Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Pazuzu's Girl” as Want to Read:
Pazuzu's Girl
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Pazuzu's Girl

by
3.93  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Morpho Wilson thought her life was difficult enough. Her father is Pazuzu, the Mesopotamian demon of plague and the Southwest wind. As a teenager Morpho struggles against her father, while trying to adjust to high school in a new neighborhood. The family is constantly moving in an attempt to elude Pazuzu’s murderous ex-wife, a demoness known for killing children.

Then some
...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published February 10th 2012 by JournalStone (first published February 1st 2012)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Pazuzu's Girl, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Pazuzu's Girl

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.93  · 
Rating details
 ·  55 ratings  ·  29 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Pazuzu's Girl
Christopher Payne
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: journalstone
Morpho Wilson thought her life was difficult enough. Her father is Pazuzu, the Mesopotamian demon of plague and the Southwest wind. As a teenager Morpho struggles against her father, while trying to adjust to high school in a new neighborhood. The family is constantly moving in an attempt to elude Pazuzu’s murderous ex-wife, a demoness known for killing children.

Then something unique happens. A socially-impaired classmate becomes so intrigued by Morpho that he pursues her, despite the mystery s
...more
Cassie McCown
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pazuzu's Girl
By: Rachel Coles
ISBN: 9781936564361
Expected Publication: February 10, 2012 by JournalStone
Available format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook

My Rating: ★★★★★

I love working with JournalStone because I have been fortunate enough to get an early look at so many amazing novels. Pazuzu's Girl is definitely in those ranks! It has such an interesting, unique plot and is so well written. I continue to be impressed by the caliber of writers who are being discovered or re-discovered by this company
...more
Marik Berghs
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pazuzu’s Daughter by Rachel Coles

This paranormal urban fantasy has an original premise with well-developed characters based on an exciting mythology. I was so confident in the author’s storytelling ability I didn’t even rush to look up the background of her supernatural lexicon. I just knew it was going to measure up. And I wasn’t disappointed.

The character arcs are rich and believable, and come on, we’re talking about some pretty weird individuals here. The tone hovers between humor, pathos, g
...more
Amos Cassidy
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is my kind of book! A host of characters, a fast paced story-line, and enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat. I liked the fact that we were given enough background into the characters to develop an understanding of them, but not so much that it detracted from the main plot. I loved the witty banter and Pazuzu's reactions to mundane things. I loved the fact that, for Pazuzu, being a demon didn't make raising a teenage daughter any easier. Morpho was a delight to read; vibrant, c ...more
Ashley M.
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I love stories that involve demons and coming of age battling evil and accepting your destiny. The thing that makes this book so interesting is all of the Sumerian lore and Mesopotamia myth that the author obviously spent a lot of time researching. I appreciate it when an author knows what they are writing about. Check it out. It's different from most of the titles targeted at readers these days, and that is good. ...more
Fran
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Teens go through a difficult time just existing or growing up but some more than others. Morpho Wilson was not your typical teen. Her demeanor and outer appearance are quite remarkable and would definitely stand out. Those looking at her with her blue hair and unique type of dress might think she fit right in with the other kids in her school. But, life was hard for her. Living with a father who was the Mesopotamian demon of Plague and known as the Southwest wind, did not make her life any easie ...more
T
WOOF. What a...what a mess. This had an amazing premise. Sumerian mythology! A sprinkling of Irish mythology! Takes place in Denver! Yeah. That’s about all it had going for it because ooof. What a disaster.

It is in DESPERATE need of an editor. About halfway through, all the plot lines starting splintering and it just made for horrendous reading. The subplots of JD and the principal could have been axed. The back and forth between current day and the origin stories were badly transitioned and fe
...more
Dani
3.5/5 stars

Mesopotamian mythology. Why the last time I read a book inspired by that, (before Pazuzu’s Girl, of course) was…well, never. So when I was offered the opportunity to read and review this book, I jumped at the chance. Mythology has always interested me. It’s simultaneously enchanting and horrifying, beautiful yet unapologetically cruel; the gods being immortal, incredibly powerful, interested in the adoration of man, yet apathetic to mankind’s individual fates. They’re typically petty,
...more
⚝  Ŧáẅņá ⚝
May 01, 2012 rated it liked it
I will say this should be more of a 3.5 for personal thoughts on reading the story and a 4.5 for the flow of writing and the amount of research about the Gods that would have had to go into this book.

The Story
Pazuzu is a Mesopotamian God and at one point he made an error in judgement and got kicked out of their Heaven. Then he ended up hooking up with a psycho Goddess...he then got away from her and married another woman with whom he had a daughter, Morpho. Morpho is now a teenager and her mothe
...more
Katy
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who enjoy a good fantasy interwoven w/ ancient mythology
Recommended to Katy by: LibraryThing/JournalStone
Disclosure: I received a free e-book copy from JournalStone via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer’s giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from NetGalley: Morpho Wilson thought her life was difficult enough. Her father is Pazuzu, the Mesopotamian demon of plague and the Southwest wind. As a teenager Morpho struggles against her father, while trying to adjust to high school in a new neighborhood. The family is constantly moving in an attempt to elude Pazuzu’s murderous ex-wife, a demoness
...more
Michelle J.
May 04, 2012 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Maxine
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have read several books from Journal Stone and they have rarely disappointed. Pazuzu's Girl is no exception. It is a fun, fast ride that will keep your attention from the first page to the last. The use of ancient gods is not new in fantasy but I loved the use of far eastern gods which are certainly less well known, at least by me.

The book is aimed at young readers but , due to some references to drugs, it might not be suitable for the under-sixteen crowd. However, as an adult, I enjoyed it im
...more
Max
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is one of the more interesting books that I have read in quite awhile. The idea is new and original, and the writing is superb.

Morpho was struggling just to be a normal teenager even though her father is the Mesopotamian demon of plague. When the entire heavens come to earth to fight a battle over her, she and a group of her friends must do their best to survive and turn the battle back into the favor of humans.

The ending of this book is superb with enough twists and firepower to satisfy mo
...more
Shay Williams
Feb 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
From reading the preview of PAZUZU'S GIRL, I thought that it would be a young adult book. And it is in a way. We get to meet Morpho and her boyfriend JD. They however don't experience the usual teenage issues. Instead they have to save the world from her father's nasty ex-wife.

Morpho and JD however don't appear to be the primary characters in this book. That spot actually goes to Morpho's father Pazuzu. The reader gets to meet him in both the present time and in the past thru flashbacks. We get
...more
Sharon
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: may-2012
This is my first time to review a book. I really enjoyed reading this book. Morpho has teenage problems.....they aren't exactly typical though. She has to deal with a father that is protective but has the ability to change shapes. Her boyfriend is into drugs and inventing things. The whole book centers on keeping Morpho safe and defeating her father's ex-wife. I wouldn't say this book would be suitable for younger kids because of the drugs. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to ...more
Leah
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was amazing and a I thought it was a cool idea that the author used a different set of beliefs instead of Christianity. I also loved the story line. When I read the blurb, I was under the impression that it would be in Morpho's perspective most of the time (and I wanted that so much!) but it wasn't... And I was kinda depressed about that :( ...more
Laura
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan for awhile for books that combine myths and gods with the modern world. This book is another interesting example of that type. The best part is that the gods involved are not the ubiquitous Greek gods that everybody knows. The teenage main characters were very engaging and I would love to read more about them. ...more
Lori
This was an ARC; review TK.
Alissa
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-reviewed
I loved this book! It wasn't the normal paranormal god vs. mortal story. Very well written, kept me turning pages. ...more
Allizabeth Collins
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Review:

I will not label this book YA (young adult) fantasy, because of the amount of adult content it contains (drugs, mature language, etc...), but that doesn't mean that teens (17 and up) won't enjoy the fast-paced and well-researched story-line of Pazuzu's Girl. I found the book to be entertainingly original, with a well-developed plot-line and believable characters. I liked the contrasts between Pazuzu and Lugal (the Gods), and the more humanly "flawed" individuals throughout the text; they
...more
Jessica Bronder
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Pazuzu is a Mesopotamian god that manages to get himself kicked out of Heaven. Then he hooks up with a psycho goddess. He manages to escape her and finds another woman and has Morpho. The problem is psycho is intent on finding Pazuzu and destroying him. Because of that, Pazuzu and Morpho move a lot trying to stay hidden.

Morpho is in another high school trying to keep to herself but JD, has taken a fascination with her. If that wasn’t bad enough, psycho has found Pazuzu and is now looking for th
...more
Suzanne Pringle
First I want to say thank you to the author for allowing me to read this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Second, I am not too sure what I think about this book. I didn't mind the story line. The title of the book says "Pazuzu's Girl" but the story seems to be more about the gods, pazuzu himself, and then his girl.

I found this novel to be more of a "Storybook". It told a wonderful yet intricate story story of Pazuzu, and Lugal. Their rise and fall, their mortality and immortality,
...more
Cordenne
Mar 12, 2012 rated it liked it
The god, Anzu is in deep trouble after stealing something that judges the fate of just about everything. In return he is judged by his fellow gods. Now, he is Pazuzu, demon of the Plague and Winds. Down and depressed, he falls under the seduction of an evil demoness and weds her. A decision he soon regrets. Not long after, the demoness becomes his ex and he marries someone he actually loves and has a beautiful child with. Shortly after, his pyschopathic ex is back, kills the wifey, scrams, and c ...more
Jamie Stanley
I won this book in a firstreads giveaway. I truly enjoyed this book. I love stories about greek god and and demons. This story is about a teenager who moves from school to school sure to her dad trying to hide her from his evil ex-wife. She is having a hard time during in, but then meets this boy who is very intrigued by her and her family. She then starts acting up and getting detentions and suspended from school, her father blames the boy for being a bad influenceR on her. He cannot figure out ...more
Cyn
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS - Won this book on Library Thing and I found it a fun, interesting, read. I had trouble keeping the name of the different gods/goddesses straight sometimes, but that didn't hinder me from following what was going on. If you like supernatural/mythological fiction, you will probably enjoy this book. Recommended. ...more
Francine
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the premise of this book but have to admit I got a little confused trying to keep up with everyone's narrative. However, that point aside, I enjoyed the book, especially the mythilogical aspect. ...more
Brad Woodcock
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An exceptional first book from a great new author. Really good mythological background and story based book.
Jodie
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. There were times however that I just felt lost and it wasn't so good that I wanted to backtrack to figure it out. It was good but will I read the sequel? ...I doubt it... ...more
Elizabeth Reuter
rated it really liked it
Feb 18, 2012
Cookie
rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
19 followers
Writer, emergency preparedness coordinator, medical anthropologist, geek mom.

News & Interviews

  Listen up, because our colleagues here at Goodreads have some excellent audiobook recommendations for you! Of course, the books they've...
30 likes · 20 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »