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Title:Pazuzu's Girl
Authors:Rachel Coles
Info:JournalStone (2012), Paperback, 268 pages
Collections:Your library, Read needs reviewing, ebook
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fiction, read, 2012, april, gods, demi-gods, humour, romance, ghosts

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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. ( )
  ZombiAsh | Feb 21, 2013 |
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This was a really interesting young adult novel that was entertaining even for someone my age! I connected with the characters and grew to genuinely care about them throughout the work. The story had elements of fantasy, history, and adventure and was very enjoyable. ( )
  lbobs | Nov 2, 2012 |
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I received this ebook through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. I found this book difficult to get into. I read quite a bit of urban fantasy, and usually have no trouble suspending disbelief, but in this case, I did. Pazuzu manifests himself to his daughter as a cloud of grasshoppers; Morpho is, of course, another word for butterfly -- her mother, I believe, actually *was* a butterfly. I don't know,it just didn't grab me, and the insects kind of creeped me out. So unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish this one. ( )
  willac | Aug 28, 2012 |
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I really liked this book! the concepts of it and the modern background made it very enjoyable.I received this ebook from library thing to review and I found myself unable to do it due to computer problems! (tell me about it) but once I started to read it I could not stop. Above all I liked the topic of Mesopotamian lure that the author used in it. Is a book that has funny dialogues and impressive twists. The end was amazing! you have to read to find out for yourselves :) ( )
  Chio10 | Jul 7, 2012 |
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Not a bad book; not a great one either. The story was a decent mix of fantasy and reality, or the reality from the perspective of a teenage girl. The writing causes a little confusion with two names per every "demon", and the plot has bits of "Twilight" in it. Like I said, it's not a great read, but cute in ways that would attract an audience. ( )
  kristincedar | Jul 2, 2012 |
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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 easier. Her home invested with worms and other creatures deemed normal to them attracted others and might bring in the exterminators to eliminate what most would not want crawling down their backs or entire body. Never remaining in one place and hoping to elude her father, Pazuzu’s dangerous and ex-wife, poor Morpho remained on the edge at all times. School tended to present its own challenges as many tried to goad her into difficult situations and winding up in detention for spilling coffee on some that stuck a lollypop in her hair did not endear her to the Principal or anyone else. Imagine ad demoness known for killing children as your stepmother. As the situation with this young man who winds up in detention continues he decides to befriend and pursue her even though her family has an aura of danger around them. This socially- challenged young man does not really care.

As Pazuzu enters the meeting hall for the HOA meeting he addresses the dais and claims that he is in compliance with the way his lawn appears and shrubs look. But, what appears manicured to him looks withered, dead and definitely infested with pests to others insisting that he control the problem since most people would not want to be plagued with these cockroaches, bedbugs and other insects in their homes. But, Pazuzu is not really human and as he enters his home he envisions his deceased wife and things about his ex-wife who has taken many victims including Morpho’s mother, Etain. The anger that he emits is quite compelling and shakes up not only the real world but he dark world too. The sight you would behold might startle some but not others.

When Morpho returns after skateboarding with her new friend JD she realizes what happened when she enters the house and sees the Lugal sweeping up the glass and her father’s wrath. But, most parents tend to over react when they think their children are in danger or sometimes mixed up with the wrong young man. When Lugal tells Pazuzu about a phone call received from school and he is requested to attend a meeting with the Principal about Morpho’s changed and challenging behaviors his world will definitely not be the same. The author shares his background with the reader as we learn why he is on Earth, the quest that cost him much of his power and the one person who was the reason for losing the sacred Tablet. Master Enlil and Anzu, which is his real name, battle it out in a unique and icy fashion with the Tablet of Destiny as the coveted prize. Would you want to control the destiny of others? Would you use it for good or for evil? Holding the tablet he becomes distracted and does not see Ninurta, the plough god giving him chase until it is too late. What happens will definitely mystify the reader and keep you spellbound to the page to see what happens next? As Anzu comes back to the present he decides to deal with the poor object of Morpho’s transgressions like any out of control parent by using violence. What he sees when he gets there makes him rethink his actions for about a second as he realizes that JD is a victim of a different kind of abuse from his own father. JD and Anzu’s encounter is quite compelling as JD tries to explain in a respectful manner what really happened and Anzu, does not hear a word he says. Next the author reflects back to the one reason, his ex-wife and explains her powers and why he is so overprotective. You decide what you would do if someone so dangerous wanted to destroy all that really matters to you as she has done before.

When Pazuzu arrives at the school and enters the Principal’s office the connection comes through and he realizes just whom this Principal really is and now has to deal with him up close and in person. Added to that the author throws in some comic relief as this administrator has a definite touch of OCD and what Pazuzu does is really quite funny. A meeting that would give Pazuzu much pause for thought, as he does not reveal how or when he might have met this man before. Explaining the circumstances around his daughter’s danger without causing any suspicion to him or create an alarm that would cause the man to call protective services, as you hear the inner thoughts of the principal regarding school safety the that of Pazuzu too. But, procedures must be followed, as you will learn by the Principal’s actions following their meeting.

How far will a father go to protect his daughter and to what length will a young man go to protect a friend? When JD sees that Morpho is in danger what he does will endear him to the reader, open his eyes wide to the world of demons and the God Of Plague as Pazuzu is known in his world. And help the reader understand the true meaning of love, friendship, loyalty and protection at all costs. Just what happens to two young men that attack Morpho? What role does her stepmother, Lititu play? Why is she called the Shifter of Seven Faces? Some of the answers will be revealed others the reader will have to read and search for when you read this unique, creative and definitely original novel Pazuzu’z Girl. Watch out for the grasshoppers! Just how close was the demon’s mistress? Can you feel her presence? So, why does JD defend her father?

Then, she begins to understand as she hears the words of her mother, sees her image in the form of a butterfly and understands why she must be careful and trust no one as she explains what happened to her, where she is and why he first husband is a slave to Lititu. Can you see the moth’s silk wings and hear her voice? Why doesn’t Morpho heed her warning? Taking Morpho back to where it all began and what happened to her brother and much more. As the story flashes back you understand what Pazuzu really is and why he is called the demon of plagues and how Etain thought he could save her son whose problem stemmed from something he was doing to himself. As the moths lifted off and floated away she learned more than she ever expected.

The eyes of an intern seeing a black stone snake while on an archeological expedition will take his life and bring to light the Curse of Ereshkigal. The Principal of the school looking for the two boys that tormented Morpho as the news brings to light what happened in Bagdad to the archeologist will it all blend together as one? The Underworld: Would you want to be a part of it? Just how far will these archeologists dig? Then Etain appears on the Principal’s screen as the moths vanished from his computer and she entered him. Once upon a time Ninurta had the tablet that was to be returned to the Gods. Why was she there and what will happen next? As the Queen of the Underworld exhibits her wrath on the innocent and Anzu learns that the Tablet is gone and only small traces of its power remain to lure the demoness to them. Just how Lugal does this you will not get from me. We all promised to protect Morpho and besides who needs the wrath of her father! Then the truth rears its ugly head as Anzu learns something from Lugal that would change it all.

JD proves to really care about Morpho and when she transforms wait and see what he does to protect her. When Etain enlists the help of Ninurta to go to the underworld to meet with the Queen why does he agree and what will the next step be? Her goal is to destroy the world and everything in it and much more. Imagine a tablet that will allow the owner to control the fate of everything and everyone on Earth. What role will he play in helping his students, protecting Morpho and seeking vengeance for the dead?

From the Middle East to the battle grounds of the gods to the present where Morpho lives what happens will remind everyone what evil does to not just humans, how far will two men go to protect those they care about? What will happen to Morpho?

Lamashtu’s deadly grasped encompassed many. Throughout the Middle East she spread her reign of death and destruction. How would Morpho deal with her new form? Would she ever return to her human form? How would Anzu find Lugal and what happened to him when he finally returns home? As both worlds begin to blend and Morpho, Lugal, Anzu learn the truth behind the demoneess and Ninhab’s real goal, will anything ever become the way it was before and who or what will survive? What really happened to cost Pazuzu being a god and who was responsible?

As JD faces his new world, deals with the demons can Morpho, Anzu, and the rest finally finish off Lamashtu? Lamashtu is the demoness of plague and corruption can they beat her or will Morpho and her brother fall prey to her in the underworld? Just how far will a father go to protect his daughter and how will she go to protect others too?

One family fights for their survival. One young girl named Morpho learns the true meaning of love, loyalty and forgiveness. Who lives? What is their fate? What happens when the dust settles, the battles end and the death and destruction are finally over? An ending that you will never expect with surprises and twists so unique and creatively crafted that author Rachel Coles is definitely up there with the best in her genre. Graphically depicted scenes and characters although some not human have the same failings we do. Who lives? What finally happens? Pazuzu’a Girl: Read it to find out which portal each one enters?

This book gets: FIVE BUTTERFLIES!

Fran Lewis: Reviewer

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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 easier. Her home invested with worms and other creatures deemed normal to them attracted others and might bring in the exterminators to eliminate what most would not want crawling down their backs or entire body. Never remaining in one place and hoping to elude her father, Pazuzu’s dangerous and ex-wife, poor Morpho remained on the edge at all times. School tended to present its own challenges as many tried to goad her into difficult situations and winding up in detention for spilling coffee on some that stuck a lollypop in her hair did not endear her to the Principal or anyone else. Imagine ad demoness known for killing children as your stepmother. As the situation with this young man who winds up in detention continues he decides to befriend and pursue her even though her family has an aura of danger around them. This socially- challenged young man does not really care.

As Pazuzu enters the meeting hall for the HOA meeting he addresses the dais and claims that he is in compliance with the way his lawn appears and shrubs look. But, what appears manicured to him looks withered, dead and definitely infested with pests to others insisting that he control the problem since most people would not want to be plagued with these cockroaches, bedbugs and other insects in their homes. But, Pazuzu is not really human and as he enters his home he envisions his deceased wife and things about his ex-wife who has taken many victims including Morpho’s mother, Etain. The anger that he emits is quite compelling and shakes up not only the real world but he dark world too. The sight you would behold might startle some but not others.

When Morpho returns after skateboarding with her new friend JD she realizes what happened when she enters the house and sees the Lugal sweeping up the glass and her father’s wrath. But, most parents tend to over react when they think their children are in danger or sometimes mixed up with the wrong young man. When Lugal tells Pazuzu about a phone call received from school and he is requested to attend a meeting with the Principal about Morpho’s changed and challenging behaviors his world will definitely not be the same. The author shares his background with the reader as we learn why he is on Earth, the quest that cost him much of his power and the one person who was the reason for losing the sacred Tablet. Master Enlil and Anzu, which is his real name, battle it out in a unique and icy fashion with the Tablet of Destiny as the coveted prize. Would you want to control the destiny of others? Would you use it for good or for evil? Holding the tablet he becomes distracted and does not see Ninurta, the plough god giving him chase until it is too late. What happens will definitely mystify the reader and keep you spellbound to the page to see what happens next? As Anzu comes back to the present he decides to deal with the poor object of Morpho’s transgressions like any out of control parent by using violence. What he sees when he gets there makes him rethink his actions for about a second as he realizes that JD is a victim of a different kind of abuse from his own father. JD and Anzu’s encounter is quite compelling as JD tries to explain in a respectful manner what really happened and Anzu, does not hear a word he says. Next the author reflects back to the one reason, his ex-wife and explains her powers and why he is so overprotective. You decide what you would do if someone so dangerous wanted to destroy all that really matters to you as she has done before.

When Pazuzu arrives at the school and enters the Principal’s office the connection comes through and he realizes just whom this Principal really is and now has to deal with him up close and in person. Added to that the author throws in some comic relief as this administrator has a definite touch of OCD and what Pazuzu does is really quite funny. A meeting that would give Pazuzu much pause for thought, as he does not reveal how or when he might have met this man before. Explaining the circumstances around his daughter’s danger without causing any suspicion to him or create an alarm that would cause the man to call protective services, as you hear the inner thoughts of the principal regarding school safety the that of Pazuzu too. But, procedures must be followed, as you will learn by the Principal’s actions following their meeting.

How far will a father go to protect his daughter and to what length will a young man go to protect a friend? When JD sees that Morpho is in danger what he does will endear him to the reader, open his eyes wide to the world of demons and the God Of Plague as Pazuzu is known in his world. And help the reader understand the true meaning of love, friendship, loyalty and protection at all costs. Just what happens to two young men that attack Morpho? What role does her stepmother, Lititu play? Why is she called the Shifter of Seven Faces? Some of the answers will be revealed others the reader will have to read and search for when you read this unique, creative and definitely original novel Pazuzu’z Girl. Watch out for the grasshoppers! Just how close was the demon’s mistress? Can you feel her presence? So, why does JD defend her father?

Then, she begins to understand as she hears the words of her mother, sees her image in the form of a butterfly and understands why she must be careful and trust no one as she explains what happened to her, where she is and why he first husband is a slave to Lititu. Can you see the moth’s silk wings and hear her voice? Why doesn’t Morpho heed her warning? Taking Morpho back to where it all began and what happened to her brother and much more. As the story flashes back you understand what Pazuzu really is and why he is called the demon of plagues and how Etain thought he could save her son whose problem stemmed from something he was doing to himself. As the moths lifted off and floated away she learned more than she ever expected.

The eyes of an intern seeing a black stone snake while on an archeological expedition will take his life and bring to light the Curse of Ereshkigal. The Principal of the school looking for the two boys that tormented Morpho as the news brings to light what happened in Bagdad to the archeologist will it all blend together as one? The Underworld: Would you want to be a part of it? Just how far will these archeologists dig? Then Etain appears on the Principal’s screen as the moths vanished from his computer and she entered him. Once upon a time Ninurta had the tablet that was to be returned to the Gods. Why was she there and what will happen next? As the Queen of the Underworld exhibits her wrath on the innocent and Anzu learns that the Tablet is gone and only small traces of its power remain to lure the demoness to them. Just how Lugal does this you will not get from me. We all promised to protect Morpho and besides who needs the wrath of her father! Then the truth rears its ugly head as Anzu learns something from Lugal that would change it all.

JD proves to really care about Morpho and when she transforms wait and see what he does to protect her. When Etain enlists the help of Ninurta to go to the underworld to meet with the Queen why does he agree and what will the next step be? Her goal is to destroy the world and everything in it and much more. Imagine a tablet that will allow the owner to control the fate of everything and everyone on Earth. What role will he play in helping his students, protecting Morpho and seeking vengeance for the dead?

From the Middle East to the battle grounds of the gods to the present where Morpho lives what happens will remind everyone what evil does to not just humans, how far will two men go to protect those they care about? What will happen to Morpho?

Lamashtu’s deadly grasped encompassed many. Throughout the Middle East she spread her reign of death and destruction. How would Morpho deal with her new form? Would she ever return to her human form? How would Anzu find Lugal and what happened to him when he finally returns home? As both worlds begin to blend and Morpho, Lugal, Anzu learn the truth behind the demoneess and Ninhab’s real goal, will anything ever become the way it was before and who or what will survive? What really happened to cost Pazuzu being a god and who was responsible?

As JD faces his new world, deals with the demons can Morpho, Anzu, and the rest finally finish off Lamashtu? Lamashtu is the demoness of plague and corruption can they beat her or will Morpho and her brother fall prey to her in the underworld? Just how far will a father go to protect his daughter and how will she go to protect others too?

One family fights for their survival. One young girl named Morpho learns the true meaning of love, loyalty and forgiveness. Who lives? What is their fate? What happens when the dust settles, the battles end and the death and destruction are finally over? An ending that you will never expect with surprises and twists so unique and creatively crafted that author Rachel Coles is definitely up there with the best in her genre. Graphically depicted scenes and characters although some not human have the same failings we do. Who lives? What finally happens? Pazuzu’a Girl: Read it to find out which portal each one enters?

This book gets: FIVE BUTTERFLIES!

Fran Lewis: Reviewer

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