Jordyn has grown a lot as a character, and her humanity is seeping in. The emotions just keep coming, even though she doesn’t welcome them. Why should she? They’re totally a foreign concept to her and cause nothing more than distress.
I’m not normally one to like, or really welcome, kid characters in a book like this – it’s too much of an adult world and they don’t feel authentic or like they belong. Boon is the exception. Yup, that’s his name. But he and Jordyn instantly click, and as far as 9yr olds go, he’s pretty cool.
Despite all her confusion, Jordyn has her family to come back to – those who decide to love her. She needs that love and support because she’s got crazy fights and daemons to take on. She certainly hasn’t lost her edge!