Jinx by Meg Cabot
ISBN: 0060837667
ISBN13: 978-0060837662
Author: Meg Cabot
Book title: Jinx
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Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Teen; Reprint edition (May 12, 2009)
Language: English
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Category: Literature & Fiction

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It's not easy being Jinx.

Jean Honeychurch hates her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean). What's worse? Her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—even to New York City, where Jinx has moved to get away from the huge mess she caused in her small hometown. Her aunt and uncle welcome her to their Manhattan town house, but her beautiful cousin Tory isn't so thrilled. . . .

In fact, Tory is hiding a dangerous secret—one that could put them all in danger. Soon Jinx realizes it isn't just bad luck she's been running from . . . and that the curse she has lived under since the day she was born may be the only thing that can save her life.


Books reviews
Asyasya
Jinx starts out just about the same as any Meg Cabot book. Girl has hidden problem alluded to but not openly discussed, girl sees hot guy who makes her insides melt but doesn't know how to get him to notice her, girl makes a fool of herself trying to get said cute guy. But before too long, you find out that Jean is anything but a normal Cabot heroine.

Jean Honeychurch arrives in New York City thinking that her life can only get better after a stocker forces her to move from her small hometown in rural Iowa to live with her aunt, uncle and spoiled cousin Tory. There Jean finds out Tory has changed drastically from her five-year-old self who used to ford creeks and climb trees; now Troy is a little too into boys, likes to mess around with drugs and alcohol, and even fancies herself a witch.

And of course, Jean instantly falls for the boy next door, Zack, who likes the au pair who already has a boyfriend back in Germany. But don't worry, because Troy will stop at nothing to get Zack for herself even though she is dating Shawn with the agreement that they are really only friends with benefits.

If that love triangle (or pentagon) isn't complicated enough for you, throw in the fact that Troy is practicing black magic, Jean thinks she's cursed and Shawn starts getting a little sloppy at his job as the local drug pusher at their elite Manhattan private school. That is when things really start to get good.

Reading this book reminded me why I love Meg Cabot so much. While her romances are pretty formulaic and her characters tend to sound just about the same from book to book, Cabot really shines as a paranormal writer. With the whit and romance of her 1-800-Where-R-You series (When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You) and Missing You (1-800-Where-R-You, Book 5)) and the darker edge and great dialogue of her Mediator series (Shadowland (The Mediator, Book 1) and The Mediator #6: Twilight (Mediator)), Meg Cabot brings the world of witchcraft and dark magic to an entirely new level.
fabscf
As someone that goes by the name Jinx I was of course drawn in by the title of this book when I saw it at my high school library. Honestly though I've heard of Meg Cabot I was thinking this seemed out of her field and probably wouldn't be that good. I was impressed by this story and wish there were more of this style from Meg Cabot. It has some very fun and interesting twists and I'd really love to see it as a movie too.
Kagda
First you know it's written by Meg Cabot
Second you know it's going to be geared to the YA crowd
Third you know it's going to have that element of good vs evil and will they/won't they

You will like this book if:
You like a fun, quick, easy, lighthearted, clean, youth, romance, with a dash of the supernatural (witchy stuff in this case)

Let's not get to high and mighty on our reviews of sweet little YA romance novels, we know what we're getting into.
Buge
A really good book. Extremely well written. Jinx is a very likeable character, someone that we can all relate to, at least on some level. Of course the fact that she's completely blind to the obvious will have you yelling at the book.

Pretty much if you like anything else by Meg Cabot, you'll like this. It's written in her stlye; it has the same humor and charm of all her other books.

The only complaint I have is that it's ridiculously short. I recived it in the mail this afternoon, and I've already finished it. It's also a bit predictable, but in the best kind of way.

I'm sensing a sequel.... Or maybe that's just wishful thinking.
Gralsa
It was pretty predictable but i still enjoyed it. Also (SPOILERS) did Jinx have to be so clueless about Zack's obvious crush on her? The one thing i couldn't predict was what Tory did at the dance! I had no idea what she had planned but i knew it would be bad. That was pure genius! Especially stealing the doll! That earned this book an extra star from me.
Fararala
I have always been a fan of her work and have read all of her books. This book seemed repetitive with several others and not very original at all but it was definitely still cute. Would recommend to those who love MC -- you will still enjoy it :)
Jube
It was OK. Not enough "magic" for me, but it was sweet. What I do like about Meg Cabot's book are the happy endings. Sometimes even for the bad guys ;o)
Cute book!!!
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