Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Jinx - Meg Cabot
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.
I really enjoyed this one a lot. I started reading it one night, thinking I'd get through a chapter or two before I was tired enough to go to sleep.
I ended up reading the entire thing. So much for sleep. I don't need that to function though, right?
Oh well. This was a really cute read. Love Love Love Meg Cabot, and I adored her main character in this one. She was sweet, cute, and flawed, but not annoying. She was just trying to stay out of trouble when all trouble wanted to do was follow her around like a stray dog.
The paranormal aspect was understated and a lot more innocent than a lot of the other teen books out right now. I loved the whole good witch/bad witch--real witch/fake witch--is magic really real? thing this book had going. Couldn't put it down. Luckily for me, it wasn't a long read....or I'd still be trying to catch up.
4 (and a half...because I couldn't put it down) Stars!
On Amazon.com Jinx
On Goodreads.com Jinx