Saturday, 7 January 2012

Review: Jinx by Meg Cabot

I've always been a fan of Meg Cabot, so when I saw she had a new book out I knew I had to get it, even though I didn't know what it was about, relying on the knowledge that a Meg Cabot book is always good! So the next morning I grabbed jinx and spent that whole morning in bed reading it!
Being a fan of Meg Cabot and magic I was not disappointed.

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.

This story mixes real life settings and characters with the element of fantasy making it entertaining for most teens.
I didn't like Jinx's cousin but she played her role well taking her role as the evil cousin to the next level. A well rounded cast of characters that all played a great role in making Jinx enjoyable.

In my opinion Meg Cabot is a brilliant writter who is able to take clich├ęd plots and give them a refreshing take. A great example of a stand alone novel, you will not be disappointed with the ending.

 A great read if you are a girl over 12.

If you've read Jinx and your looking for something similar try these books, with reviews coming soon!
~Avalon High By Meg Cabot
~The Summoning By Kelley Armstrong
~ The Mediator series By Meg Cabot

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