Monday, June 14, 2010

Jinx by Meg Cabot


Jinx

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.
I LOVE Meg Cabot and I've been wanting to read this one for YEARS. Finally, I got it!

This is very different from any other Meg Cabot (MC for this review, because, you know, she's cool like that) I've read. It has this awesome paranormal twist mixed in with the MC formula: humor, hot guys, and love triangle.

Jean is an awesome main character and narrator. I mean, ANYONE can relate to her. She's geeky, weird, and clumsy (like me). Plus, a super attitude add her to one of my favorite MC characters ever (right next to Princess Mia).

Oh, my God! Zach is like, amazing. I really do love him. He reminded me a lot of MC's Michael Moscovitz, he's that kind of cool. I liked how Jean and Zach's relationship developed, it flowed nicely and sweetly.

Petra is such a fun character, too. And Tory is evil. I think she's one of the most evil MC characters I've read.

This book definitely makes it into my favorites this year.

In one sentence:
"Meg Cabot has done it again!"

Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Writing: 5
Cover: 5
Overall Feeling: 5
Average: 5


5 comments:

brizmus said...

It is different from other Meg Cabot and yet, it is also SO fabulous! Love! <3

Rowena said...

I totally agree! This book was another fabulous read by Meg Cabot. I adored it and am glad to see that you do too. Good review!

Mrs. Vincent said...

I absolutely adore Meg Cabot, and I liked this one but I have to say it was not one of my favorites (no offense...). The witch thing was just weird to me...but I did enjoy the characters!

The Library Lurker said...

It's been a while since I've read this, and I want to reread it now! Great review!

Lizzy said...

I love Meg Cabot, too! I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this one up, but I really enjoyed it. Great review :)

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