Author: Meg Cabot
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by HarperTeen
It’s not easy being Jinx.
The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just…Jean) is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—which is why she’s thrilled to be moving in with her aunt and uncle in New York City. Maybe when she’s halfway across the country, Jinx can finally outrun her bad luck. Or at least escape the havoc she’s caused back in her small hometown.
But trouble has definitely followed Jinx to New York. And it’s causing big problems for her cousin Tory, who is not happy to have the family black sheep around. Beautiful, glamorous Tory is hiding a dangerous secret—one that she’s sure Jinx is going to reveal.
Jinx is beginning to realize it isn’t just bad luck she’s been running from. It’s something far more sinister…and the curse Jinx has lived under since the day she was born might just be the only thing that can save her life.
Jean was nicknamed Jinx by members of her family because she’s prone to mishaps from the moment she was born. Plus, there was the alluded truth that Jean had cast a love spell on her crush which had backfired “a little” and caused the guy to become stalker-ish.
Her cousin, Tory, convinced Jean to join her coven of pretend “witches”. Tory had long wanted to prove to the family that she was a real witch, while Jean denied being one. Jinx refused to participate in any of her cousin’s schemes. This angered Tory and caused her to plot revenge against her. Turned out, being a witch wasn’t her only issue. Truth was, Tory was extremely jealous of Jean’s carefree relationship with Zach Rosen, a hot-looking boy who lived next door. A kidnapping and a ritual soon ensued, and the real witch emerged.
I had fun reading this book, especially the “Prom” or Spring Formal part. It was a mix of hilarity and absurdity and you can’t help but chuckled at all their foolishness. Jinx isn’t my first Meg Cabot book. I loved her Princess Diaries series, but I think I like Jinx more. There’s something relaxing after reading something that doesn’t involved tiaras and bodyguards. It was certainly brought good vibes to me.