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. (Goodreads summary)
Ok, I don’t like to leave poor reviews. I’m pretty generous typically. I just really don’t like fluffy books. Not to say that I don’t see value in fun reading, I do. I like books that are fun to read and this book was not. After reading the first few chapters, I felt like it was a propaganda piece on saying no to drug use and teenage drinking. This book dealt with some pretty heavy stuff like witchcraft and drug abuse almost flippantly. There was little to no depth of character and very little point to the plot. I also do not like books that are categorized as fantasy/paranormal and skate very close to real religions, like in this case Wicca. Furthermore, the romance was shallow and underdeveloped and felt forced. There were a few really funny one-liners which made me chuckle but that was about all I liked about this story. Plus the ending was supposed to be all feel-goody and all it did was make me feel terrible. I could really take this or leave it, hence the two star review.
Author: Meg Cabot
Published: August 1st 2007 by HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages; Kindle; Nook
Source: Borrowed from library