Jinx by Meg Cabot


7 Critic Reviews

The final supernatural showdown proves that Cabot can do harrowing just as well as she does pop romance.
-Publishers Weekly


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.


About Meg Cabot

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Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to writing adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series The Princess Diaries. She lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins. 276 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2


Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jun 24 2010

While too-perfect Jinx isn’t as compelling as Cabot’s usual heroines, the fluffy gothic romance will keep her readers happy.

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Publishers Weekly

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Aug 30 2008

The final supernatural showdown proves that Cabot can do harrowing just as well as she does pop romance.

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Above average
Reviewed by Heather Kuehl on Feb 14 2011

When readers finish this book, they'll have to wonder if it was Meg Cabot's intent to write a young adult version of the rated R movie.

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Teen Reads

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on Oct 18 2011

With this funny story filled with both crazy and lovable characters, Meg Cabot proves once again that there is no jinx on her magical writing talent.

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Common Sense Media

on Mar 26 2014

Jinx may be a "bad luck magnet" but she has a strong moral center and keeps trying to do what's right, and her story imparts a good underlying message about being yourself.

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Kidz World

Reviewed by Kidz World on Apr 15 2009

Jinx is one of Meg Cabot’s most entertaining reads.

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Teen Ink

Reviewed by Aperez on Jan 01 2009

Jinx is just plain amazing. This book will be stuck onto your hands for the rest of your life.

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