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.
An unabridged production on 6 CDs (7 hours, 15 minutes).
So this was one of my all time favorite books for a long time and then I lost my copy in a move. I found it in audiobook format somewhere and decided to buy it. Still a great book.
So this is what I would consider a middle grade book about two girls who supposedly are meant to inherit magic from their mothers family. The girls fight over boys and who deserves the magic. But do things eventually get out of hand? Can Jinx protect herself in the long run? How bad can things get?
I love this book and I truly enjoyed listening to it. The reader made it fun and exciting to hear the story. I have never been a huge fan of audiobooks but this one is starting to change that. The story flows well and the pace is great. The characters and detailed, fun and enigmatic. The plot was a fun one as well. Meg made this a fun and magical book for all ages to enjoy. I look forward to listening to Avalon High soon as well as it is another one of my favorite books by this author.