Review of Jinx

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.

I decided to stay on my Meg Cabot audiobook binge and continue with Jinx. It was read by Amber Sealey and was 7 hours, 17 minutes long.

  • The story was fun. I think witchcraft, witches, magic is always an intriguing topic. This combined with New York City and a fancy private school made a fun story to listen to.
  • I have another book boy crush on Zack. He was just so down to earth, had a great sense of humor and was normal. I liked him, more so, because there wasn’t anything that hugely stood out, just a plain ole good guy.
  • Jean (Jinx) is a redhead! I always love main characters with red hair! It is funny that there are only 2% of us in the world, but we are featured so often in YA books!
  • Jean’s cousins, aunt / uncle, and nanny were cute. They were fun additions to the story and interesting side characters!
  • Two of my favorite words – Slow Burn! I love me some good, realistic romance!

  • Although necessary in the storyline, Tory really drove me insane! Her and her friends did remind me of the Craft, which I do love, but still Tory, GROW UP!


  1. Wait there's only 2% of redheads in the world? Wow. I feel so special now.

    I read Jinx so many years ago, and one of the only scenes I remember is when Tory makes Jinx wear the black dress while she wears the angelic white one. I hated Tory. She does need to grow up.

  2. I actually saw this today in the book shop for only 5 euro for the HB but wasnt sure if Id read it or not. I might just buy it the next time Im down there. Great review :)

  3. I love witches books, I didn't know this one but I heard a lot about the author.

  4. I haven't heard of this one but yea I definitely would be with you about annoying characters who just need to get with the program.

  5. I remember enjoying this one when I was younger - Cabot books always seem to entertain! And a slow burn romance is always a bonus :)

    Great review!

  6. Woah...2% of redheads?!! I would NOT have known that since so many books have red-heads. lol x)

  7. Jinx's cover has already drawn me in. I'm reading a witch/magical trilogy right now and loving it so any excuse to stay on that subject is okay with me. The nice guys always make the perfect book boy crushes especially if there isn't anything extraordinary about them because that's not reality. 2% of Redheads - wow! I love red hair. It's really pretty. I guess since it's so rare, it's so pretty.

  8. This is the first time I hear about this book, but I love paranormal books with witches in it. I'll check it out, thanks for sharing :)


I'd love to hear what you thought of the book or others you think I will like! Please share your thoughts! Thank you for the thought, but I am not participating in awards.