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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  23,376 Ratings  ·  1,332 Reviews
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 ...more
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Published August 14th 2007 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published January 1st 2007)
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Hannah Absolutely if you love romance, and magic, it would be perfect. Very entertaining.
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Oh, Meg Cabot. One day you will write a book featuring a main character that is not completely stunted in the romantic awareness department. One who can look at the boy who is suddenly spending lots of time with her, in spite of her new country/super secret powers/general likability, and realize that maybe he, you know, has the hots for her.

On that day, I will likely propose to you on the spot.

Until then, well... It was cute. Teen Idol was better. Try not to make Mia too annoying in the next Pri
Jul 21, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So much potential, so little was it lived up to. The bones of the story are good. It features a girl running away from her little town in Iowa to the big city (New York) to get away from a stalker. I liked that part. But that is where the like ended. The story was full of repeated sentiments and no emotional turmoil. If a girl's gotta run away from a stalker, she may be bit I don't know, scared, lonely, mistrustful, depressed. Nope, she's just a well adjusted country girl who's also a witch. The ...more
Oct 13, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of "Charmed"
Jinx starts out just about the same as any Meg Cabot book. Girl has hidden problem alluded to but not openly discussed, girl sees hot guy who makes her insides melt but doesn't know how to get him to notice her, girl makes a fool of herself trying to get said cute guy. But before too long, you find out that Jean is anything but a normal Cabot heroine.

Jean Honeychurch arrives in New York City thinking that her life can only get better after a stocker forces her to move from her small hometown in
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Sixteen-year-old Jean"Jinx" Honeychurch from Iowa had always thought she was a jinx, thus the nickname. Believing she was born with bad luck, she went on to stay with her Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Ted in Manhattan, New York, to escape the most recent bout of misfortunes.

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 t
I Eat Words
Feb 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so I adore Meg Cabot. I love love LOVE contemporary YA chick-lit books. Meg Cabot has written a couple of my favorite series of all time. Jinx was good. It didn't have me laughing out loud like her other books, but I cracked a smile here and there and gushed over Zach, Jinx's love interest.

When Jean, AKA Jinx, moves to NYC to escape a terrible situation of her past, she must try and get along with her manipulative cousin, Tory. But Tory knows something about Jinx and herself, something th
Jean Honeychurch, also known as Jinx thanks to her rotten luck, has just moved in with her Aunt & Uncle in New York. From small town preacher's daughter to the big-city and the luxury of having her own room and living in the lap of luxury at first things seem perfect. Then Jean discovers that her cousin Tory has developed a few quirks since they met last - like deciding to become a practicing witch and leading her own coven. When Tory decides Jean is a witch too and possibly more powerful, s ...more
Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
Jean flees his homeland to New York to live with his uncles and cousins. The grandmother told the granddaughters, Jean and Tory, they were descendants of great witches and that one of them would be the next generation of witches. Tory believes she is a witch, but also believes that his cousin can also be. With the arrival of Jean things start to change for Tory, Jean refuses to join the coven's cousin, "steals" the best friend, steal the guy she likes and the attention from her parents. An inter ...more
Oct 27, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meg Cabot is the author of the wildly popular "Princess Diaries" series (adapted into two Disney movies starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews), the "1-800-Where-R-You" books (loosely adapted into a short-lived series on Lifetime), "The Mediator" books (not yet adapted into anything), among a variety of other books for teens and adults.

"Jinx" is Cabot's latest standalone teen novel.

As her nickname might suggest, it is not easy being Jinx. Jean Honeychurch has been unlucky since the day she was
Sep 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ya-lit
16-year old Jean Honeychurch has had a life-time of bad-luck……so much so, that she’s been lumped with the unflattering nickname – JINX. To escape yet another unfortunate situation (involving a stalker)...she is parceled off to live with her aunt in their up-market, East-Side townhouse.

Jinx’s encounters with her über-chic cousin, Tory leave much to be desired. Tory’s antagonism is blatantly obvious and she never fails to make Jinx feel like a klutzy, unwanted country cousin. Jinx,
Oct 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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How I remember this Book: This is the book Meg Cabot went “dark”.

Yeah, I’m laughing now.

Jinx is hardly dark. Oh, sure it has some dark moments and acutally deals with some sensitive issues-drug abuse-but compared to some of the stuff out there in the genre now…

Hardly dark.

That doesn’t mean it’s a bad book though. I actually had and even second time around had a fun time with Jinx.

There’s just something magical about reading a Meg Cabot book, the thing is there a
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3.5 This was cute enough, and quick enough, but it felt a little throwaway for me. I've had a number of people recommend it, and have a friend who loves it, and maybe if I'd read it when I was younger, I'd have loved it, too, but I was a little underwhelmed. I liked it, but just... \_(ツ)_/ ...more
Oct 10, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meg Cabot fans I guess
This is the first book I've read by Meg Cabot, so I probably started off on the wrong foot with her. I've heard so many wonderful things about her Princess books, and this cover caught my eye. But as they say, you can't judge a book...

I found Jinx to be predictable and a little tiresome. The main character (from my beloved Hawkeye state) was so naive and trusting that she made me cringe. The plot didn't have anything really new to it -- girl meets boy, girls crushes on boy, girl gets boy, with a
Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moving from a small town in Iowa to New York City was the best way Jean Honeychurch and her family could think of to handle the problem she was having with a boy. The problem wasn’t just the boy, Jean had been having bad luck all of her life starting with the day she was born. She even received the nickname of Jinx from her family at a young age, because of her constant string of mishaps. Meeting her cousins friends and finding out that some of them believed themselves to be witches and those wi ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Jean, aka Jinx, is the most unlucky person ever to live. Jinx says this about herself: "If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all."

And that only gets worse when she arrives in New York.

After her ex-boyfriend begins stalking her, she moves from her little town in Iowa to New York City to live with her aunt and uncle. Her cousin, Tory, Jean quickly realizes, is not the same as she was five years ago, when they would climb trees toget
Fleur Meijvogel
This book is simply fun to read. It starts by showing just how unlucky Jinx actually is and how it from that point on it just keeps getting worse for her. I really like the way this book is written, it’s so much fun to read even though the characters are a little predictable. The only thing I didn't like about this book is that it started getting a little repetitive near the end, nothing was happening and it got a little boring. However I can definitely recommend this book. It's easy to read, it ...more
3.5 stars. I didn't love main character Jinx/Jean - she was a bit too good and nice to be really likeable. And so very clueless when it comes to romance! Her enemy and cousin, Tory, on the other hand, felt too evil and mean to be realistic. The whole witch-thing could have been explored more - we barely got to know anything about it. So I didn't love the book, but it ended in a sweet way and was overall satisfactory.
Carrie Gunn
Feb 27, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-it-a-try
I usually enjoy reading Meg Cabot's books. But this one was too full of venom, spite, and all-around stupidity that I just could not bring myself to finish it. Bitchy teenagers at their worst. Don't waste your time reading this.
Sam :)
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a fresh, moral, voice
Shelves: 4-stars
Rating: 4 stars

This book really surprised me! The cover is gorgeous, but I certainly didn't expect this. Meg Cabot wrote a fun book that got me out of a bit of a book slump.
Jinx (Jean's) voice was nice and fresh to me. She was a good person, with morals, didn't feel sorry for herself, and had normal reactions to the crazy things happening around her. Yes, she was a bit clueless at times (view spoiler), but, again, I enj
This one was a short easy book to listen to. It wasn't interesting until about part 3 or part 4. Just as I was going to stop listening it got really good. If the whole book was that good I would have given it 4 stars for sure.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
I mean this book was crap, enjoyable but rubbish nonetheless. It had a lot of issues plot wise and the main character was horrendously passive and useless but an easy read and a good fix for witchy novel craving
Rain Lochner
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The book starts out with Jean a.k.a Jinx moving to Manhattan to live with her aunt and uncle. Upon arrival she meats her new and "improved" cousin tori, spits a long island ice tea on a very hot guy and almost gets killed by a bike messenger. This it seems is a fairly normal day for Jinx and the book continues from there with jinx acclimating in a new school and going head to head with her slightly insane cousin named tori. Throughout the novel Jinx has to deal with fact that she may be a witch
Miss Kitty
Jun 19, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cabotphiles and people who love YA supernatural reads
Shelves: fluffygirlstuff
Poor Jean! She’s had bad luck since the day she was born and a lightning storm shut down all the lights in the hospital. Fast-forward to high school and Jean, who her family has rechristened Jinx, leaves her native Iowa under mysterious circumstances. Destination: New York City to live with her mom’s sister and her family. Jinx arrives and immediately solidifies her reputation as hick cousin from Iowa when she’s offered a Long Island Ice Tea (“I’ve never been to Long Island,” says Jean). When sh ...more
Henri Neto
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sim, fazem alguns dias que terminei de ler este livro, mas vamos fingir que foi agora. Sorte ou Azar era um volume da Meg Cabot que eu queria ter pego já a alguns anos, e nunca soube por qual motivo procrastinei para o ler... O que foi um total desperdício de tempo. Assim que comecei, ele acabou se revelando uma das histórias mais divertidas da autora.

Como a capa dá a entender (nota pessoal: Infinitamente mais legal do que a capa nacional), Jinx vai ser um romance sobrenatural com Bruxas. Não no
I remember reading this when I was abut 11 or 12, and loving it. It definitely awoke my love for mythology, magic, and fantasy novels. Re-reading it now, I still found it enjoyable, but also quite irritating. Kind of like Cabot's Abandon series, she had a good premise, but she ruined it with an annoying main character who explained EVERYTHING. That's not a good thing. My English teacher's favourite motto in school was "show, not tell." That is perfect for this novel. Give a little mystery, Meg! ...more
Randi (The Artist Formerly known as Guitar Chick)
(Three and a half stars)

What can I say? I'm a sucker for Meg Cabot. Jinx is a very like-able and solid venture into chick lit, familiar territory for Cabot. Heck, she's the queen of fluffy chick lit, with just enough substance to not feel completely vapid, which is what we all need every now and then.

One of the most admirable aspects of Jinx is something that's not even a part of the story: It's a stand-alone. In the YA publishing world, everything is a series. There are always sequels and conti
Mar 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely a first - the first time a Meg Cabot book has reminded me of Louisa May Alcott. Jinx is pretty much An Old-Fashioned Girl, except that the hottie is the next-door neighbor instead of the cousin. And, you know, the whole witchcraft and prom thing. But you know LMA - who once said she hoped that her books would end up having the most beat-up and ratty looking covers in the whole library because that would mean kids were reading them - would be down with that.

Jinx is the story of
Amy (amyb2332)
I'm not quite done with this book yet but I wanted to get down I something I found funny. A little book background could be helpful. On a very basic level, the book is about Jinx (a good girl) and her cousin Tory (a bad girl). They are feuding and Tory has gone crazy. A boy Jinx likes is trying to convince her to go to the school dance and she agrees saying, "What bad can happen at a dance?"

This is one of the essential flaws of the main character (Jinx). She is incredibly naive! I mean, what ba
Jul 10, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Jean has an issue with luck. Actually they avoid each other entirely! Jean has such bad luck that her family had nicknamed her Jinx.

Jinx has decided to try and put all of her bad luck behind her when she moves to Manhattan to live with her Aunt and Uncle. Unfortunately Jinx doesn’t quite fit in with her trendy cousin Tory and her friends.

Tory has been practicing witchcraft with a small coven of her friends ever since she heard the story of the families "possession" of the craft. Once Tory realiz
Trisha W.
Sep 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books, read2009
Where has Meg Cabot been all of my reading years? This is my first book by her and I could not put it down. I did very little house work yesterday because I kept thinking about this book.
It starts off with Jean (Jinx) moving in with her Aunt and Uncle because of something that happened back Iowa where she lives. Jean is happy to be moving in with her Aunt and Uncle for a while. She hasn't seen her cousin Tory in a long time, she was thinking things would pick up where they left them years ago. B
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun
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“I loved you way before you ever had a chance to put a spell on me. I loved you at 'I've never been to Long Island,'" Zach said.
I couldn't keep a big goofy grin from my face.
I loved you at 'I like seals,'" I admitted. He grinned back.”
“See? Anger can be healthy. When the time comes–and it will come–remember that. And what I said. Embrace your powers–love yourself the way Nature made you, and you will prevail. Always.” 82 likes
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