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Dora's Jinx

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Dora Behn might as well have been born invisible. She could wear bright colors and dance the Macarena in the middle of class without so much as a glance. It's not that she's antisocial, just no one other than her family seems to even notice she's there. This would naturally put a damper on her romantic life... If she had one to begin with.

Everything changes on her sixteent
Published December 15th 2015 by Untold Press
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Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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In Dora’s Jinx, Dora figures she might’ve been invisible, considering no one else but her family even notices she exists. But on her sixteenth birthday, as if being ignored by just about everyohne isn’t bad enough, she meets a talking cat who tells her she’s a witch. Goodbye normal life, forever. As if she’s not on a rollercoaster of bad luck already, the other witches’ familiars go missing, and Dora’s magic is the on
Melissa Mitravich
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teens
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The book revolves around Dora, a girl hell bent on not being a witch but has no say in it whatsoever. You don’t choose to be a witch. You either are or you’re not. The way a girl finds out if they are a witch or not is by having a familiar, a cat, who pops into your life before you turn 16.

This story is way below what I’d choose for myself because it is by far a book for teens. My tastes are more…adult. I tend to shy away from YA also, but I will read them from time to time. With that said, the
David Danford
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was so good I read it twice, and am considering going back for thirds!

This is a very fun YA Modern Fantasy with a unique take on magic and cats. I love it!

Here's hoping there's a sequel!
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Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So this is totally fun. A young witch and her talking cat, a bunch of really dubious fashion choices and excellent choices in pancake eating. I was recommended this by a friend (who maaaaay have a dedication in it...), but it's easy going YA with the sort of humour that works well in this genre. I really like Dora's teenage neurosis; it feels very real without being irritating. And she has an interesting power - she's a 'violent' witch, which is an unusual choice for a female heroine, and leads ...more
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