Monday, January 21, 2008

Meg Cabot. JINX

Even though Jean isn’t crazy about her name, she’s even less enthusiastic about her nickname, Jinx. But, she has been called Jinx for a reason. Bad luck seems to follow her everywhere. It even follows her from her small hometown in Iowa to New York, where she has escaped some “events” that she doesn’t like to talk about. Her parents arranged for her to live with her cousins, aunt and uncle in the big city. Unfortunately, she thought she could leave her luck and nickname back in Iowa, but her cousin Tory is all too happy to tell everyone about her nickname. Then her cousin begins to plot against her. She accuses Jinx of stealing her best friend & boyfriend with such an evil look in her eyes that it really worries Jinx. Especially since Tory has a very dark side. Maybe Iowa wasn’t so bad after all.
Since I was already familiar with Meg Cabot, (who isn’t) I knew I’d enjoy this one. The woman is so prolific. Every time I turn around, she’s written another book. This one was a fun, satisfying read, with a little bit of mystery and a little bit of love.

If you’ve been living under a rock & aren’t already familiar with Meg Cabot, here’s her website:

Her blog:

I love the Princess Diaries series, again- who doesn’t. But, my two favorite series by her are:

The 1-800-Where-R-U Series begins with WHEN LIGHNING STRIKES
and has FOUR more books after that. Jessica Mastriani is one of the most enjoyable main characters I’ve encountered. Cabot has written her with such humor and wit. I just really love this series.

The Mediator Series begins with SHADOWLAND and has FIVE more books after that. In this series, the main character, Suze, communicates with ghosts. The ghosts won’t leave her alone until she helps them with their unfinished business.