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Jinx (2007)

by Meg Cabot

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    Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (Caramellunacy)
    Caramellunacy: Once a Witch will likely appeal to those readers who enjoyed Jean's forays into witchcraft and the sweet romance angle.
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Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch is a sixteen-year-old girl from Iowa. Believing she was born with bad luck, she goes to stay with her Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Ted in Manhattan, New York, to escape the most recent bout of it. However, the truth is that Jean had cast a love spell on her crush which turned out wrongly and caused him to become stalker-ish.

Her cousin, Tory, is convinced that Jean must join her coven of pretend "witches". Jean denies being a witch, and refuses to join. This angers Tory, causing her to seek revenge. Tory is also jealous of Jean's relationship with Zack, a good-looking boy who lives next door. However, it is revealed that Jean might actually be the witch with special powers. Things start to turn bad, with Tory and her coven kidnapping Jean for a ritual, but in the end, the real witch wins. Jean realises that maybe she isn't that unlucky after all, and the book ends with her starting a romance with Zack, who reveals he has always liked her back. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
To avoid an unpleasant ex-boyfriend, Jean moves from her small town to stay with her aunt and uncle in NYC. There, she's surprised at the dark changes her cousin Tory has undergone, but not surprised to learn that she's just as unlucky as ever. To protect herself from Tory's malign influence, Jinx slowly delves into her magical heritage, all the while unsure whether magic is real or not. The conflict was interesting; the romance was not. Jinx has a smart, common-sense approach to everything else in the novel, but she's completely blind when it comes to Zack. It wasn't a believable level of denial; it was clearly just to give the romance a little zing. That downgraded this book from a three star rating to a two. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Jinx has a problem back home in Iowa, so she is sent to NYC to live with her cousin Tory's family in NYC. This book pays serious homage to the movie the Craft(1999). It's about girls who practice magic and don't pay enough attention to the consequences; then one goes to far. There is romance and magic, and if you haven't watched the Craft, you might be surprised. Otherwise Jinx is just a little too good and Tory is a little bit too bad. *Spoiler alert* I do have a major problem with Jinx believing that she brought having stalker on herself. I understand that they are trying to send a message about using black magic, but I just don't feel like it's a good thing to say. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Jinx has a problem back home in Iowa, so she is sent to NYC to live with her cousin Tory's family in NYC. This book pays serious homage to the movie the Craft(1999). It's about girls who practice magic and don't pay enough attention to the consequences; then one goes to far. There is romance and magic, and if you haven't watched the Craft, you might be surprised. Otherwise Jinx is just a little too good and Tory is a little bit too bad. *Spoiler alert* I do have a major problem with Jinx believing that she brought having stalker on herself. I understand that they are trying to send a message about using black magic, but I just don't feel like it's a good thing to say. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Jinx has a problem back home in Iowa, so she is sent to NYC to live with her cousin Tory's family in NYC. This book pays serious homage to the movie the Craft(1999). It's about girls who practice magic and don't pay enough attention to the consequences; then one goes to far. There is romance and magic, and if you haven't watched the Craft, you might be surprised. Otherwise Jinx is just a little too good and Tory is a little bit too bad. *Spoiler alert* I do have a major problem with Jinx believing that she brought having stalker on herself. I understand that they are trying to send a message about using black magic, but I just don't feel like it's a good thing to say. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Chicheportiche, JosetteTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dodds, MeganNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ganslandt, KatarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It wasn't just the power failure the night Jean Honeychurch was born that earned her the nickname Jinx: misfortune seems to follow her wherever she goes. Which is why she's been shipped off to New York to stay with relatives including her sophisticated cousin Tory until the trouble she's caused back in her small hometown dies down. Tory couldn't care less about Jinx until Jinx's chronic bad luck starts wreaking havoc in Tory's perfect world. Only then does Jinx learn that beneath Tory's big-city glamour lies a world of hatred and revenge. And now Jean's jinx could be the only thing that can save her life ...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060837640, Hardcover)

It's not easy being Jinx.

Jean Honeychurch hates her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean). What's worse? Her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—even to New York City, where Jinx has moved to get away from the huge mess she caused in her small hometown. Her aunt and uncle welcome her to their Manhattan town house, but her beautiful cousin Tory isn't so thrilled. . . .

In fact, Tory is hiding a dangerous secret—one that could put them all in danger. Soon Jinx realizes it isn't just bad luck she's been running from . . . and that the curse she has lived under since the day she was born may be the only thing that can save her life.

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Sixteen-year-old Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but she will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from practicing black magic that endangers them and the boy they both like.… (more)

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