Monday, February 20, 2012
MG/YA E-book Review - The Jinx by DF Lamont
The Jinx is a short novel about Stephen Grayson, who has pretty much the worst luck ever. It all starts on the first day of school when he crashes his bicycle. It only gets worse from there. After nearly setting fire to his house, Stephen decides that for the safety of his family, he must run away. That's when things get crazy. He runs into crazy creepy creatures called Chaons and learns from the mysterious Daedalus (named aptly for the mythological inventor I would venture to guess) that there are strong forces in the world causing his bad luck. He's not just a jinx. The forces he is now a part of are at war, a war between order and chaos.
I really enjoyed this short novel. It was a very quick and enjoyable read. Stephen was a very relateable teenager. He wasn't the emotionally broken or overly angsty teenage anti-heroes that we read about in YA/MG fiction so much these days. His love for his family was part of what drives him and I really liked that. The sci-fi and fantasy elements of the story were surprising. I didn't expect them at all. I would recommend this book to all sci-fi and/or fantasy YA/MG fans.
The Jinx is currently available for nook and for kindle and on paperback over on amazon. Or you could win an e-book copy from me.
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