I love this book, and think it's one of Meg Cabot's best yet.
It's about a teenage girl named Jean Honeychurch. Everyone calls her Jinx, due to her clumsiness and bad luck. Coming from a house packed with siblings in the country, Jean is forced to move in with her Aunt, Uncle and cousins in New York to escape her stalking ex-boyfriend.
Jinx finds herself living a completely different lifestyle, where she gets lots more pocket money for much less work, and she lives in a spacious house with few people in it.
She was excited to see her cousin Tory again, because she hadn't seen her for about five years, but she discovers that Tory has changed dramatically, into a Goth-style girl, stick thin and plastered in make-up who believes that she is a witch.
Tory tries to get Jinx to join her coven of witches, but Jinx refuses, which causes Tory to get mad at her.
Tory also has a great dislike for Jinx because she 'stole' Tory's crush, cute guy-from-next-door Zack.
This book is brilliant, dark and full of magic. Some characters are really likeable, like Jinx and Chanelle, whilst others are really hateable, like Tory and Gretchen. I was engrossed in this book, and never wanted to put it down. The only thing you could improve on would be to write more books, and turn it into a series! Although it would be hard to think how to turn this book's ending into a new book. Oh well.
5/5, I've read it many times, and I'm sure I will read it again. Buy this book, especially if you like the rest of Cabot's teen girl books.