"The Jinx" by D.F. (Dougald) Lamont

The Jinx

Title: The Jinx
Publisher: Jetpack Media (August 12, 2011)
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4 Stars

13-year old Stephen Allan Grayson is having a run of very bad luck. It feels like he's been cursed - because maybe he has been.

Stephen flees home to protect his family, only to find that he is in the middle of a tug-of war between a cult obsessed with order and misshapen monsters known as “Chaons” who seem bent to be hunting him down.

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My Thoughts

Ever feel like you are cursed with bad luck? Stephen has and it has been getting steadily worse since he started 8th grade.

I couldn’t get enough of the book and read the whole thing within a few hours (time well spent). Very imaginative with a lot of excitement and action “The Jinx” will have you anxiously anticipating each turn of the page. The Chaons were very interesting creatures themselves, especially how they came about.

Stephen was a great character and I could definitely relate to some of his experiences with his family. He was definitely the heart of the book and his thoughts and reactions to what was going on resembled what mine would have been.

I loved the character Deadalus the moment he was introduced. He was an awesome character and surprisingly funny. I felt bad about what happened to him in his past, but it definitely made him a better man.

I hope to see more books from D.F. (Dougald) Lamont!

Do you feel lucky? Whether you do or not D.F. (Dougald) Lamont’s “The Jinx” is a great read that you can get lost in and forget everything, if only for a little while.


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