Monday, February 11, 2013

Lennon's Jinx by Chris Myers Book Tour

Lennon's Jinx by Chris Myers
 Sometimes, we don’t get to choose who we fall for.

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious. 

When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her. 

Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.

4 stars

If you met Lennon you would immediately believe he is the bad boy rocker persona he let's you see. Underneath the image, he is a loyal brother whose focus is protecting his sister.  Meet Jinx whose exterior is that of a well put together student whose grades reflect exactly that.  Jinx has been wounded before and the target of her pain was another rocker, just like Lennon, but that is not the only secret she carries.  Lennon sees Jinx at a party and is instantly taken aback by her snarky attitude when it comes to him, even when she is spouting her mouth at him he actually is wounded by what she says.  Why would someone he doesn't know dislike him so much?

Fantastic story, I am a sucker for rock stars even those of the teenage kind.  I thought this was a perfect backdrop for two very intricate characters who both carry their own baggage. This is quite unlike any YA book I have read and I loved every minute of it. This is the first book I have read by Chris Myers, I definitely plan to read more.

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