Jinx High: A Diana Tregarde Investigation
by Mercedes Lackey
Review by Carolyn Frank
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0765313197
Date: 31 October, 2006 List Price $12.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Jinx High is really Jenks High School, just across the Arkansas River from Tulsa, Oklahoma. But in this young adult fantasy, the prom queen, Fay Harper, has a lot more on her plate than playing queen bee. From official release/information:
Book Description: Fay Harper looks like any other teenage girl—any other Queen Bee, that is. She’s blond, and beautiful, and very, very popular—the kind of popular that attracts boys like honey. Fay and her gang take a lot of risks, but so far they’ve managed to get away with everything. It’s as if they are magically protected. Summoned to Tulsa by an old friend whose son has fallen in with Fay’s crowd, Diana Tregarde, practicing witch and successful romance novelist, quickly finds herself in hot water. The new girl at school, Monica Carlin, has come under sorcerous attack, but Diana cannot identify, or stop, the power-wielder. To make matters worse, there is an ancient being sleeping under Tulsa, a being who might be woken by the magic battles taking place in the city. What will happen then, even Diana cannot predict.
(Source: Tor Books)