I had a hard time getting into this one. It seemed like nothing was really happening... However, once I got past the first 100 pages, it did read quickly. i still don't know that there was really a lot that happened.... it did leave it open for more in a follow up. Still haven't made up my mind if I liked it or not. I know that's not a great or helpful opinion.. Wasn't the best I've read, wasn't the worst.
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
Jinx Slater can do no wrong at Stagmount School for Girls in Brighton, England. She can even convince her best friend Liberty Lattife's father to let Liberty remain at Stagmount for previous transgressions. The only person that Jinx can't sweet talk is the house-mistress of their dorm. But Jinx and her friends have been able to get away with tormenting her and not getting in too serious of trouble.
But after the start of term, Stella Fox, the new girl, arrives. Jinx and the rest of her friends know that Stella isn't all she seems to be. But Liberty has been trapped under her spell.
Jinx knows someone that went to Stella's old school and contacts her while home on holiday to get the scoop. Stella didn't leave her old school the way she says. Now Jinx knows that Liberty is in way over her head. But Liberty doesn't want to believe Jinx, thinking Jinx is just jealous that she has a new friend.
The story unfolds slowly with a lot of background information on their histories at Stagmount since this is the first book in the THOSE GIRLS series. But once Stella arrives, things begin to move along swiftly. Jinx and her friends form a strong bond and do everything they can to prevent Liberty from being led astray by the newcomer who isn't what she seems.
Jinx is a strong character who becomes a pit-bull to defend her friend, even if her friend doesn't think she needs her protection. Jinx is a breath of fresh air in the normal boarding school genre, where the main character is usually out to get only what she wants for herself. She's not mean to be mean, but to be protective of her friends. I look forward to the next installment to see what hijinks the girls of Stagmount can get themselves into!