Jinxed is a fast-paced, stunning, edge-of-your-seat, (with a touch of romance), book about a young girl with the talent of tinkering living in a futuristic world. This book hitched me almost instantly, and I finished in a solid two days. The action and excitement kept me turning pages as I felt my heartbeat pick up in all plot twists. At any break I took from reading it, I caught myself longing to find out what happens next. I even lost myself to the daydreams of predictions, feeling the urge to pick it up and find out, but also to wait and savor it. This story attached itself to me, and I can say it makes it to my massive pile of favorites.
Lacey Chu is a fantastic engineer with a talent for fixing things. Her dream is to go to Profectus, her dream school, graduate, and get a job as an engineer in the worlds most famous tech company, MONCHA. Her dream shatters, though, when she receives a rejection from the school. After an incident, Lacey finds a broken up "baku" (a robot pet similar to a smartphone.) that somehow makes her dream come true. Jinx (a cat baku) is different than most bakus'. Lacey must conceal that Jinx is unusual to prevent being expelled, but sometimes that means a lot. Lacey has to work hard to keep her secret and solve Jinx's mystery.