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Monday, 12 December 2011

Review: Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

      Texas Gothic

Title: Texas Gothic
Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Series: Standalone
Pages: 400
Publisher: Corgi (Random House)
Release Date: July 7th 2011 (UK)
Source: For Review
Rating: 3 stars

Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life. 

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone in the house with them—and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door. 

It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back. 

This is the summer when the wall between Amy's worlds is going to come crashing down.

Even though I thought Texas Gothic was definitely a strange read, it was good none the less. It was quite difficult to get into at first but after getting over the first hurdle it was an easy read.

The encounter of Amy and the cowboy next door neighbour was very funny and cringy at the same time. Having Amy and Phin as witches was a main theme throughout the book, as well as the idea of the goodnights being ‘different’.

The relationship between Amy and Ben (cowboy neighbour) was very realistic. At times you wanted to hit him and others. You just wanted to give him a hug. The Feud between the two families (Goodnight’s and McCullough’s) was a really interesting aspect of the book and there was a curiosity as to whether the families would resolve their feud in the duration of the story.

The book addresses different things such as myths, paranormal activities and anthropology which was difficult to grasp at first but as the story line got going it was very gripping.

Overall it was a good read which has a mysterious storyline full of supernatural happenings!

Reviewed by guest reviewer Rebecca


  1. Ha! This sounds so neat I love it! Glad you enjoyed it I actually have it on my reader but have't read it yet.

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  2. Texas Gothic is filled with charming quirkiness, and great writing. What's there not to like with a cute cranky cowboy, tree climbing Houdini goats, Go Go Gadget Gidget girl, rump scratching cows, and a love story like a prize fight.


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