Book Review: Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

    Delacorte Books for Young Readers          Published July 12, 2011             416 Pages
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published July 12, 2011
416 Pages

Amy Goodnight is in denial. Her entire family are considered witches i.e. create spells and believe in ghosts. But Amy wants to be normal and has spent most of her life trying to make people believe that she and her family are normal.

However, when ranch sitting for her aunt with her sister Phin, Amy meets to things . . a powerful ghost and a complicated, attractive cowboy next door.

The entire world Amy has built is about the crash down.

I was really into this book until the first five chapters because after this point you can see clearly where the story and the characters were going. I didn’t like Amy. She was the heroine that was denying her abilities until it slaps her in the face not once . . . not twice but about threes times. I felt that there was really nothing special about her beyond the fact that she was the black sheep and she couldn’t stand the cowboy next door.

I also couldn’t stand the love in this book. The cowboy (he shall not be named) was too much. He was just mean and spiteful for no reason. Yeah he had a grudge but for what? He had family issues and he didn’t enjoy the Goodnight ranch because they believed in ghosts . . .  how childish is that.

But I did like Phin because she was smart, funny, knew what had to be done even though no one believed her for most of the time. She sounded like a cute baby sister and I really wish the author would have elaborated more on her anyway.  She really was the only good thing about the book.

I was extremely disappointed. There was too much running around for nothing, too much arguments and for a story about ghost there was barely  any drama until much later much later in the book. Overall the book gets a 4 out of 10.


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