Friday, January 18, 2013

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore [Review]

Texas Gothic3.5 out of 5 Robots!
   


Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release: July 12, 2011
Hardcover: 416 Pages
Publisher: Delacorte for Young Readers
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon




Book Summary:
Amy Goodnight's family is far from normal. She comes from a line of witches, but tries her best to stay far outside the family business. Her summer gig? Ranch-sitting for her aunt with her wacky but beautiful sister. Only the Goodnight Ranch is even less normal than it normally is. Bodies are being discovered, a ghost is on the prowl, and everywhere she turns, the hot neighbor cowboy is in her face. (Courtesy of the Publisher)
 
Shannon's Thoughts
Texas Gothic had a really cool premise and I had high hopes for a scary, creepy, and - yes, gothic - ghost story.  But it really wasn't as creepy as I had hoped.  Amy and her sister can see ghosts.  Amy had a bad brush with one in the past and now tries to live normally and without using her magic.  Her sister, is a quirky mad-genius type who studies the scientific properties of paranormal activity.  There is also a local ghost legend and the ghost may be back.  Throw in an archeological dig, some old remains, old feuds and some mysterious happens.  Instead of reading like a ghost story, it had this "whodunit" feel to it, which was ok, but sometimes it made it feel a little hokey.  It was a fun and quick read, but it didn't have a lot of depth to it.  I know it sounds like I disliked it.  I liked it fine.  Really, I did. There just wasn't anything about it that was new or different for me to grasp onto. 



1 comment :

  1. Well, this does sound a little too normal for a paranormal read. though, love the cover and the feel of it. Might read it sometime
    GREAT review!
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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