Friday, February 17, 2012

Texas Gothic

Title: Texas Gothic

Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Rating: 4 stars

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.

Review: Of course there's a hot neighbor cowboy. Of course there is. But if you ignore the oh-so-predictable romance, this is an awesome book. It's Nancy Drew with a paranormal/magic twist. That Amy is the only person in a family of magical people who doesn't have a power reminds me of Once a Witch, though it has a different kind of magic. I have to give this book points for taking place in Texas, for mentioning the city of Austin several times, and for mentioning on of my favorite television shows; Bones. There was mystery, there was a conspiracy, and there was the main character almost becoming collateral damage to the bad guys, along with some funny lines.

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