Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 12, 2011
Series or Standalone: Standalone
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Rating: 5 Stars
I really loved Texas Gothic. This book was a perfect blend of mystery, paranormal and romance. Texas Gothic is like a paranormal Nancy Drew and I could not put it down once I started it.
Rosemary Clement-Moore has a perfect balance of mystery and paranormal in Texas Gothic. The paranormal aspect of the book did not feel overpowering; instead, the paranormal aspect of ghosts was weaved into the story and felt normal. This story worked on so many levels. I loved the regular mystery related to the bodies being found on the McCulloch farm and then the paranormal mystery of why the ghost is haunting Amy. Both mysteries wove together perfectly and kept me on the edge of my seat.
I really loved the characters of Texas Gothic. Amy was a great main character. Amy had spunk. She is the odd one out of in her family. The Goodnights are all into the paranormal, being witches and stuff, but Amy tries to keep stay sane and keep people from saying bad things about her family. I loved how Amy tried so hard to stay the normal one in her family, but could had her own special powers that draw her back into the paranormal world which is the norm for the Goodnights. One of my favorite things in this book was the relationship between Ben and Amy. Ben and Amy had great back and forth exchanges. When Amy and Ben first met, I couldn’t help but laugh at the situation. Ben and Amy’s exchanges were filled with snark and sass. I loved it. And of course it was filled with sexual tension. Their relationship was perfect in my opinion.
I loved the mystery in this book. I literally did not know who the culprits were. Rosemary Clement-Moore kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I stayed up until 3 am reading this and did not care because I was so engrossed into the story.
It’s really hard to put my emotions into words while reading this book. I truly loved it and really have no way to describe how this book made me feel. It’s another one of those awesome books that I just truly love. It had that special something that just makes a book awesome.
Texas Gothicsweeps you up into it’s world and takes you for a great ride. The writing is fluid and blends together mystery and paranormal perfectly. Once you start reading you will not want to stop reading. Rosemary Clement-Moore has created a great mystery that I cannot wait to reread. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a great mystery book with interesting paranormal elements. Definitely a reread for me!