The Knight Agency would like to give a big congratulations to Rosemary Clement-Moore
for her latest yound adult release, Texas Gothic
, making it onto the Kirkus Review's Best TEnn Books of 2011 list! WOOHOO! We absolutely loved this book from the start here at TKA, and are overjoyed tha tit is receiving such well-deserved praise. Go Rosemary!
The 411 on TEXAS GOTHIC: Amy Goonight'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.
"A deeply affectionate rendering of Texas landscapes and legends combines with an appealing cast of well-developed characters to give texture to this well-plotted mystery: truly scary moments are balanced by the humorous bumbles of the awkwardly developing romance between Amy and Ben, as well as Phin's sublime cluelessness about the way her eccentricities appear to other people. The mystery itself is a richly imagined interpolation on documented history and lore of the area; readers who've outgrown the silliness but not the adventure of Scooby-Doo will thoroughly enjoy this." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This engaging mystery has plenty of both paranormal and romance, spiced with loving families and satisfyingly packed with self-sufficient, competent girls." --Kirkus
, Starred Review
"Teen looking for a rollicking adventure filled with paranormal events, dastardly evildoers, and laugh-out-loud moments as Amy and Ben argue and snipe their way to love will adore this book." --School Library Journal
, Starred Review