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.
Okay, so if you read this and wonder why I thought it qualified as spOOky, please remember I AM A WIMP. So let's just get that out of the way. But, it is a ghost story! Ghosts are scary! And it has mystery, suspense, and moments that made me a little afraid to turn off the light, to be honest.
I have to say, I loved Amy Goodnight. She's such a perfect main character. She continually laughed at herself (and her actions) which made me laugh out loud throughout the book. I also really liked the "witch" element of the book. The members of Amy's family are witches, but there is a modernity to them - especially in the character of Phin, Amy's sister - that makes it all the more interesting. And funny, which you all know I love.
Can we talk about The Guy? Because, while he has no sword, he does have a cowboy hat and boots! Not only that, he can hold his own (and then some) against Amy's sharp tongue, and the banter between them makes the book all the more fun.
So, if you're ready to start reading some slightly-scary books to get yourself in the Halloween spirit, start with Texas Gothic! It's a perfect book for this time of the year.