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Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  1,190 ratings  ·  201 reviews
Daisy Goodnight can speak to the dead. It’s not the result of a head injury or some near-death experience. She was just born that way. And she’s really good at it. Good enough to help the police solve the occasional homicide.

But helping the local authorities clear cold cases is one thing. Being whisked out of chemistry class by the FBI and flown to the scene of a murder/ki
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 387 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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2.5 stars - Spoilers

Not as good as the first book, Texas Gothic… Which was charming and quirky, and filled with oddball secondary characters and a wonderfully wacky family. Whereas Spirit and Dust was very much a standard YA novel with none of the eccentricities of Texas Gothic. There was nothing that was memorable or delightful about it. It was the usual girl with power + run of the mill mystery + two hawt boys. It wasn't bad, it was just disappointing because I was expecting so much more than
Bekah AwesomeBookNut
This was just your all around fun, adventure, mystery with just the right amount of romance book. Where the female character is fun and sarcastic. I LOVE IT!

Daisy is not your typical girl in this book. No, she is a gothic. But not your Emo gothic, she is a snarky, loving life, loves her craziness kind of gothic, and it was so much fun to read.

I love the flirtatous relationship between Daisy and her FBI agent. I like how he calls her Jailbait and she calls him Agent Tasty. They have a great relat
Review to come!

I think I've come out with the perfect title for this review, on my BL page. I believe I will call it: Jackals and Jackasses...
And yes, there is a perfectly good reason for it! ;)

It has been quite some time now _ a few weeks at least...which in the bookish world, translates to AGES! _ since I've loved a story this much!

Although the last part of Texas Gothic (the first in this series ) was amazing in showing the author's talent, _for me _ Spirit and Dust is so far, the real
Howdy YAL
May 28, 2013 Howdy YAL rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Indiana Jones/Night at the Museum
Recommended to Howdy YAL by: Myself (well, actually I went to a booksignng where the author was talking about it and I was like must. get. now.)
To see full review click here.

So, a couple of years ago I went to a book signing by Texas Gothic which was by one of my favorite authors, Rosemary Clement-Moore. During the signing Rosemary talked about the book she was working on which was supposed to have an Indiana Jones meets Leverage vibe and I was like I have to have that book. And, well, now I do. So, I guess I have to review it.

There are several things I want in YA books. This book has it all. Let me list them shall I 1) kick ass heroine
I liked the start of this book, but then 10 pages in it went from 4 stars to 2 then quickly 1.

Most disappointing read this year...

I thought this was a good book. Daisy was a character that you meet in Texas Gothic and I thought she was pretty awesome in her own story. Daisy was really spunky and I loved her sense of humor dealing with all of the craziness that she and Carson encountered along the way. Carson was the guy that Daisy was made to work with when she was kidnapped by a crime boss to find his missing daughter. Carson was a really mysterious character and it wasn't always clear what his motives were but he was a g ...more
I love Rosemary Clement-Moore. Do you hear me RCM? I love you. You are one of my top five teen authors ever. Everything I ever want in a book you provide. Mystery, adventure, suspense, magic and crazy awesome chemistry with a fierce heroine and a hot, flawed hero :) Every one of your books makes me so very happy. And I love the Goodnight family dearly! I wish I was a Goodnight! Daisy was spectacular! Aunt Ivy was my favorite though :) perfect follow-up to Texas Gothic.
Tecoya Brantley-Williams
Apr 01, 2013 Tecoya Brantley-Williams marked it as to-read
Shelves: never-reading
Boooo! There's no way I'm reading this! Why? Bc I've read it before, this is Darynda Jones' series! I understand that ideas can be redone but I loved the Davidson series soooooo much that I'd only be comparing it, constantly, and Ms.Jones set the bar pretty high
A lot of people didn't like this book! And the same happens with Texas Gothic ! And I seriously don't understand why! I did a buddy read for Texas Gothic and I was the only one who enjoyed it. So weird.

I really like Rosemary Clement-Moore's writing. When I start a book of hers I can't put it down!


The Goodnight family is fabulous. And I really want there to me more books about them, so I can meet more of their family! They're always such kickass heroines!

Daisy can see dead people.
K. Bird
Take a wise-cracking, goofy-nickname giving, almost-18 girl with the power to talk to dead people and throw her into a mafia don's hunt for his daughter kidnapped by a brotherhood obsessed with a Eyptian cult and what do you get?

You get a fun, romantic, snort-through-your-nose funny romp through museums, car-jackings, and nerd references galore.

Daisy Goodnight gets pulled into an FBI case, but it quickly turns whacko when a mafia mobster coopts her to find his missing daughter with his gorgeous
Jun 13, 2013 Nafiza rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
Rosemary Clement-Moore is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. While I have not loved all her books, I have liked them all and found in them a joie de vivre that works so well for me. Her protagonists are always so spunky and even when they have their share of insecurities and flaws, they are always easy to relate to and likeable. I remember Daisy from the Texas Gothic and I remember thinking that she had a colourful character about whom I wouldn’t mind reading more about. I got my wish in ...more
Cassidy Washburn

I loved this book! It was a lot better than I thought it would be. The characters were amazing especially the main character Daisy. She was so sarcastic and funny that I caught myself laughing out loud at times. Carson was also great. I loved the fact that he and Daisy acted so cold to each other but you could totally tell they had feelings for each other ;) Another character that was awesome was Agent Taylor, Daisy's partner. I loved their relationship and how she didn't hide the fact that
Natalie (Natflix&Books)

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I really liked Rosemary Clement-Moore's Texas Gothic. I really hadn't known what to expect going into the book when I picked it up a couple of years ago. At the time I was having some serious paranormal overload and wasn't expecting too much, and so was pleasantly surprised when I ended up really enjoying the book that followed a young witch, Amy (and her sister, Phin) who's part a long-line of kitchen witches, the Goodnights. Amy ca
Liz Jager
Rosemary Clement-Moore has done it again. I have read all her books and irrevocably love them all. I handsell copies of The Splendour Falls to all and sundry in bookshops and Texas Gothic is my go-to book for a feelgood read.

Her characters are so well developed, the stories are wild and over the top and she never loses control of them, ever.

There's always a supernatural element involved but it never ever feels onerous or dull. I never skip paragraphs because her world building is so well writt
Nicole Wolverton
I am officially a fan of Rosemary Clement-Moore. The day before I read this book, I worked a 14 hour day. I went back to work the next day, did another eight hour stint, and then cracked open this book, intending to read for a few hours and crash hard. Instead, I ended up staying up until midnight to finish the novel.

I quite like Clement-Moore's use of the Goodnight family for this series, yet each book is a standalone, too. In this case, we're talking about Daisy Goodnight, one of the family p
Barbara ★
I didn't read the first book in this series (I'm going to have to do that soon) but this book totally stood on it's own. Though I am interested in just how Daisy got hooked up with the FBI.

Daisy Goodnight sees dead people. Well actually she talks to the dead people she sees. She uses this talent to help the FBI solve murders. In this case she is asked to help find a kidnapped girl who just happens to be the mob boss of Chicago's daughter. With the help of Carson (one of the mob bosses's henchmen
Jules Goud
Definitely an interesting take on the whole ghost thing.

I loved the fact that Moore was able to incorporate mythology with the spirit, psychic and magic world. She was also able to through in a little bit of a crime family and a mystery.

Daisy is really different from other girls. She is able to see the dead and talk to them. She gets thrown back in time in places like a museum. She also much prefers to wear her converses with skulls and crossbones drawn all over them. Her psychic ability allows
Erin Wienand
This book was a pleasant surprise. I didn't have high expectations with Spirit and Dust, mainly because a lot of the books I've read lately have been letting me down. Fortunately, this book was a breath of fresh air. The only reason I didn't finish it sooner was because of all the hours I'm working. The main character, Daisy Goodnight, had a very fresh and unique voice. She actually sounded like a teenager, as opposed to a thirty-something trying to pass for a teenager. I liked how Coke made her ...more
Lauren Mcmullen
Love Rosemary! Can't go wrong here, I laughed out loud repeatedly at descriptions, and couldn't put it down. My one complaint, I want MORE Daisy and Taylor stories, more cases and more relationship with Carson! This needs to be its own series....and I want more Amy from Texas Gothic too, this is just ripe for a long, wonderful set of mysteries and snarky heroins!
I think this series is aiming at being romantic suspense for YAs.

I would not forgive Carson. He had way too many opportunities to reveal information that could have prevented the crisis.
Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
Daisy Goodnight has a special talent for speaking to the dead, making her an invaluable FBI consultant. But talking to spirits and leading them into the afterlife takes a dangerous turn when Daisy is tasked with finding the missing daughter of a powerful mobster.

“I loosed my hold on him, my strength giving out. He dropped into the next world like a pebble into a pond. The Veil shimmered with a promised glimpse into a place outside the walls of time and space, lingered until the moment when my c
Teen psychic Daisy Goodnight works with local police and the FBI to solve murder cases. Her talent for speaking with the dead is deemed "useful" even if the evidence she uncovers is not admissible in court. But when the dead bodyguard she interviews gives her more questions and no answers, and the trail to a kidnapped girl leads to the Egyptology exhibit Chicago's Field Museum, Daisy learns that being a kick-ass psychic detective might be a lot more dangerous than she originally thought.

Miss Clark
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(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
17-year-old Daisy can talk to ghosts, or ‘remnants’ as she calls them. For this reason the FBI like to use her for certain tough cases, even if she’s not overjoyed about it!
Now an 18-year-old rich girl – Alexis, has been kidnapped, and the only witness is her body guard who was shot and killed during the kidnapping.
Who kidnapped Alexis? And can Daisy find out before it’s too late?

When I first started this book I thought it was much better than the first one in
4.25 stars.

I really enjoyed Clement-Moore’s first book in this series about the Goodnight family, Texas, Gothic, the cast of characters was interesting, the writing was good and the story kept my attention, but I was expecting a bit more, more ghosts and more of a mystery. I got that with Spirit and Dust.

Daisy Goodnight, who we got a glimpse of in the first book, is a seventeen-year-old college freshman who is able to communicate with the dead and is a consultant for the FBI, though her involvem
Another Goodnight triumph!

I adored Texas Gothic - Amy Goodnight's story - for it's humor, wit and Nancy Drew references. I wondered how Moore could live up to what was one of my favorite reads last year. But she did! Minus the Nancy Drew bits, Daisy's tale, the second installment in the adventures of the Goodnight family of witches, is every bit as fun, twisty and full of antiquities as Amy's was.

Cute FBI agents, cute gangsters, an ancient mystery and a powerful Goodnight witch to work it all ou
You know those books that you get invested enough in to care about what happens, so you keep reading even though they also contain about 101 things that annoy you? This book would be that for me.

I'm sorry, but there are very few (and I really do mean very few, really, probably almost none), situations in which I will be able to get behind any kind of romance that starts with a deliberate kidnapping. (view spoiler)
This was really enjoyable and exactly what I was in the mood for! It's an urban fantasy YA where the lead character can sense spirits and talk to the dead and assists the FBI with stuff, and it was just really entertaining and enjoyable. It didn't take itself too seriously but it also wasn't too light and shallow. I was a little confused at the beginning of the book because I thought there was one ship that was going to happen by the end of the book, but then it abruptly shifted where it was cle ...more
Stephanie Ward
'Spirit and Dust' is the second book in a young adult paranormal series that follows the Goodnight family. This installment follows teenage psychic Daisy Goodnight when she is called in by the FBI to help with a murder case outside a college dorm in Minnesota. Unlike most of the cases that Daisy helps out with, this is very different. The murder is fresh and Daisy can't seem to get a good psychic reading from the scene or the spirit left behind. Soon Daisy finds out that there's more than just t ...more
Daisy Goodnight uses her ability to speak to the dead to help the FBI solve murder cases. When she is called to Minnesota to help the FBI with a murder and a kidnapping, she finds herself over her head in trouble. When she is kidnapped and manipulated by a mob boss, she will need all her skills to solve the crime before she is the next one dead.

I love Rosemary Clement-Moore's novels. When I read Texas Gothic last year, I loved how Clement-Moore built her story and her unique famil
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“I glanced at Carson, who had promised things would be alright. His gaze was on the floor, and a muscle in his jaw flexed rhythmically but unhelpfully. If he was trying to send me a message, I was out of luck, because I'd never learned Morse Code for Assholes.” 9 likes
“Taylor: what do you hear?
Daisy: Nothing but rain”
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