City of Ghosts Book Review

I finished reading City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab last night at about midnight. Seriously this book has been haunting and calling to me all week while I worked on my 7 day, 3 research paper exam. Yesterday evening, I turned in the exam a little after 6 pm. I was so very tired that even my tired was tired. And yet, I could not sleep. The book called. I had to know how Cassidy Blake was going to get out of the situation. So I flipped on my little book flashlight thingy and read.

It is a fast, gripping, easy read full of questions and mystery. Now, I am a big wimp when it comes to scary stories. I love a good kid’s ghost story though. This story is perfect a little ghost-y but not nightmare inducing.

City of Ghosts

by Victoria Schwab

Publisher: Scholastic

What’s it about?

Before the book begins Cassidy Blake dies in an icy river, but she is brought back to life because a ghost boy drug her back to the world of the living. I’m not exactly sure how it worked, but neither do they. The ghost boy is Jacob and somehow since the accident their lives are intertwined. Now she can cross the veil and see ghosts. She has to be careful to not stay behind the veil

To make things more complicated, Cassidy’s parents are ghost hunters. They write books and now are making a television show of the most haunted places in the world. Their first stop is the most haunted city in the world, Edinburgh, Scotland.

While in Scotland, they meet a girl like Cassidy and she realizes there is so much that she doesn’t know about this world of ghosts.

I give this book 5 quills! I don’t normally read sequels because I lack the time, but I think I’ll make this exception. The books are such a fast, enjoyable read. They remind me so much of the ghost stories by Mary Downing Hahn that I loved so much in middle school.

The next book, Tunnel of Bones, is set in Paris. This one is coming out in September 2019! I can’t wait for it!

Foul Language: None
Excessive or Vivid Violence: None
Sexual Content: None
Substance Abuse: None

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