Cassidy Blake's parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cassand Jacobcome along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn't sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn't belong in her world. Cassidy's powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself....
|Title||:||City of Ghosts|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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City of Ghosts Reviews
Schwab and her covers never disappoint.
“Stories have power," she says. "So long as you believe them.”
If my life were as aesthetic as Victoria's covers, I would have had an editorial in VOGUE years ago. BUT - and that's the only criticism I have - how is the cat on the cover not a main character? Honestly, though, for some weird reason, I thought this was a story about a girl that can see ghosts (true) and her best friend, a ghost cat (totally not true). Turns out her best friend IS a ghost, but a human one. Well, post-human. You know ...more
Good, but you and I both know Victoria Schwab could have done so, so much better.
I'll attempt to film a video review (my first one!) later this week. Wish me luck! :)
*full review now posted*
"Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure."
City of Ghosts is a middle-grade paranormal book about a girl who had a near death experience and now she can see ghosts. Cassidy is dreaming about her ghost-free summer vacation on the beach, until her parents – who happen to be sort of ghost hunting team -, announce that they got a new TV show about haunted places, so the girl has to ...more
Well, I'm a huge fan of Edinburgh & Schwab, so this was obviously a great setup. The story felt like a fun middle grade read with just the right amount of creepy, but it might not appeal to fans who mostly read her adult books. I genuinely love middle grade, though, and thought this was a really solid, well-rounded story with a creative premise!
Cassidy's a Ravenclaw who died while drowning but was brought back by Jacob, a ghost who's now her best friend. She's a sort of "in-betweener" now wh ...more
(2.5) Well this was a disappointment but I suppose it's partly my fault.
I didn't realize this was a Middle Grade book which isn't my cup of tea. Schwab's forte is her writing in my opinion and unfortunately a MG book doesn't show it AT ALL.
This was a quick read and a little girl seeing ghosts wasn't uninteresting but I wouldn't recommend it unless you are 12 or under, or usually love MG.
As a huge fan of Schwab, I was so so excited to read this! I know she debuted with MG so this must be a bit of a "going back to the roots" for her too! And it was very very Schwabish. Dead boy ghost friends and Gryffindor girls who plunge into trouble and quirky parents and sinister dark forces beyond the living realm that want to devour cHILDREN. You know! Good stuff! I did expect it to freak me out as much as Coraline did, though I actually felt this was tamer. But still the same sort of vibe! ...more
Thank you Edelweiss and Scholastic for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
“People think that ghosts only come out at night, or on Halloween, when the world is dark and the walls are thin. But the truth is, ghosts are everywhere.”
We follow the adventures of Cassidy Blake and her best friend Jacob who happens to be a ghost. What new adventure will Cass venture on this time? And will it be different than all the others?
I got approved for City of Ghosts two days ago and I still ...more