Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Embrace your strange, dear daughter. Where’s the fun in being normal?

I have mixed experience with Victoria’s writing, but I thought City of Ghosts is a super cute Middle-Grade read and pretty well written.

Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab


Title & Author: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: August 28 2018
Series: Cassidy Blake
Publisher: Scholastic


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, Cass—and Jacob—come 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.

I give City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab four out of five hearts because it was a cute and interesting story. Victoria really breaks the bank with City of Ghosts and I loved the location descriptions.

Cassidy nearly died a year ago and since then she can see ghosts and has a dead best friend Jacob. She is clueless about her ability to go into the spirit realm, she knows how to get in and out, but that is it. It’s nice to see that she is so flawed and has to find her way around a haunted and unknown city.

Jacob is a cute boy, but we don’t get to know much of him and I wish we got to know more about him. Because it would have been great.

Overall I loved City of Ghosts, but I would have liked it if there had been more information about Jacob for example. It felt a little too simple and I think I have read better Middle-Grade books. It was worth it though.

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