Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspecters, 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 Inspecters 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.
As someone who doesn’t frequently read middle grade I was pleasently surprised with how much I enjoyed City of Ghosts. What an endearing read! Such a perfect combination of adorable with a sprinkle of creepy. I really liked the whole vibe of the story and as usual Schwab’s writing has you flipping pages quickly wanting to absorb all the information as fast as possible.
I just loved the friendships in this book! The idea of Cassidy’s best friend being a ghost can resonate with kids who have had an “imaginary” friend. I felt nostalgic and just happy reading this book.
Schwab was a great way of transporting you to where she wants you to be and I felt right at home in Scotland with Casssidy and Jacob (the aforementioned ghost).
Really looking forward to Tunnel of Bones where we’ll visit the catacombs of France.
Thank you Scholastic Canada for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. I loved it!