Title: City of Ghosts
Author: Victoria Schwab
Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
Boo in a good way NOT in the bad.
This book sort of reminds me of Danny Phantom meets the Ghostbusters. When I first picked it up, I wasn’t sure to like it, but it sounds like something I enjoy writing about so I gave a go.
This is my first Victoria Schwab book, and I must say I enjoyed her writing style. It is simple and easy to understand. Though this markets to young readers or middle graders, it is still an entertaining read.
The pacing is fast which I like. The dialogues are natural as if I can hear them speaking through the pages. From time to time, there were some humorous times that I couldn’t help but burst out laughing. Whenever Jacob is with Cassidy – he makes the scene less tense and those are my memorable moments! I love their friendship and how they got each other backs in times of trouble. Every time Cassidy, the main character converse with her best friend, Jacob, it is like I am right there in the room with them.
All in all, my favourite character is Jacob. Schwab has written him to be a relatable, and comical character. I love seeing 4.5/5him communicate with Cassidy. And I cannot wait for the sequel!
That concludes my review. I sure can see myself rereading this book. I recommend this book to whoever likes reading about Scotland, ghosts, and curses.
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