City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

City of Ghosts

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...

Details City of Ghosts

TitleCity of Ghosts
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Paranormal

Reviews City of Ghosts

  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Yup. Loved this. Doesn’t matter what genre or age demographic Victoria writes for, her stories are always so amazing. They speak to something deep within my soul.
  • Ashley Nuckles
    This was not at all what I thought it was going to be (in a good way)! It was equal parts cute middle grade, creepy ghost stories, and fun adventure tale all in one! This is why Schwab is one of my FAVVVSSS
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    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...
  • Michael
    Victoria Schwab is really great and so is this book.
  • Cori Reed
    YAAAAAASThis book was SO GOOD. I really don't have anything at all negative to say at all. Victoria Schwab just keeps getting better and better.
  • Stacee
    I am not at all surprised that I loved this story. Review to come.
  • Meghan
    Since this book doesn't come out until August, I'll save my full review for a later date. Here is what I will say:1. If I had read this book at 10 or 11, I wouldn't have wanted to be any other fictional character. 2. This book is a perfect middle grade book that leaves you wanting more. It is action packed and I would have been happier with 200 more pages. 3. This book is going to be a perfect book to get some kids into the horror/thriller genre ...
  • Amy
    It’s safe to say I am a huge fan of Victoria Schwab. She can write adult, YA, and middle grade fiction and I’d be the first in line to buy them all.I’m also a huge paranormal fan. I grew up in a “haunted” college town. I’ve loved ghost stories as a kid and I still have a fascination with old legends and local haunts. City of Ghosts is being marketed as Stranger Things meets Ghost Hunters. I agree with the Ghost Hunters part. But, did ...
  • Kate (Reading Through Infinity)
    4.5 starsI finished this today and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's WONDERFUL. The narrative is sublime and V. E. Schwab captures the enchanting and haunting dichotomy of Edinburgh's streets perfectly. Cass and Jacob's friendship was so sweet and I really hope we get to see more of them in a sequel.FRTC but this was excellent and I'm so happy I got to read an ARC.
  • Zoraida
    This made me miss Edinburgh and also Casper with Christina Ricci. Thrilling and adventurous.
  • Katherine Moore
    It was a breath of fresh (ghostly) air to read this, even though I’m far from being in the target middle-grade reading group, but 12-year old me read it anyway (and lined up at Yallwest for 45 minutes for an early copy).Cassidy Blake, a self-professed nerdy tween, has parents who have just about the coolest jobs: they are ‘The Inspectres’, a ghost-hunting team, and they have just been given a round-the-world TV gig, that starts in Edinburgh...
  • Lily
    Solid 3 stars from me.City of Ghosts was my first Victoria Schwab read (I know, ridiculous!). I had high hopes, as her Shades of Magic series receives plenty of critical acclaim. Her middle grade debut, however, was just... okay. City of Ghosts follows Cassidy, a Harry Potter loving tween, whose parents write books about ghosts for a living. It's a not-so-normal life for a not-so-normal girl who's had a near-death experience that left her with th...