City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1) by Victoria Schwab

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

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 (Cassidy Blake, #1)

TitleCity of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)
ISBN9781338111033
Author
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
PublisherScholastic
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Paranormal, Young Adult
Rating

Reviews City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

  • شيماء ✨
    2018-01-11
    Don't get me wrong—I loved this book, but how come ghost books are always about ghosts from the 1800’s or something? Why aren’t there stories about ghosts from 2015 who scream “DEEZ NUTS!” at 3 in the morning and scare the ever loving shit out of you? This is very relevant to my interests.
  • Emma Giordano
    2018-07-19
    This was a super cute and fun read! I would absolutely recommend to paranormal lovers.CW: drowningI have read fantastic young adult and adult fiction works from Victoria Schwab and I have to say, she’s done it again with this new excursion in her writing! Her vivid story telling translates well to middle grade. It retains the same whimsicality and darkness of her other novels (I particularly feel City of Ghosts is perfect for Victoria Schwab ...
  • Melanie
    2018-06-01
    ARC provided by Scholastic 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.” City of Ghosts is a middle grade novel that has such a perfect spooky atmosphere, and it’s set around scary places in Scotland. Like, sounds perfect, true? And, as always, Victoria’s writing is so very beautiful and lyrical...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2018-03-29
    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.
  • Kai
    2018-01-23
    “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 I...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    2018-08-10
    ETA: Queen Schwab has now joined the small, elite group of authors who has hit bestsellers lists in Adult, YA, and Children's releases, and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. 💖 As someone who loves ghost stories, stories set in Scotland, middle grade horror, and Victoria Schwab, City of Ghosts is like some sort of literary perfect storm for me. It was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, to the point at which, when I rec...
  • Lola
    2018-07-04
    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! :)
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    2018-10-06
    (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.
  • may ➹
    2018-01-22
    Me, in a crowd of Schwab fans: so am I like not allowed here anymore or whatI mean, this isn’t a bad 3-star, and I didn’t HATE it. It’s so atmospheric and creepy, in Schwab fashion of course, and I did enjoy it. I think one of Schwab’s best writing talents is her ability to create fantastically strange and mysterious concepts, and that’s clearly evident in this book. It’s about a girl named Cass who can pass between the worlds of the ...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    2018-11-07
    Rating: 4.5 stars
  • may ❀
    2017-06-10
    that's it, its official, schwab is an actual queen that can literally write ANYTHING - this book felt like a mix of vicious and the archived series but with a middle grade tone and i am so here for it- i love my soft precious ghost son 😭😭- i love cassidy as a main character, her voice is so strong but she fits her age and is the middle grade queen we all stan- THIS ALSO FELT LIKE LOCKWOOD AND CO. TO ME LIKE GHOSTING HUNTING KIDS, YES I NEED...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-10-03
    Well that was cute 😊🎃Happy Reading!! Mel 🖤🐺🐾
  • Hamad
    2018-01-22
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionBR with L“Embrace your strange, dear daughter. Where’s the fun in being normal?”🌟 Imagine reading a children book, one of those simplistic ones with many rhymes and pictures to your son/ daughter/ younger sibling. Your child may love it and you will have zero feelings toward it. You may even think that it was very short and had more potential! But you dismiss t...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2018-10-04
    This was so much fun! I can’t wait to see what kind of shenanigans Cassidy and Jacob get up to next.
  • Ashley Nuckles
    2018-05-18
    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
  • Kayla Dawn
    2018-10-21
    Despite me being annoyed by all the Harry Potter references (they were everywhere!!), this was a solid middle grade book.Nothing special and it felt a little rushed, but it had a nice idea, great writing style and characters with a lot of potential. I'm looking forward to seeing how Schwab is going to continue this story!
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    2018-09-05
    “My life is- Air in starving lungs. A hand grabbing mine. A light in the dark. The pebbles beneath me on the frozen bank, and water dripping from my hair, and Jacob saying, “I’ve got you.” Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐Cassidy was dead once. Well, nearly. But someone, something saved her. A ghost, named Jacob. Now he’s her best friend and he’s always by her side.When her parents start a new documentary, Cassidy goes on a new adventure to Schottl...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    2018-01-13
    Thank you to Scholastic Press for providing me with an e-Arc via Edelweiss.I'm still in disbelief that I got approved for this. The shriek I let out when I saw the words "approved" on Edelweiss was enough to make my husband come running into the room to see what happened. It's not everyday you get to read one of your most anticipated reads for the rest of 2018 before it comes out, so I am eternally grateful to Scholastic Press for the opportunity...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2018-05-22
    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...
  • ☆ Mira ✷
    2018-06-25
    My existence tends to be a cycle of being let down by people, my own motivations, life in general, et cetera, but you know what will never let me down? Victoria Schwab!! The good sis has GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN with City of Ghosts. It's a page-turning story (seriously, I read it in the span of 3 hours) about Cassidy Blake, an iconic 12-year-old girl who can cross the Veil, the curtain between our reality and its overlaid landscape of ghosts. Her p...
  • emi
    2017-06-10
    Y'all can thank me, I sold my soul so we can get more Victoria Schwab books in 2018.Anyways, I have a vague sense that I read this book somewhere before. Perhaps in another book by Schwab. *Cough* The Archived *cough*. But there's no Mackenzie and Wesley and it wasn't as good, which is a shame.Also it's probably a three star book, but my future children's first words are probably gonna be "Victoria Schwab" so I added a bonus star just for that.
  • Emma
    2018-08-03
    finished this on day 2 of booktubeathon and forgot to mark it! love love loved it. A perfect read for the fall/halloween time and definitely a new middle grade favorite.
  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
    2018-01-22
    *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 ...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    2018-08-10
    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 go...