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

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

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...

Details City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

TitleCity of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Paranormal, Young Adult, Audiobook, Ghosts

Reviews City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

  • chai ♡
    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
    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
    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...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    ”We all need someone who sees us clearly.”This was a really nice middle grade book and I enjoyed reading it.Of course there are no horrible plot twists or especially complex characters but this isn’t what the book aimed for and if you’re aware of this you’ll not only be fine but also able to savour it properly. ”My camera was on the bedside table, the purple strap frayed and the viewfinder cracked. It was damaged but not ruined, chang...
  • Kai
    “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...
  • 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.
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    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...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    (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.
  • Cristina Monica
    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! :)
  • may ➹
    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 ...
  • megs_bookrack
    **3.5-stars**There is no doubt I flew through this, but honestly, I was hoping for more.I did love the premise and am planning to continue on with the series. However, while it was good, there was just something about it that kept me from ever becoming fully immersed in the story.I actually read quite a bit of Middle Grade and for me, this was lacking the level of humor and fun that I am used to seeing in MG stories. I know this is supposed to be...
  • Caz (littlebookowl)
    Rating: 4.5 stars
  • may ❀
    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...
  • Kayla Dawn
    Despite me being annoyed by all the Harry Potter references (they were literally everywhere, please stop), this was a solid middle grade book.Nothing special and it felt a little rushed, but it's based on a good idea, it had a great writing style and characters with a lot of potential. I'm looking forward to continuing this series!
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Well that was cute 😊🎃Happy Reading!! Mel 🖤🐺🐾 Well that was cute 😊🎃Happy Reading!! Mel 🖤🐺🐾
  • Warda
    I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it. Neither was there a thrill to the story necessarily. I don’t know whether that has to do with the fact that this is a middle grade story or that I didn’t feel the excitement and thrill I’ve come to expect of Schwab’s stories. Everything seemed dimmed down, but I guess it had to be because the audience that’s being catered to now has changed. But even then, a story can still be enjoyed regardless o...
  • Barbie
    My thoughts in a nutshell It was a light, fun read. I wanted to love it but unfortunately, I wasn't the right audience for City of Ghosts.The story is about…Skip over this point if you don't like the sneak peek. Cassidy's parents are ghosthunters and they get an offer to make a series about Scottish ghost stories, so the whole family travel to Scotland and they visited creepy places. There is one problem; Cassidy can see ghosts and she gets int...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was so much fun! I can’t wait to see what kind of shenanigans Cassidy and Jacob get up to next.
  • Hamad
    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...
  • alana ♡
    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...
  • 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
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    “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 adventur...
  • emi
    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. ...
  • ☆ Mira ✷
    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...
  • Emma
    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.