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
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Paranormal

Reviews City of Ghosts

  • 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 lyrical...
  • 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.
  • Lola
    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 ➹
    Schwab, I still love you... (even though I’m now afraid to go to Scotland)I can’t even say that no one is more disappointed than I am because I don’t feel very disappointed?this is a Really Fun and also Really Creepy book that I liked reading. it has a cool main character and my favorite soft ghost boy. and I’m really excited to see how dark the rest of the series gets. but... IT WAS SO SHORT. I get it’s MG and I’m used to YA but the ...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    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 received the eARC approval notification, I literally stopped everything I was doing to start reading this. All I can say is that it did not disappoint. Some people call it intuition, others seco...
  • 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
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    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
    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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    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...
  • Michael
    Victoria Schwab is really great and so is this book.
  • Stacee
    I don’t read middle grade...well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve read a few and while I have liked them, I wasn’t losing my mind for them. Of course that changed when I got my hands on City of Ghosts.I love love loved Cassidy and Jacob. Cassidy is a smart girl and maybe she’s not the most careful person, but her inquisitiveness was relatable. Jacob is interesting. I would have liked to know more about him and what happened. I loved thei...
  • julianna ➹
    Surprisingly enough, I loved this one? I didn't enjoy Schwab's other series, ADSOM and I think it's because this is MG & the ADSOM series was adult. Previously, I didn't enjoy ADSOM as much as I predicted because of hard-to-read and slow it was, but Schwab's work was so much more fast-paced and easy to read in this one. When I was younger, I used to be afraid of the monster in the closet. I couldn't go to sleep until my dad came in, threw open t...
  • Sally ☾
    "There's a difference between wanting to stay and being too afraid to let go." Oh my lord, this book was a bucket of fun.City of Ghost was honestly such a spooky and mysterious read. I had actual chills while reading it, but it was so much fun exploring Scotland and learning parts of it’s history, especially all its wonderfully scary ghost stories.I loved the story and the characters and all the photography metaphors. I loved Cassie's parents ...
  • 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.