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City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake #1)

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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
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Scholastic Press
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Victoria Schwab
Apr 03, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
A girl who almost drowned.
The ghost boy who pulled her back.
A very haunted city.

I am really proud of this book. I hope you guys enjoy it.
Emma Giordano
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a super cute and fun read! I would absolutely recommend to paranormal lovers.

CW: drowning

I 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 fans who are missing The Archived!!) I saw someone c
Jan 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-need

so um, how am I expected to focus on school and a career and establishing a stable life for myself when Victoria Schwab keeps churning out new books every year??

and on top of it: Stranger Things meets Ghost Hunters??

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. I think this will be such a fun fall read for so many re
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.
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 ➹ (hiatus)
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 plot was just so underdeveloped and all the important events h
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
Jan 22, 2018 marked it as anticipated-releases  ·  review of another edition
The results are in:


Okay guys, let's duke it out. Does this cover look more like:

A: the start of an anime theme-song sequence

B: the cover for the sophomore album of a semi-popular alt rock band

C: the girl from 'The Ring' has an adventure
Ashley Nuckles
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 23, 2018 marked it as desperate-to-read
If my life were as aesthetic as Victoria's covers, I would have had an editorial in VOGUE years ago.
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 friend. She's a sort of "in-betweener" now wh
Jun 18, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

6.13.17 update

2018? 2018! I mean yesterday is a better publication date but I'll take what I can get.


Why, Victoria Schwab, do you have to tease books that won't come out for years???

RIP me, because I'm gonna die before this ever even gets a release date.
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Victoria Schwab is really great and so is this book.
may ❀
Jun 10, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I literally identify as Victoria Schwab Trash Fan™

like, that's not even a joke. You can check my passport.
Jan 20, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
UPDATE: 23/1/2018
ANDDD we have a cover idk im actually kindof liking it it looks creepy. Also am i just blind or does that thing beside the girl look like a goose?? :00

so apparently this book is stranger things + ghostbusters + v.e schwab
can this get any better?? :')

Sally ☾
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
"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 and the whole idea of their TV show, and I especia
Cori Reed
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This 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.
I am not at all surprised that I loved this story.
Review to come.
rin (lorenzo)
Jun 13, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: def-tbr
the cover and the pitch are there, sounds fun 👀👀👀


i will read anything written by this woman

creepy middle grade novel pfft sigh me tf up
Yayee! Just found out a copy of this is on its way to me as I type! Squeeeeeee - I CANNOT wait to read this one!!!! Weekend. Made.
Julie Zantopoulos
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great middle-grade ghost story with a history and supernaturally rich setting. I loved everything about the characters, their loyalty, the quirky parents and the spooky side, too. One thing I will say is that there is an obvious sequel coming and I still wish we could have learned more about Jacob. I get saving some reveals but even for a middle grade it felt like too much was being held back.

It's a scary story, let's not get that twisted, but for my adult big baby self, it wasn't to
sofia (sam willows)
did someone say victoria schwab?
• added to tbr
• pre-ordered
• marked on calendar

At this point I am literal trash for this woman. I'll even read her grocery list
julianna ➹
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 the closet door, and showed me it was empty. Cr
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 of life. It is just creepy enough to make me want
Jan 22, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Now we have a cover!!!!!!
And I honestly like it :O
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-books, arc
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 you ever watch Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Nickelodeon? Bec
Tanja Voosen
Das ist zwar nicht die originellste Idee, aber ich liebe Geister-Geschichten und das Cover ist sau cool!!! ICH WILL ES LESEN UND BESITZEN!
Alana • thebookishchick
I didn't realize a cover was released but JUST LOOK AT IT.

Also, I was sold at ghost-hunting. SOLDDDDDD!!!!

I needed this like yesterday.
We're getting two more books from Schwab next year—that I know of—and y'all. I am Alive™.
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Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.
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