I’m a big fan of Victoria Schwab’s writing and loved the first book in the Cassidy Blake series, City of Ghosts. The sequel, Tunnel of Bones, has been out for over a year now, but I finally sat down and read it. Today I want to tell you what I thought of this book. Keep on reading to find out!
Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.
She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.
When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.
And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab returns to the spooky and heart-pounding world of City of Ghosts, delivering thrilling new adventures and an unforgettable spin on friendship. (Because sometimes, even psychic ghost best friends have secrets. . .)
“It’s hard to believe in ghosts, until you see one, and then it’s hard not to.”
In City of Ghosts, Cassidy goes to Edinburgh with her family. Now in Tunnel of Bones, they’re in Paris. I loved the setting and have been lucky enough to actually visit Paris, so I felt like I was along for the ride. Schwab has a way with writing and this story was very atmospheric. I loved the spooky vibe at times. Reading this on a cold and rainy night added to this as well and was perfect!
Tunnel of Bones is a bit darker than City of Ghosts. This time around Cassidy has to stop a poltergeist from getting too dangerous. I really enjoyed the whole adventure and spooky moments while trying to figure everything out. And yes, even though it was dangerous, I loved that Cassidy took time to research everything and find out who this little boy was. She found out who he was and what happened and really wanted to help him move in. Even for her age, she realizes that she has a responsibility in some ways to help.
“What you can’t see is always scarier than what you can. Your eyes play tricks on you, filling in the shadows, making shapes.”
Besides that side of the adventure, I really enjoy her parents and the show they make. It’s fun seeing that talked about during the story. Also, Cassidy’s best friend Jacob has a bigger part in this story. We find out what happened to him and even if he is a ghost, he’s an amazing best friend.
All in all, this was a fun and spooky middle grade adventure that I just couldn’t put down. I loved how the story progressed and how the characters grown throughout the story. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the third book in this series!
I read Tunnel of Bones in just about one sitting and really think it’s the great start to the spooky season this year. I can’t wait for the third book, Bridge of Souls to be released next year. Have you read City of Ghosts or Tunnel of Bones? Let me know what you thought in the comments!