Monday, November 25, 2019

MMGM- City of Ghosts


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Schwab, Victoria. Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake #2)
September 3rd 2019 by Scholastic Press
Library copy

Cassidy's parents are hosts of a ghost hunting show. After staying in Scotland for City of Ghosts, they are off to Paris. At first, it doesn't seem like a city that would have many ghosts, but when Cassidy tours the catacombs underneath the city, she and Jacob (her ghost best friend) are able to travel past the veil... and also raise a poltergeist. With phone in tech support from Lara, Cassidy starts to investigate Thomas Laurent, who seems to be haunting her. This, of course, takes her all over the city, and eventually has her asking the descendents of Thomas about his story so that they can send him on his way. The older woman won't talk to her, but Adele, who is about Cassidy's age, helps her to investigate after Cassidy tells her about her ghost hunting abilities. With the combined forces, Cassidy is able to solve the mystery, and is ready to set off on her next adventure. The question, however, remains: how long with Jacob be able to accompany her?
Strengths: The first book in the series has done very well, and was quite scary! The covers are great and appeal to my readers. Cassidy is an unusual character-- she gets to travel around and do cool things, but she doesn't have close friends because of this. The story line with Jacob is one I am looking forward to following.
Weaknesses: Not quite as scary as the first book. Thomas was not as much of a threat as the super creepy Raven in Red.
What I really think: Looking forward to the next book!

4 comments:

  1. I enjoy your reviews because I know you really have a handle on what teens are reading at school! Scary books are popular among youth and this series sounds like a great addition. Enjoyed your review.

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  2. A young neighbor readers is enjoying scary books, so will tell him about this one. Thanks!

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  3. My granddaughter is obsessed with ghost stories. I will let her know about this series. Thanks for the review.

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  4. Sounds like a series I'll have to turn one of my sons onto. He loves scary stuff and he REALLY loves finding good series. Even if he's disappointed in one book in a series, he'll usually keep going. Thanks for sharing!

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