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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab | Review

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. - Goodreads

The November prompt for our Blogger's Bookshelf Book Club was 'featuring a ghost'. Thankfully I had just the book already lined up and ready to go.

In 2018, Victoria 'V.E.' Schwab released City of Ghosts, and it followed the story of Cassidy Blake and her adventures around Edinburgh, Scotland. Cassidy's parents are ghost hunters, and host a TV show, but Cassidy can actually see ghosts; in fact, her best friend Jacob is one.

In Tunnel of Bones we follow Cas and Jacob to Paris, France, where things are not as holiday-esque as they'd like. They join Cassidy's parents around the city on their filming locations, but it becomes pretty clear pretty quickly that there's a poltergeist causing havoc. As the story goes on, Cassidy and Jacob try to figure out who the ghost is menacing in the city of Paris, and how to make it stop.

I really like these stories by Schwab. Even though it's a Middle Grade book, it's so wonderfully written and creatively told. I love Cassidy and Jacob as main characters, and can't wait to read their further adventures in Bridge of Souls, which takes place in New Orleans. If you're after a short read but packed full of great characters and even better excursions into the darker, paranormal side of cities around the world, then I highly recommend picking up these books.

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