City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

City of Ghosts - Victoria Schwab



Audience: Middle Grade

Format: Kindle/Owned


People think that ghosts only come out at night, or on Halloween, when the world is dark and the walls are thin.

-First sentence


When Cassidy was drowning, she was saved by a ghost named Jacob. Ever since then, she can pull back the Veil and enter the spirit world. She can also see ghosts, and Jacob is her best friend. Her parents write books about spirits and they are going to host a TV show about the world's most haunted places. They all travel to Edinburgh, Scotland where graveyards, castles, and passageways are filled with all types of ghosts. At the hotel, Cass meets a girl like her who can also see ghosts.


Cass is a strong, brave girl and Jacob is loyal and brave. I love their interactions and how her parents think Jacob is her invisible friend. Overall, the story moves quickly, is a little scary and has a lot of heart. I enjoyed reading this one and I think middle-grade readers will love it. It has a few scary parts, but nothing that will be too much for the middle-grade audience.


I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and finding out more about Jacob, Cassidy, and the next haunted place.


I read this for the Ghost Stories space.