Hello my book friends! It’s been a very very long time. The book slump has been very real and very hard to get out of. But I am back and I’m actually back with a audiobook book review!
I was looking for a quick read since it is my day off but I had so much errands and things I need to do around the house so naturally listening to the book was the best idea ever. Lol
Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspecters, 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 Inspecters 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 Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.
City of Ghost follows a Girl by the name of Cassidy Blake or Cass as she’s known throughout the book. We find out that about a year ago Cass has a near-death experience. Cass almost loses her life but gains a best friend ghost by the name of Jacob. This experience also left her with the ability to walk back and forth between The Veil. The Veil is what separates the living from the dead, Cass and Jacob usually walk back and forth between the Veil to see if ghost stories are true or not. It isn’t until Cass and her family have to go to Edinburgh Scotland, when she meets a girl by the name of Lara, that she finds out her true power/gift.
I need to say I absolutely loved this book, I loved the setting, I loved the characters, I loved her parents and I loved all the Harry Potter references. I really enjoyed the characters in this book they were very believable and I thought Cass and Jacob had a really great friendship. They understand eachother and are truly there for each other. I loved the fact that Cassidy’s parents or kind of like Ghost Hunters, they end up in Edinburgh Scotland because they get a TV show based of there book series about ghosts. Her parents were so enjoyable to read because they were opposites, her mother believes in ghosts and the Paranormal and her father is a true skeptic and looks more into the facts and historical side of things. ((That would be my kind of TV show))
The majority of the story was set in Edinburgh Scotland and what better place to have it. You get the scary City the haunted graveyards, a castle , ghost and bonus the Elephant House Cafe where JK Rowling started or wrote the first part of Harry Potter. I also really enjoyed the Raven and Red’s story I thought it was sad, but also a bit scary. It remind me a lot of a story I was told as a kid “La Llorona” and you can bet I would be in bed and under the covers when ever she was brought up. We do get to hear The Raven in Red’s folklore story but I kind of wish we got a little bit more.
This is a middle grade read but it didn’t feel that way to me just because it does deal with death and how people died. Could just be me but all in all it was a great read/listen I really enjoyed it. I will definitely be buying the phisical book since this was an audiobook. Which by the way was read very nicely done and super enjoyable to listen to.
I’m super excited for book 2 come out out the end of this year. Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?