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Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Genre: Fantasy
Source: Scholastic
Rating: 4’5/5

About The Book

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.

My Thoughts

This is a scary adventure for any reader (no matter the age), you just have to love ghosts and I am sure you’ll love this book!
I’ll have to admit that I haven’t read anything previous of this author, Victoria Schwab, but it seems she has a very well known series called The Shades of Magic. This is the second book of the series City of Ghosts, but I can assure you that there are enough hints and information about the characters and the previous story that you will not feel lost at all!
Cassidy has a special power after almost being drowned in a river, she can see ghosts! So, she has decided as an exchange for being alive that she will try to help all the ghosts that are trapped to trespass to the next “step”. She is lucky to have a very loyal friend Jacob, the friend that rescued her! So in this adventure we will travel to Paris with Cassidy and her family to discover this enchanted city, of course there will be a lot of ghosts involved, but let’s admit it, who doesn’t love ghosts?
I’ll have to say that I finished the book with just a couple of hours, so it was a quick read and I was so glued to the story that I didn’t stop till the last page. It was a very interesting read, I don’t normally read adventures but this was addictive and hunting, I loved it!
The characters are very well defined and interesting, I don’t know much about Cassidy’s parents or the mischievous cat but I hope we will know more about them in the next book. There are so many plots in the story that I think that’s what makes it so addictive; the different places they visit in Paris with some very interesting ghosts on them. Jacob’s story, even if Cassidy considers him her best friends, she knows really little about him and the possibility of him turning bad is not just a bad dream! Of course then we have the bad poltergeist that Cassidy will have to help, but even this story is interesting and it felt real, not simply a fantastic plot.
That’s what it surprised me of this book, is a fantasy book, but all the parts of the ghosts and their stories could be totally real and it made the story really interesting and with a human touch.
Tunnel of Bones is a very worthy read, no matter the age you have you simply have to love a good story!

About The Author

Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, This Savage Song, Our Dark Duet, City of Ghosts and Vicious. Her work has received critical acclaim, has been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, and more, has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Nashville and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.