Audio Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Release Date: August 28, 2018
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Format: Audio
Length: 5 hours 2 minutes
Narrator: Reba Burh
Genre: fiction, middle school, ghosts
Buy: Audible | Kindle | Paperback 


Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead...and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost.

So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger.

When Cass's parents start hosting a TV show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her "gift", she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil - and herself.

And she'll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined. 


I loved this book and I really want another! Cass's best friend is a ghost.  When she almost drowned he helped save her and now he seems to reside in the living world with her. However Cass can also peel back the veil to the afterworld and see ghosts that haven't yet crossed over but are lingering around with unfinished business.

When Cass and her parents go to Scotland for a TV show about the worlds most haunted places Cass meets another person like her who may have some insight into why she is the way she is and what the purpose of her being able to do what she does is.

Everything about this book was fun, interesting and new. It was a refreshing read and a refreshing take on seeing ghosts.  I like the mythology around how Cass can help ghosts cross over and why being beyond the Veil is getting harder and harder to pull back from.  Great read!