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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-addiction-read

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This book was super cute, which I actually wasn’t expecting from Schwab. I think I was expecting a much darker middle-grade read, but this book did a fantastic job of balancing the creepiness of ghost stories with a lighter tone, which I think will make it really appealing to readers in this age group. I also loved that Schwab managed to nail a younger voice without sacrificing higher level vocabulary—this isn’t a book that’s “dumbed down” for middle graders. I adored the friendship between Cass and Jacob, the ghost boy who pulled her back from death (and led to her being able to experience the world behind the veil). The story has a decent amount of set-up at the beginning, but it really picks up after Cass learns something crucial about herself and her ability (maybe halfway through—I was listening to the audiobook and didn’t make specific note of the time).

Speaking of the audiobook, this book was wonderfully narrated by Reba Buhr, who captured Cass’s youth and energy perfectly! I definitely recommend this book for middle grade readers.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2019 – Started Reading
May 9, 2019 – Shelved
May 10, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction-addiction-read

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Kat Valentine Fabulous review!💖😉

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