Review | City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Published by: Scholastic

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Genre: Paranormal

Page Count: 272

Rating: 4/5

Source: Purchase

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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.


“Embrace your strange, dear daughter. Where’s the fun in being normal?”

As I travel further into the worlds Victoria creates, I simply fall in love with how creative her writing has evolved over the years. If you’re looking for a spooky yet adorable ghost story, pick up this middle grade paranormal treat!Read More »

Halloween Book Tag

Morning, everyone!

We just have a few more days until the special night. I found this tag at Thrice Read! I couldn’t pass it by.

Lately, I’ve been a ghost on here. I needed some time off because my health decided to kick me in the butt. And I don’t want to find any Kingdom of Ash spoilers. But I’m good though. 😉 So let’s get the the post!

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Blogoween | Fictional Characters I’d Hate to Encounter

Morning, ghosts and goblins!

It’s the last weekend before Halloween, and I’m beyond excited. For my next Blogoween post, I’ve picked the Creepy Crawlies prompt. Kaleena from Reader Voracious created this perfect topic.

As you can tell, I love horror movies and the books that inspired them. And after seeing them on the big and small screens, I never stop loving them. Except for one, I can’t bring myself to read the books/comics though. So here are the five worst creatures I’d never want to encounter!

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Blogoween | My Favourite Fall Covers

Hey, everyone!

Today’s my second stop for Blogoween, and I’m loving each post. We officially have seven, I repeat, seven more days until Halloween. At this stage, I’m contemplating the mandatory horror movie binging and stuffing my face with candy and other goodies I probably shouldn’t eat.

Anthony from Keep Reading Forward came up with this creative prompt. I absolutely adore fall colours, so there’s no chance I can pass up this post. So here are my favourite book covers that remind me of the Fall/Halloween. I hope you enjoy!!

Red

Shadow of the Fox

I’m slowly getting through the book. And while I love the Japanese lore and culture, I’m not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. However, Tatsumi, the male main character, may be the saving grace of the book.

 

Scythe

I regret not reading this book. I truly do. I never paid attention to the series, and I instantly knew I had to buy it once I finished reading the blurb. How can I pass up a sci-fi where teenagers must learn how to kill others in order to restore balance?

 

For a Muse of Fire

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this new YA fantasy. I love how this duology is inspired by Asian culture. And I am always down for forbidden magic, especially necromancy.

 

Orange

Muse of Nightmare

I can’t stop looking at this cover. It looks perfect beside Strange the Dreamer. I’ve heard nothing but praise about the series, and I cannot wait to get to it!

 

Allegiant

As a blogger, I hope I don’t spoil readers when they read my reviews. I’ll give just enough details that will tempt them to read it. But naturally, one sci-fi series I wanted to read got spoiled for me. And do I like that it did? No. But reading the reviews have told me I may not have missed out on much.

 

Illuminae

Kristoff and Kaufman mix together space, corporate war, and a deadly plague to create a beautifully immersive novel. I’m not surprised that most of the books on my Christmas list are written by him. I have some serious catching up to do!

 

Yellow/Gold

The Wren Hunt

When the Wren Hunt hit Instagram, I knew I want to read it. This new YA fantasy tells a tale of Wren, a 17-year-old Augur, who must find a bring to stop the war between her people and the Judges, who took her and her family’s powers.

 

Lifel1k3

I’m still reeling over the ending. I am not worthy of this man’s genius and writing. I truly am not. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with a Mad Max-meet-Romeo and Juliet science fiction, but Kristoff has a talent of pulling that off.

 

Grace and Fury

Every time I walk past this book on my shelf, it’s calling out to me. This YA novel reminds me of The Handmaid’s Tale. It brings a feministic side to court intrigue. I hope I get to read it soon!

 

So what are your favourite Fall covers? Do you see any you like above? Have you found any new titles you want to read? Let’s chat!

Blogoween | Films I Love Watching in October

Morning, book fam!

I am thrilled to do my very first Blogoween post! So I’m not surprised that I want to start off my week-long adventure with my favourite Halloween films. I love many titles, but some have rightfully earned their place on my must-watch list.

So without much ado, here are the top five films I love watching in October/for Halloween!

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