Book Review

Book Review | CITY OF GHOSTS, by Victoria Schwab

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City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake #1), by Victoria Schwab

Publish Date: August 28, 2018
Published by: Scholastic Press
Pages: 272
Genre: MG Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.5 out of 5 stars)

**I received an ARC of this from the publisher at BookCon 2018 in return for an honest review.**


Synopsis:

Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, 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 Inspectres 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. 


My Review:

Being a fan of V.E. Schwab’s other books, when I heard that she was working on a middle grade novel about ghosts, I knew I had to read it. This book was a fun and suspenseful read, full of some interesting characters and world-building, and a wonderful story about friendship and ghosts. Continue reading “Book Review | CITY OF GHOSTS, by Victoria Schwab”

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BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap

Alright, onto the Sunday recap then!

Sunday was a little less…great for me.  I mean, I met a lot of authors and still got some great things, but I had my eye on the ARC of For a Muse of Fire so much that it was a little disappointing when I ended up with 0 chance of even playing the game of chance to win it.  (You had to get to the booth an hour early to get tickets for the game an hour later.  My friend offered to go for me for the 2pm tickets, because the 3pm game was going to have the FAMOF ARC, but the girl in front of her was literally the last person to get a ticket.)  I think I let that get to my head a bit unfortunately.

Anyway…on to the good stuff! Continue reading “BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap”

Book Review

Book Review | A CONJURING OF LIGHT (SHADES OF MAGIC #3), by V. E. Schwab

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A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3), by V. E. Schwab

Publish Date: February 21, 2017
Published by: Tor Books
Pages: 624
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.


My Review:

Well, it took me forever and a day but I FINALLY FINISHED!!! Continue reading “Book Review | A CONJURING OF LIGHT (SHADES OF MAGIC #3), by V. E. Schwab”