City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Finally one for your younger readers!
Cass is twelve, but I’ll admit I at first thought she was a couple of years older so I think this can be enjoyed by your younger teens because it’s not “young.”
A year ago, when she was eleven, she drowned. She survived, but ever since, she can see ghosts – including her new best friend, the ghost who saved her from drowning.
And here’s a twist: her parents are the best selling authors of a popular series about ghosts. Her dad is the logical one with the science and history, her mother is the fanciful one with myths and legends. Neither know about her new found ability to see ghosts; neither see ghosts themselves.
And then: her parents start hosting a reality TV show. About ghosts.
And their first stop to investigate? Edinburgh, Scotland, homes of hundreds of ghosts: dead from plague, dead from execution, dead from cold, dead from illness.
Cass discovers there is more to her talent of seeing ghosts; and that ghosts can be dangerous. Very dangerous.
I really enjoyed Cass and her personality; and the adventures are just the right level of scary and dangerous.
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