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Lieutenant Rossel is a good but damaged character and main investigator of a macabre multiple murder in the Russian winter. Like, Cassidy does have a cat named Grim, but they aren’t brought up very much, and when they are it is in their carrier.

His hunt for the truth leads him to the dark heart of Leningrad's musical establishment, and ultimately to the highest levels of the Kremlin itself. Even as a kid, I could never relate to MG protagonists who were particularly reactive or prone to outburst, because that wasn’t my personality, and I would have lived for a main character to see myself in like Cassidy.Corruption is rife, abject poverty strongly in evidence but largely ignored by the higher echelons of power, and Creed paints an incredibly convincing picture of a society and city still bearing the wounds of the Second World War. If you are an adult reading this don’t expect it to be the next A darker shade of magic because it is not and nor it is supposed to be so.

Plus, this includes super creepy graveyard parts, and what horror fan doesn't love a good graveyard scare? NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost . In the dialogue between characters, there is a hesitation and procrastination, and a sense that no-one can be trusted with relationships, both professional and personal formed with this lingering mistrust. I know i would when i was young but now that i am older it isnt a blow away book for me anymore , thats why i came at the 3. I don’t know how her other YA and adult books are but after giving “City of Ghosts” a try I’m convinced that I’ll like her other series as well.We don’t know how he died and why, the only thing we know is that he saved Cassidy’s life and is now bond with her.

It held all of the charms and whimsy that I love so much in MG horror, with the added bonus of Victoria Schwab’s gorgeous storytelling and characters. She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. bestselling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost. I saw some negative reviews (all from adult readers) which actually made me go into this with lower expectations. Cassidy can enter the '' veil '' a place where souls of people who died stay if they havent moved on yet.In my opinion it still has her beautiful writing and way of throwing you in the story and really sucking you in too it and overall i found the story fun too read and quick but it doesnt have the darkness or twistst and heavy things and depht that her adult books have. When Cass's parents start hosting a TV show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. I like historical fiction and this cold war stuff but the reason for the killings was as I said silly. I also LOVED that this was set in Edinburgh; if I’m correct, each book in the series takes place in a different city, which I think is super cool. I’m seeing a lot of negative reviews from long-time Schwab readers who feel that it isn’t scary enough or is too predictable, and obviously everyone has the entire right to their own opinion, but to offer another perspective: as someone who is a long-time middle grade horror fan, I feel that this story absolutely excels at accomplishing its goals.

I used to stay up all night in my room scared out of my mind watching it, so when I read the synopsis of this I knew I needed to read it. I wish I could travel back in time and hand myself a copy of this when I was younger as it is such an incredible read and it was a book I would have loved with all my heart and soul. While Victoria Schwab is a beloved author, this is actually the first book I have ever read from her. With neither the charm of Cruz Smith or his compelling prose it's hard to feel much, if anything, for the disabled protagonist. Don't be deterred by the wooden beginning, which for some could be a deal breaker in those first pages of deciding whether the story is worth sticking with, as you're unlikely to be grabbed instantly.So, all in all I’m really happy I’ve read this story and can’t wait to read the next books in this series.

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