Review: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Premise

Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.

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. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.

And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever.

My review

I always describe this book series as the cutest spooky reads on earth. And this second book fits that description the same.

I listened to this book as an audiobook, just as I had done with the first book in the series. These audiobooks are very short, I believe Tunnel of Bones was only 5 hours, so they’re very quick reads. If I’m not mistaking I finished this in around 24 hours. And I loved every little bit of it.

Cassidy is such a fun main character. She has a magical ability and she is laugh-out-loud funny. I don’t think I’ll ever have enough of Cassidy. Cassidy’s ghost best friend Jacob is also so cute. I loved how we got to see their relationship evolve and how we learned about Jacob’s past, before he was a ghost. It was also nice to see some of the characters from the previous book make appearances.

I LOVED the Paris setting of this book. As someone who has been in Paris multiple times it was so much fun to revisit those places I’ve visited. This book was a bit like a trip down memory lane sometimes. I also really liked the short French sentences or words in this book. They were really easy (because I could understand them lol) but such a nice extra touch.

I will never get enough of Victoria Schwab’s writing style. It’s so adventurous and immediately gets you in the story. Schwab is like a super human who van write amazing books for children, young adults AND adults. And I obviously love all of those books.

I’m not someone who reads a lot of middle grade so I can’t really compare this to other books in the age category or genre. So I don’t know if this is original or a good middle grade book, I just know that I love it and that I think that it’s original and good.

The quality of this audiobook was also just amazing. The narrator does a great job at giving all the characters their own little touch and sometimes accent if they’re French speaking people. Her accents were done greatly in my opinion. Also the short French sentences and words were pronounced really good.

I just can’t wait for the third book in this series!

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