Book Review: Tunnel of Bones
Happy Hump Day Paranormal Investigators,
Right now I’m going through a reading boom, so I’m partly surprised, primarily excited to share my review of Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab, the second book in the Cassidy Blake series.
After reading City of Ghosts, I simply had to get my hands on this book. Fortunately, my library is very up to date with things and had a copy on hand. Guilty confession, I bumped this one way up on my TBR because of the excitement I was feeling.
All right, let’s get into this review!
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.
Five spectral stars for this book!
Honestly, I don’t really even know how to react after reading this book. I absolutely loved it, but more than usual (comparable to my everlasting love for Animorphs). Victoria Schwab has quickly become one of my favorite authors with this series, and I’m only sad that I’ve caught up to the published works in this series to date. I want to read them all!
Tunnel of Bones continues where City of Ghosts left off. Cassidy is still travelling with her parents on the filming of their show The Inspecters. This time, they end up in Paris, France.
The city is beautiful, rich with history and culture. The only problem is, once Cassidy and her parents venture through the Catacombs, she awakens a spirit far more dangerous and deadly than the ones she’s encountered before.
Can Cassidy figure out how to send this reluctant spirit on, or will the city of Paris become victims to this mischievous entity?
Man oh man was this a great book!
For starters, this book was super easy to read.
Cassidy Blake is a very interesting and somewhat spunky character. Aided by the knowledge that she gains in the first book, she’s definitely grown as an individual, and has advanced in her abilities a bit as well.
I also love the relationship that her ghost companion Jacob and her have. They feel like two halves of a whole, and their interactions make me giggle and enjoy the story even more.
There is plenty of character progression for Cassidy and Jacob, and I couldn’t be happier about that. There’s something going on with both of them (I’m not talking romance), and that mystery really pulled me forward. It’s not something that will fully develop in the span of one book, so I am set to read this entire series to find out the real truth of things.
The plot of this book was pretty unpredictable if you ask me. I enjoyed seeing the sights that we did along the way, and though I was disappointed at first that we didn’t get to see more historic sites from Cassidy’s viewpoint, it made sense given the plot that was revolving around her and the strange spirit.
The chills weren’t quite as strong in this book if you ask me, but they were definitely present, especially with the Catacombs. And actually, I liked how this book was slightly different from the first. Way to keep us on our feet, Schwab!
Ultimately, Tunnel of Bones is a great continuation of the Cassidy Blake series that is rife with adventure, chills, and the paranormal. Can’t wait for the next book!
That’s a Wrap!
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Nice review, sounds like a good book (a good pair of books)!
Yeah, it sure was! I think technically its middle grade, but heck, I just loved it regardless. Now the waiting game begins. 🙁