Book Review: Bridge of Souls
Hello Haunt Seekers and Thrill Chasers,
Let me start off this post by saying I’m a HUGE fan of the Cassidy Blake series.
Since the first book I’ve been hooked, and I preordered the third installment over six months ago. Unfortunately, the publication date was pushed from October to March (I was devastated!), but it finally came and I’m super excited to share my review with you!
This third installment is titled Bridge of Souls and it’s by V.E. Schwab.
The moment I got this in the mail I suspended my immediate TBR to make room for this. That’s how invested I am in this series! So what did I think? Keep scrolling peeps!
Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows … unless it’s the other way around?
Cass thinks she might have this ghost-hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while travelling for her parents’ TV show.
But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on its sleeve. In a city of ghost tours and tombs, raucous music and all kinds of magic, Cass could get lost in all the colourful, grisly local legends. And the city’s biggest surprise is a foe Cass never expected to face: a servant of Death itself.
Cass takes on her most dangerous challenge yet…
I gave this book four and a half spectral stars!
Man oh man was this a lot of fun! I preordered this book the second it was available, and it was well worth the wait.
We continue Cassidy Blake’s spooky journey as her parents continue the filming of their new paranormal show in New Orleans. Immediately Cassidy is swept up in the unique ambience of the city, but when she is followed by a mysterious figure cloaked in black the situation takes a scary turn. Who is this figure? Can she stop it, or will it take her beyond the Veil and reclaim her second chance at life?
Much like the first two books, this was a wonderful MG read.
As always, Cassidy was a great main character. She’s learned a lot about herself thus far, and she continues to discover interesting things about the spirit world and the world of the living that help her grow. I like how scrappy she can be, and how fiercely she fights for her friends. She’s such a brave little girl, and it was easy to root for her in this spooky tale.
Jacob almost stole the show this time as her ghost buddy. There were intriguing developments that had me wondering where his future lay, and that really kept me blazing through the pages. Through and through, he’s a great friend to Cassidy, and their friendship really shines in this book.
The plot was similar to the last two books but distinctly different and refreshing. I’ve never visited NOLA for more than a day, but I’m familiar with the look and feel of things. I loved the atmosphere that was portrayed and the tidbits of history we were given. The antagonist was scary and mysterious, and the stakes were super high, which kept me on the edge of my seat. Cassidy’s world continues to get more interesting, and I have to know what else the universe has in store for Cassidy, Jacob, and Lara!
If I had to pick at anything, I’d say the ending was a smidgen disappointing, mainly because there is usually a feeling of continuity that wasn’t there. This time the story felt more close-ended, but I’m desperately hoping that this series continues on further. I need more!
If you love MG or simply love spooky tales, this is definitely a book worth reading!
That’s a Wrap!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!
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Well, if it’s the end of the series, maybe Schwab will start a new, fun MG series. I don’t often read MG, but since it’s MG March, I’m reading Fake Nora by Martin. Ghosts and other fun stuff.:-)
Yeah, I’m totally fine with that. It’s just so far she has things more open at the end with at least a hint of what the next place is going to be. Just a bit jarring for me.
Ooo, thanks for telling me about that book. Sounds right up my alley! Added to my tbr 🙂
This sounds like a good one, Jonny. I enjoy books that take place in New Orleans. There is a sense of dark magic to that place. The blurb is certainly enticing. 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation.
Thanks and you’re welcome! The whole series is really top notch. So far I’ve had very few constructive criticisms. Its perfect for a quick read. 🙂
Nice book 😊 I really loved this series
We have also reviewed this novel do read and share your comment on our review https://gobookmart.com/bridge-of-souls-by-victoria-schwab-is-a-fun-and-spooky-read-really-enjoyed-it/
Yeah, it really is a great series! Cant wait for the next one. Thanks for sharing your link. I’ll check it out.