Ever since her near-drowning, Cass can see ghosts. In fact, her best friend Jacob is a ghost. She doesn’t know why she seems to have one foot on each side of the veil, but it doesn’t trouble her too much – until her parents take her to Edinburgh, one of the most haunted cities in the world. There, ghosts are ever-present and hungry, and Cass encounters another person like her for the first time. Turns out, she has a lot to learn.
Oh my, this book was delightful!! It’s a middle-grade fantasy that is full of humor and tension, with a smart and sassy narrator, and a wonderful cast of characters (including ghosts!). I was highly reminded of the Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud, which is one of my favorites. The stories aren’t similar but the atmospheric feel certainly is, and since Stroud’s series is over now, this may be my next set of highly-anticipated ghost stories!
Only trouble is – the next book is out and my library hasn’t even ordered it yet!! I may have to break my own rules and go buy Tunnel of Bones before reading it. I have a feeling I’ll want to own the books eventually anyway.
PS – I really, really want to go to Edinburgh!!