Audiobook review: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2)Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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.

Tunnel of Bones brings us another spooky tale, this time in Paris, with Cass and Jacob figuring out the mystery of a powerful ghost who starts to target her, and proceeds to incite increasing chaos on the city. The writing brings all the atmosphere of a spooky tale in romantic Paris, with trips to various popular sites and hints of stories they contain (thanks to the commentary provided by Cass’ parents). It also advances the mythology of the spirits of this series and a little about ghost-hunters, and delves more into the Inbetween, as well as lays out one scary tidbit at the end to explore in the next book.

Cass’ more into her ghost-hunting stuff in this novel, thanks to Lara’s encouragement – something that causes arguments between her and Jacob, the latter feeling like she is putting herself in unnecessary danger. In fact, quite a bit of the book is Jacob being like ‘Cass, NO!’ and Cass doing it anyway. The other tension between them is also about the fact that Lara warned Cass about Jacob’s continued existence this side of the veil, as well as Jacob’s hidden past, and that ties in very much to the ghost they are hunting. Speaking of ghost-hunting, this book was bound to have the spook-0-meter turned to max when it involved a ghost child (nothing, and I mean, nothing is creepier than ghost children, I tell you) and there are some spectacularly creepy scenes in the book. The scary parts of the book are balanced well enough with Jacob’s constant snark, of course! And Lara and Adele (a new character) are both a delight, as well.

In short, a fantastic sequel with an engaging plot-line that had me reading this non-stop!

Previous book in the Cassidy Blake series

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

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Buy links

The Book Depository | Wordery

Released on September 3, 2019

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