Author: Victoria Schwab
Genre: MG Horror/Ghost Story
Published by: Scholastic
Publication date: 05/09/19
My rating: ★★★★★
I received a free review copy from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review. This review will be spoiler free but may contain spoilers for City of Ghosts
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
I could not believe my luck when an email about this dropped in my inbox, I’ve never replied so fast in my life. Tunnel of Bones is the brilliant sequel to City of Ghosts, and it is everything I wanted and so much more! This time The Inspectres is being filmed in Paris, while filming in the Catacombs, Cassidy accidentally awakens a spirit. When it becomes clear the spirit is out to wreak havoc across the city, Cassidy, with the help of Jacob, Kate and Adele Laurent must help the spirit remember who they are and help them pass on.
I don’t remember the last time I devoured or was even as wholeheartedly invested in a book like I was with Tunnel of Bones, just when you didn’t think they could get any better Victoria Schwab creates this masterpiece that will haunt you long after you’ve turned the last page. This is exactly the kind of book I wanted and would have loved as a kid, I longed for ghosts and never got what I was looking for.
I can’t get enough of the setting, Paris was the perfect place to follow on from Edinburgh. I had no idea The Paris Catacombs even existed, they’re fascinating and creepy in equal measure, a fitting landmark to use. The plot and character development are both exceptional, from the setting to the bond Cassidy and Jacob share. I won’t go into details because of spoilers, I’m in awe of Schwab’s writing and storytelling. Tunnel of Bones is unputdownable and no doubt will still be in my top ten at the end of the year. It’s an absolute must read, I cannot reccommend it enough. Please read this beauty and then message me so we can gush about it!