Friday, December 4, 2020

Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab - ESSENTIAL


Bridge of Souls (City of Ghosts, #3) by Victoria Schwab, 300 pages. Scholastic Press, 2021.  $18. 

Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13.  



Cassidy travels with her parents from city to city to document haunted spots and this time they are in New Orleans.  Her best friend is Jacob, a ghost, and Cassidy can travel back and forth between the Veil and real life.  Cassidy and Jacob have attracted the attention of an Emissary, a messenger from the other side, who thinks that Cassidy and Jacob belong on the dead side of the Veil.  Cassidy has to use the spiritualists and mystics of New Orleans as well as her friend Lara, another “in-betweener” to try and keep herself and Jacob in the real world. 

The City of Ghost series is the perfect amount of comfortable creepy.  Although there are dark moments with the ghosts and the heartbreaking past of New Orleans, nothing is too graphic, but it is mentioned that slaves were locked in an attic that burned in a fire. Cassidy, Lara and Jacob are loyal to each other and break up the intensity of the evil situations. Cassidy seems like a middle school age character, but I can't remember from book one or two her exact age and it's not specified in this book.  If your readers like Small Spaces, they will enjoy this book and series.  I recommend reading them in order, so you know the backstory of the characters. I hope there are many more books to come.  

Reviewer, C. Peterson     

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