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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 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.


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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 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.

30 review for Tunnel of Bones

  1. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Schwab

    Darker, stranger, and far more French ;)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kai

    Does this woman ever stop writing to, like, breathe? Eat? Go to the loo?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chaima ✨ شيماء

    I said this once and I’ll say it again: ghosts from the 1880s ARE OUT. That’s it, they’ve had their time. Give me millennial ghosts in Coldplay t-shirts who deal primarily in vintage memes, watch Buzzfeed Unsolved and Brooklyn Nine-Nine religiously and sing “it’s Britney, bitch” at 3 am just to aggravate you Victoria Schwab, I’m begging you

  4. 5 out of 5

    Hamad

    This Review Blog Twitter Instagram City of Ghosts 1/2 Tunnel of bones “It’s hard to believe in ghosts, until you see one, and then it’s hard not to.” I thought that this is a duology and apparently it is not! I am not the target audience and so I will try not to be so critical but I know that MG does not mean it have to be bad or simple. The writing is very very easy and straight forward, I respect Schwab’s ability to change the writing voice according to the intended age group which I This Review ✍️ Blog 📖 Twitter 🐦 Instagram 📷 City of Ghosts ★★★ 1/2 Tunnel of bones ★★★ “It’s hard to believe in ghosts, until you see one, and then it’s hard not to.” ★ I thought that this is a duology and apparently it is not! I am not the target audience and so I will try not to be so critical but I know that MG does not mean it have to be bad or simple. ★ The writing is very very easy and straight forward, I respect Schwab’s ability to change the writing voice according to the intended age group which I have noticed many authors do badly specially after sticking for years in writing one specific genre! But this was really appropriate for younger readers and yes, if I had kids -I decided that they will be readers (JK whatever they want)- then this is the kind of books I would feel appropriate to read. It can be read in an afternoon, I actually literally did that, I started it in an afternoon and finished it before sleeping! ★ The characters were as good as in book 1, there was not a huge development to their characters but we got more backstory which was cool. ★ The plot was very simple in this one, I thought that it was too simple, the book felt like a filler rather than a continuation of book 2 and I think it can be made into a TV cartoon for children where each book is an episode with a separate story and they move the bigger story slowly! “What you can’t see is always scarier than what you can. Your eyes play tricks on you, filling in the shadows, making shapes.” ★ Summary: I like how Schwab refreshed our memories about the world and how things work. I think the writing was good but the plot was too simple and like a filler! I was more intrigued by book 1 to be honest. I thought this is a duology and I wouldn’t have started it if I knew it was a trilogy or a series! Anyway still recommend for younger readers! You can get more books from Book Depository

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Nuckles

    I LOVED this one! Better than the first for me!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Xandra (StarrySkyBooks)

    I didn't know all of the spooky books I read today would make me this emotional. I have a lot of things to say about this book! Mostly, if you loved the first one because of Cassidy and Jacob's friendship, then I don't think you'll be dissappointed here! (I think I cried at the end of City of Ghosts for whatever reason, and without spoiling anything, I cried in this one as well Or maybe I'm just a crier, who knows?) Such pure, ghostly friends very spooky, lots of bones full rtc! 😭 I didn't know all of the spooky books I read today would make me this emotional. I have a lot of things to say about this book! Mostly, if you loved the first one because of Cassidy and Jacob's friendship, then I don't think you'll be dissappointed here! (I think I cried at the end of City of Ghosts for whatever reason, and without spoiling anything, I cried in this one as well 😂 Or maybe I'm just a crier, who knows?) Such pure, ghostly friends 😌👻 very spooky, lots of bones full rtc!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Merphy Napier

    I enjoyed this one just as much as the first one. Its a cute, spooky story that's a fast and fun read (view spoiler)[ I did feel like our MC gave up her secret really easily in this book which was odd but oh well, it's still a cute story (hide spoiler)]

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sylvie

    3.85 I literally finished this book in three hours, I just love a fast paced books. I can't say it was better than 'City of Bones' but this was just as fun and delightful. I love Cassidy and Jacob together and individually, I simply cannot get enough of them. It's always fun reading about them and their adventures.

  9. 4 out of 5

    ☽¸¸.I am¸¸.•*¨ The ¸¸.•*¨*Phoenix¨*•♫♪ ☾

    “It's hard to believe in ghosts, until you see one, and then it's hard not to.” This book is an example of a series which doesn't suffer from the "second book syndrome"! I enjoyed book two just as much as book one. Actually, thinking about it I guess I liked this one even better, because of the depth of the story, and the way it was much more emotionally charged than the first one. I am pretty sure I would have been a fan of this series in my middle grade years!

  10. 5 out of 5

    OwlCrate Jr

    Even better than book one.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy

    Really enjoyed this! Definitely darker than the first outing and I loved the setting so much. The introduction of stronger ghosts and more information about Jacob, as well as Cassidy becoming more and more comfortable with her abilities and her role,was wonderful! Can't wait for book three!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Adah Udechukwu

    Tunnel of Bones is an exciting, straightforward and fast read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Callie (BeverageandBook)

    Jacob’s my favorite. 3.75-4/5 stars

  14. 5 out of 5

    Drewthereader20

    1) City of ghosts 5/5 stars 2) Tunnel of bones 5/5 stars 3) Bridge of souls /5 stars?? What a great series so far. This sequel was even more creeper than the first one!(: Thanks kate for the amazing buddy read!(:

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rae

    I don't know what it is about these books but just like last year, I devoured this book in almost one sitting. I love the eerie vibe and the sweet but unlikely friendship, these books are impossible to put down and once over, all I can think is that I must have MORE!!!! Schwab has become one of my favorite authors over the last couple years and these books just go to show that she can master any genre and age group she sets her mind to writing. I love the writing and the pace of following Cassidy I don't know what it is about these books but just like last year, I devoured this book in almost one sitting. I love the eerie vibe and the sweet but unlikely friendship, these books are impossible to put down and once over, all I can think is that I must have MORE!!!! Schwab has become one of my favorite authors over the last couple years and these books just go to show that she can master any genre and age group she sets her mind to writing. I love the writing and the pace of following Cassidy and her parents on their ghost hunting adventures and how even with parents that star in a paranormal tv show, she still has so many secrets that they don't believe. It's such a fun dynamic between parents and child while the oblivious parents are looking for ghosts, Cassidy is falling through the veil between worlds sending the specters on to where they belong. Its great! This was the PERFECT read for October and I'm honestly already counting down the days to the next book in this series because I know I will love it!!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Julie Zantopoulos

    Another super cute middle-grade thriller from Schwab. The story keeps getting richer, the characters more real, and the stakes rising. It's a quick read but a fun one and a spooky one, too. I'll for sure be continuing.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)

    4.5 stars! Having read and adored the first book (City Of Ghosts) last year, Tunnel of Bones takes us back to Cass and her family who are now exploring the sights and catacombs of Paris. Cass and her ghost friend Jacob end up being targeted by the ghostly spirits of a young boy, who was crushed to his death whilst playing hide and seek with his older brother many years ago. The spookiness and the thrills were definitely there again but the pacing was a little too fast for me. However, there's 4.5 stars! Having read and adored the first book (City Of Ghosts) last year, Tunnel of Bones takes us back to Cass and her family who are now exploring the sights and catacombs of Paris. Cass and her ghost friend Jacob end up being targeted by the ghostly spirits of a young boy, who was crushed to his death whilst playing hide and seek with his older brother many years ago. The spookiness and the thrills were definitely there again but the pacing was a little too fast for me. However, there's twists and turns that kept me very excited to read on. Bring on book 3!

  18. 4 out of 5

    bookellenic

    This was exactly what I expected it to be: swift, entertaining and fun. In this sequel to City of Ghosts, Cassidy finds herself in another adventure involving ghosts, this time in charming yet very haunted Paris. We didn’t explore this city as much Edinburgh in the first book, which shows how particularly fond of Scotland Schwab is, yet there are nice snippets and descriptions of the protagonist’s short visit to Paris. If there’s one element in this series that makes it stand out, it’s definitely This was exactly what I expected it to be: swift, entertaining and fun. In this sequel to City of Ghosts, Cassidy finds herself in another adventure involving ghosts, this time in charming yet very haunted Paris. We didn’t explore this city as much Edinburgh in the first book, which shows how particularly fond of Scotland Schwab is, yet there are nice snippets and descriptions of the protagonist’s short visit to Paris. If there’s one element in this series that makes it stand out, it’s definitely Jacob. The bestfriend/ghost adds an irresistible layer of intrigue. Add his snarky attitude, his undiluted loyalty and, ahem, the whole mystery surrounding his existence (him being a ghost and everything) and you got yourselves a winner! The reason I didn’t quite love this as much as the first book doesn’t have to do with the book per se; It has to do with my viewpoint as an adult reading this middle-grade novel. It did not manage to suck me in enough to overlook certain things that I found exasperating, like the decorative existence of parents, not just for Cassidy, but for all the young characters we meet, or the fact that it was a bit more tell and less show at some points. My hardcore Potterhead brain could also not fathom how a book so heavily inspired by Harry Potter (once again, there were quite a few J.K Rowling references, mostly in the second half of the book) involved a protagonist hunting down a Poltergeist, but did not know what a Poltergeist was. Don’t you remember Peeves, Cassidy? You read the books and all… Phew ok, I’m calm now, got it off my chest. This is a highly enjoyable series that I see myself continuing, but I do not think I will ever reread in the future. I’m also excited about the television adaptation of the first book, City of Ghosts! Rating: Audiobook ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Overall reading experience⭐⭐⭐

  19. 4 out of 5

    Abbie (boneseasonofglass)

    HYPEEEEED

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    My review Is there ever going to be a book written by Victoria Schwab that I’m just not going to love? I seriously don’t think that’s possible anymore. I got so used to her flawless and natural, yet immersing and intriguing writing that flows through the story making it seem so real and believable. I read City of Ghosts couple of months back and forgot some major details about it, but it didn’t matter at all - with Schwab’s detailed, but not too overwhelming narrative it was like I read it My review Is there ever going to be a book written by Victoria Schwab that I’m just not going to love? I seriously don’t think that’s possible anymore. I got so used to her flawless and natural, yet immersing and intriguing writing that flows through the story making it seem so real and believable. I read City of Ghosts couple of months back and forgot some major details about it, but it didn’t matter at all - with Schwab’s detailed, but not too overwhelming narrative it was like I read it yesterday and nothing could keep me apart from this story until the moment I finished it. And let’s talk about this cover *0* it’s gorgeous, like, I’ve always loved her red-and-black book covers, but this one’s the best so far. I know last time she almost got permanently captured in the Veil by the ghost of old Raven, but Cassidy promises – she won’t get in trouble this time. Only, the trouble doesn’t really need to be found – it comes straight to Cassidy and her ghost friend Jacob. Namely, Blakes ghost TV show season 2 is being filmed in Paris this time, which is one of the worlds most haunted cities. A part of the show is filmed in the famous catacombs, which is creepy enough, but Cassidy also wakes a poltergeist on her way there. That is a ghost of chaos that can transfer into the mortal world and feeds on mayhem it causes. The problem is, Cassidy actually can’t pass him on with her ghosthunter skills because a poltergeist doesn’t remember anything about his past or death. So Cassidy’s work includes not only banishing the ghost but finding out everything about him so he can safely remember and move on. I know it’s been only two books, but I feel like I’ve spent so much time with this world and its characters, and they really grew on me. Cassidy and Jacob are nowhere near any regular best-friends relationship, but what the two of them have is really special. Their adventures and everything they go through makes it stronger and they also discover more secrets about each other and the ghosts they are trying to help. Everything started the day Jacob pulled Cassidy out of the river she almost drowned in, and no matter how much she knows now, her understanding of Jacob and the Veil is nowhere near complete. It’s going to take some work to put all the pieces together, but I really hope that eventually it’ll lead to Jacob somehow regaining his human form... I am a huge sucker for anything that has to do with suspense or mystery – like, any kind of foreshadowing or investigation will get me super pumped and happy about the book, especially if it’s done right. That being said, I really, really enjoyed the addition of some amateur-detective elements in this storyline – Cassidy has to find who the ghost is and everything about him to help him remember, and THEN pass him on. Where could one even start if searching for a dead boy among every single person who ever died in Paris? Blog Tumblr

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 3.5 Stars [rounded up] Cassidy Blake, it’s not you, it’s me. I love V.E. Schwab’s writing SO much. I think this book was written fantastically, had a wonderful storyline, characters, world building... and boy does Schwab know how to make a reader FEEL. I just have a really hard time with middle grade these days, I feel like. The whole time it was like I was captivated, but only on a surface level... it wasn’t until the end when she pulled her usual Schwab ‘ Star Rating: —> 3.5 Stars [rounded up] Cassidy Blake, it’s not you, it’s me. I love V.E. Schwab’s writing SO much. I think this book was written fantastically, had a wonderful storyline, characters, world building... and boy does Schwab know how to make a reader FEEL. I just have a really hard time with middle grade these days, I feel like. The whole time it was like I was captivated, but only on a surface level... it wasn’t until the end when she pulled her usual Schwab ‘rip-your-heart-out-and-manipulate-it-in-whatever-way-she-wants-to-for-better-or-for-worse’ move, that I TRULY felt “all in.” Fantastic novel though; seriously. I think I’m just getting old 🤷🏼‍♀️

  22. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    I'm pretty sure I enjoyed this book even more than the first! It was really well done and it was so hard for me to put down. I'm so excited for the next book to be released!

  23. 4 out of 5

    hillary

    2.5 stars Never thought I would give this rating to a Schwab book but here we are. And I can pinpoint exactly where this installment did me wrong. Honestly, what the hell 2019, go away and stop my most anticipated releases from letting me down again and again. The word I would use to describe this book would be ‘lukewarm’. Like when you’re given a soup and it’s that disgusting temperature so it doesn’t taste like anything at all. I enjoyed City of Ghosts when it came out, it was perfect for that 2.5 stars Never thought I would give this rating to a Schwab book but here we are. And I can pinpoint exactly where this installment did me wrong. Honestly, what the hell 2019, go away and stop my most anticipated releases from letting me down again and again. The word I would use to describe this book would be ‘lukewarm’. Like when you’re given a soup and it’s that disgusting temperature so it doesn’t taste like anything at all. I enjoyed City of Ghosts when it came out, it was perfect for that period of the year and the introduction to the characters was super interesting. I still felt like something was missing in the mystery department but I brushed it off. It’s middle grade and the first introduction to a series, so of course it has a simple plot! ...Now that bs of an excuse doesn’t cut it anymore. Yes, I’m cliché and I’m comparing this series to Harry Potter. Because apparently it does want to be compared with all those references. The first Harry Potter books are middle grade and they’re relatively simple and episodic, however the hidden plot is much more intricate and keeps you on the edge the entire time. That plot doesn’t treat the readers as if they were stupid, like it happens here. In Tunnel of Bones the plot you see on the surface is everything the book has to offer, which is very very sad. I love Victoria Schwab and I’ve read a lot of her books, which are amazing btw, so I don’t understand how she can be the author behind this book. City of Ghosts was something completely new, I was drawn by the great world building and characters’ backstory. I liked that more than the ghost mystery but it wasn’t a big deal. Tunnel of Bones was all ghost mystery, and it wasn’t even as entertaining. It was the exact same thing as in City of Ghosts, but a thousand times flatter as Cassidy already knew how to face ghosts. Gone were all the interesting bits about the world and the characters, minus the final consolation prize of Jacob’s past that came five pages from the end. At that point who cares? Cassidy only goes around in circles trying to recover this poltergeist’s backstory and that’s it. I understand this is an episodic series for children but I don’t think this was worked on enough. ...I’m sorry this review is so bitter, but that’s how I feel. Bitter.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Prissewis

    Loved it. I love Cassidy and Jacob It’s such a cool and fun series and I need more! I flew though it! Can’t wait for their next adventure! Loved it. I love Cassidy and Jacob 🖤 It’s such a cool and fun series and I need more! I flew though it! Can’t wait for their next adventure! 👻

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mandi1082

    I LOVE this series from Victoria Schwab. Cassidy Blake and her adventures are entertaining. Her friend Jacob who is also a ghost is so witty and I just love his character. He literally makes me laugh out loud. I can't wait to find out where her family is heading out to next.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melanie (TBR and Beyond)

    .....But I want it now please *whines at an unfair world*

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alaina

    I don't feel like it has been a long time since I listened to the first book .. but at the same time it felt like it has been 84 years since I even knew about Cassidy Blake. Luckily for me, Tunnel of Bones was available on my hoopla! I was a little disappointed that the audio was only 5 hours long though - ugh, I wanted more! Well, since we've already met Cassidy back in her first book - City of Ghosts - I have been completed intrigued by her. Even her parents are unique and interesting in their I don't feel like it has been a long time since I listened to the first book .. but at the same time it felt like it has been 84 years since I even knew about Cassidy Blake. Luckily for me, Tunnel of Bones was available on my hoopla! I was a little disappointed that the audio was only 5 hours long though - ugh, I wanted more! Well, since we've already met Cassidy back in her first book - City of Ghosts - I have been completed intrigued by her. Even her parents are unique and interesting in their own way. Yet, all I really care about is her "friendship" with Jacob. Ugh, slowly seeing the very teeny tiny sexual tension (in my head) but who knows.. maybe a relationship could blossom between her and the ghost. Mostly because I just love Jacob - like so much. He's freaking hilarious and always has her back. God I love him and I can't wait for their next adventure. Then there's Cassidy herself who seems like Nancy Drew in the ghost world.. but she's pretty witty and funny all on her own. Although I am a bit worried about what the next book will bring - especially after the cliffhanger in this one. Will her parents keep a closer eye on her?

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    Cassidy Blake and her family have left behind Edinburgh, Scotland and arrive in the City of Lights where her ghost-hunting parents are filming another episode of their TV show about the world's most haunted locations. Cassidy, who can see ghosts after her own near-death experience, has recently learned her purpose is to send restless spirits from the Veil (the in-between) into the afterlife. The first stop in the Catacombs of Paris reveals a spirit with a tragic story who is gaining strength at a Cassidy Blake and her family have left behind Edinburgh, Scotland and arrive in the City of Lights where her ghost-hunting parents are filming another episode of their TV show about the world's most haunted locations. Cassidy, who can see ghosts after her own near-death experience, has recently learned her purpose is to send restless spirits from the Veil (the in-between) into the afterlife. The first stop in the Catacombs of Paris reveals a spirit with a tragic story who is gaining strength at a frightening rate.  Cassidy and her best friend Jacob (who, in case you haven't read book one, is a ghost) race to solve the mystery behind the spirit's death before it unleashes massive destruction on the city. I really enjoyed this second installment in the Cassidy Blake series!  This is a wonderful middle grade series with just the right amount of creepiness and great atmosphere.  Readers learn important information about Jacob in this book and Cassidy's growing understanding of the Veil causes her to worry about her best friend's future. Like the first book, I read this one with my daughter.  We love reading the latest adventures of Cassidy and Jacob just in time for Halloween! I recommend this series to readers who enjoy the creepy/paranormal and middle grade novels with great atmosphere and history. For more reviews visit www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lea (drumsofautumn)

    Probably a 3.5 star cause I didn't like this as much as the first one but still I enjoyed this a lot. For me it was just missing a little bit of the charm (for example the love for the city pouring out of the pages) and the thrill (I LOVED the villain in City of Ghosts) of the first one. I did really love the audiobook and Reba Buhr's narration is wonderful, so I can definitely recommend that format a lot! Booktube Channel Twitter Instagram Probably a 3.5 star cause I didn't like this as much as the first one but still I enjoyed this a lot. For me it was just missing a little bit of the charm (for example the love for the city pouring out of the pages) and the thrill (I LOVED the villain in City of Ghosts) of the first one. I did really love the audiobook and Reba Buhr's narration is wonderful, so I can definitely recommend that format a lot! ♦ Booktube Channel ♦ Twitter ♦ Instagram ♦

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sasha

    I preferred the first book but this is probably going to be an unpopular opinion of me. The first book takes place in Edinburgh, a city that has such a special place in my heart for me. Paris, in this book, is quite the opposite. I don't like that city and have so many bad memories from that place. And it is crazy how it can influence your reading experience. Because the book was as well written as in the first one. I loved the characters the same way. The plot was good too even if really similar I preferred the first book but this is probably going to be an unpopular opinion of me. The first book takes place in Edinburgh, a city that has such a special place in my heart for me. Paris, in this book, is quite the opposite. I don't like that city and have so many bad memories from that place. And it is crazy how it can influence your reading experience. Because the book was as well written as in the first one. I loved the characters the same way. The plot was good too even if really similar to the first book but that's just me being picky as it is a sequel. So it continues where the first one left if that makes any sense. I will still be reading the third one! Well when it comes out haha

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