{Tunnel of Bones: Victoria Schwab}Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
Series: City of Ghosts
Published by Scholastic Press on September 3, 2019
Genres: Adventure, Middle School, Mystery, Paranormal
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – 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.

{My thoughts} – Cassidy, Jacob and her parents venture to Paris for the next installment in her parents television show. They get to go to some fun and interesting places. The Catacombs, The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and others. The description of these places almost makes you feel like you are right there with them, which is a nice feeling given I have been to a number of the locations mentioned within the book.

A Majority of the book centers on the Catacombs because it is the last place the ghost/poltergeist that Cassidy is trying to send on, had died. It takes her new found friend from the previous book and the help of Jacob along with a new friend in this book to help her work her way through how to best accomplish that task. The first thing she needs to do is to figure out how he had died and then to figure out how to best help him remember what happened that had caused his death so that he’d be able to remember who he was. Without his memories it is impossible for her to send him on. It takes a lot of detective work and some trial and error for them to all figure out the best way in which they can accomplish this task.

Cassidy also gets to learn more about Jacob in this book. More about his back story from before they met one another, more about what happened to him before he’d saved her life. More information that helps you to better understand the characters and their ever growing bond. There is so much information within the pages of this book and it is so well written and flows seamlessly together that it’s easy to understand and follow along.

I do believe this book had been written sometime before the fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral. I come to that conclusion because in the book they were actually able to go into the building and film their episode for the up and coming show. I was in Paris in July and that was not an option for us. We were able to see the building in ruins and were not allowed anywhere near it. It is said that it is going to take sometime to complete the repairs needed to restore the building as close to its former glory as possible. I do like how this book speaks about how nice the building was and gives a hint of how incredible it may have been before the fire had happened.

I enjoy how this series gives you that creepy feel as you are reading it. It isn’t too creepy that I’d classify it as horror, but it’s creepy none the less. The description of the Catacombs and all the scenes that take place there are enough to creep anyone out – it definitely has that ghost, chill, yikes vibe going on within it’s pages. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the future and hope that she continues to add to the story of Cassidy and Jacob!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.