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Publisher's Summary

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Victoria Schwab comes a sweeping, spooky, evocative adventure, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead...and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. 

So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger. 

When Cass's parents start hosting a TV show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her "gift", she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil - and herself. 

And she'll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined. 

New York Times best-selling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost...).

©2018 Victoria Schwab (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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Beautiful YA offering from Victoria Schwab

Great story and narration. Schwab's storytelling has never disappointed me, and this YA book is no exception. Since it is YA rather than some of her adult offerings, some who come to this book from her others may be a little surprised at the lighter tone and more straightforward storytelling. However, she doesn't condescend to her audience and offers a rich, interesting story with great characters (where Schwab shines brightest) and a compelling story line. The narrator does the story justice, as well, which is important to a well-executed audiobook!

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Intended for a Younger Crowd

I live anything the V Schuab puts out. I even found this entertaining; however, it is intended for a younger crowd. I would say 5th grade and up. kinda mysterious, kinda spooky, but not the typical dark, gothic, bloody, action packed Schuab that I love!!

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Great listen

Good book, very middle grade appropriate with some good scary parts for kids. Have to say I hated how the mom was read and if she had a big part it might have ruined it for me. But since her part was small I could easily overlook it.

Overall definitely worth it.

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I love V.E., and this is a great book BUT....

I do think this is definitely a middle grade book, and those who liked her dark stuff might not enjoy this. It a bit fluffy but I do think it’s great to branch out as an author. It’s not great but it’s not bad either. It was only like 5 hrs so I got through it fast while traveling. I would totally recommend this book for a young book lover! Happy reading!

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very good story...cant wait for more

This was so good. A very friendly and light read about a girl who can see ghosts and has a best friend who actually is one. A little predictable but none the less good. I enjoyed her adventured and the story of her parents being ghost hunters.

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Cute story, great listen!

I truly enjoyed this book. I wish it were longer, but I realize it's for a younger audience. I am an adult, but still love YA Novels. I highly recommend this book. I love the relationship between Cass & Jacob. All the characters were well written, and I think Reba Buhr was a great narrator!

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amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

perfect book really I'm so glad I tried it out. Awesome and I can't wait for the next one

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Great story!

I loved this story cause it was fun but also kept you guessing. I love the characters and will be looking for more of her books.

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A charming if simplistic novella

Reba Buhr's performance is fantastic and brings this novella to life. It lacks some of the depth found in other works by Victoria Schwab but is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through the ghosts of Edinborough. Overall, a solid 5 hours with a satisfying conclusion.

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Cassidy Blake series

I absolutely loved this book and can't wait for what comes next in this series! This was my first book by V.E. Schwab, and I wasn't disappointed. Reba Buhr did a wonderful job narrating this story! It's definitely worth a credit!

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Pretty good teen book, but the accents?!

Interesting story, good premise. Genuinely awful accents. I say this with good humour but don't listen to this if you're at all sensitive about English or Scottish accents. Really it was very distracting and unintentionally funny!