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City of ghosts /

by Schwab, Victoria [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 285 pages : map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781338111002; 1338111000.Subject(s): Ghost stories | Psychics -- Juvenile fiction | Haunted places -- Juvenile fiction | Ghost television programs -- Juvenile fiction | Best friends -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Juvenile fiction | Great Britain -- Juvenile fiction | Ghosts -- Fiction | Psychics -- Fiction | Haunted places -- Fiction | Best friends -- Fiction | Parapsychology -- Fiction | Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction | Scotland -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Horror | JUVENILE FICTION -- Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural | JUVENILE FICTION -- Action & Adventure -- General | Paranormal fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Paranormal fiction | Horror fictionSummary: Ever since her near-fatal drowning, Cassidy has been able to pull back the "Veil" that separates the living from the dead and see ghosts, not that she wants to, and she was really looking forward to a ghost-free summer at the beach; however her parents are going to start filming a TV series about the world's most haunted places, starting with Edinburgh with its graveyards, castles, and restless phantoms--and Cass and her personal ghost companion, Jacob, are about to find out that a city of old ghosts can be a very dangerous place indeed.
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From #1 NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab comes a sweeping, spooky, evocative adventure, perfect for fans of "Stranger Things" and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children . <br> <br> A New York Times bestseller! <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> And she'll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.<br> <br> #1 NYT bestselling 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 . . .).

Ever since her near-fatal drowning, Cassidy has been able to pull back the "Veil" that separates the living from the dead and see ghosts, not that she wants to, and she was really looking forward to a ghost-free summer at the beach; however her parents are going to start filming a TV series about the world's most haunted places, starting with Edinburgh with its graveyards, castles, and restless phantoms--and Cass and her personal ghost companion, Jacob, are about to find out that a city of old ghosts can be a very dangerous place indeed.

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Twelve-year-old Cassidys parents, experts on the historical and social contexts of ghost stories, have just accepted an offer to shoot a reality TV show pilot in Edinburgh, the titular City of Ghosts. What they dont know is that, after a near-death experience a year ago, Cass herself now has the ability to see beyond the Veil and a best friend whos, wellcorporeally challenged. (Jacob is sensitive about the g-word.) When a particularly strong, malevolent spirit known as the Raven in Red plots to trap Cass in the Veil and steal the girls life, Cass and Jacob must rely on their wits and the expertise of fellow in-betweener Lara to protect both of their existences. That Casss camera, which was damaged in her accident, now captures images of the afterlifeoperating, like its owner, somewhere between our world and the nextis just one intriguing element of Schwabs fresh spin on ghost tales. She evokes the real-world Edinburgh with plenty of vivid sensory detail, and imbues the Veil and its inhabitants with spine-tingling spookiness and melancholy. The humor and warmth of the protagonists strong bond and the support and safety of Casss and Laras loving families nicely balance the suspense of this supernatural adventure. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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