Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab | Review

“See and listen. Watch and know. This is what you are.”





Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake …

… undead trouble.

Cass is in Paris, where her parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. The TV show is fun, but little do they know about the true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

When Cass accidentally awakens 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.


It’s inevitable that I was going to love this book. If V.E Schwab wrote her name on a “How to watch paint dry” manual I would 100% read it and rate it 5 stars. I just love her writing so much.

Tunnel of Bones is the sequel to City of Ghosts and I absolutely loved it, I actually think this one was my favourite so far in the series. I love Schwab’s writing style, she truly made this an eerie and haunting read. Tunnel of Bones is a perfectly creepy middle-grade and I did not expect it to creep me out as much as it did.

I love that this was set in Paris, I have visited the beautiful City recently and I really feel like Schwab’s writing style captured the memsmorising beautiful city that it did. She really does do such a beautiful city justice. As she sets her scene I can picture myself being back in Paris. It is so easy to put yourself in Cass’ shoes and feel like you are there with her.

I love the theme that this book took. The little boy involved was so interesting with such a tragic  background story I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. I like how this book didn’t just stick to ghosts and really ventured into the supernatural world. It just shows the complexity of Schwab’s imagination.

Jacob, oh Jacob, you wonderful character you. Jacob definitely deserves his own paragraph because he is just such a wonderful character. He is very much my favourite character of this whole book, he was in City of Ghosts and he continues to be in Tunnel of Bones. I love the big reveal with him, that really did pull on my heart strings and I cannot wait to see what Schwab does with him next. He was so on form in Tunnel of Bones, he had me laughing throughout and I just think he is a wonderful character.

Talking about characters I really enjoyed seeing Cass grow in this book. I feel like her character developed greatly as the story went on and I am looking forward to seeing more from her. I also loved that Lara was still hanging around in the background. I really enjoyed her character in City of Ghosts so it was good to see that she had not been forgotten.

I think in every review I write about a Schwab book I always mention her abundance of Harry Potter references. I know she is an avid fan after meeting her at a book signing earlier on in the year, but if you read her books you can really see what a super fan she is. I love how she incorporates the quotes within her working I find myself playing a game of spot the reference.

I am so intrigued by the ending, I finished the final sentence and instantly wanted more from Schwab. I’m not sure how long we are going to have to wait for the next book but I really hope that it isn’t long because I cannot wait to find out what is going to happen next.


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