Ebook, 304 Pages
By: Victoria Schwab
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!