Bridge of Souls
by Schwab, Victoria

Cassidy Blake and her ghostly friend, Jacob, have survived the ghosts of Edinburgh and Paris, but New Orleans is a haunted city in a class by itself, and that is the current stop for her parents' TV show; but there is something a lot scarier than ghosts here: the Emissary of Death is after Cassidy, and to defeat it she will need the help of the Society of the Black Cat and she will also be faced with a terrible choice-lose one of her two friends, either ghost Jacob or her human friend and fellow veil-walker Lara.

Victoria (V.E.) Schwab is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels for readers of all ages, including City of Ghosts,Tunnel of Bones, and Bridge of Souls; Everyday Angel: Three Novels; the Shades of Magic series, which has been translated into over 15 languages; This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet; and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Victoria can often be found haunting Paris streets and trudging up Scottish hillsides. Usually, she's tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up stories. Visit her online at

Cassidy Blake has encountered spirits before. She's met ghosts in Edinburgh and poltergeists in Paris, and now she's in New Orleans, city of beignets, jazz funerals, and 42 cemeteries, where her parents are filming the third episode of their paranormal investigation program. It's not long before Cassidy, an in-betweener who has escaped death and as a result can interact with the dead, catches the unwanted attention of an Emissary. This terrifying creature is unlike any spook Cassidy has ever dealt with; its job is to bring those who have defied death to the other side-those like 12-year-old Cassidy. In order to defeat the Emissary, Cassidy will lose something-or someone-no matter the path she chooses. Not knowing which road to follow is frightening, but the scariest thing of all is not knowing how this ends. Armed with her spirit-guiding pendant and accompanied by ghost Jacob Hale (whose foothold in the living world seems to be strengthening) and Scottish friend and fellow in-betweener Lara Chowdhury, Cassidy charges ahead. Intensely curious and furiously independent Cassidy must learn to proceed with caution and know when to ask for help. Her first-person narration is often interrupted by sarcastic Jacob, who can hear her thoughts, a narrative device that adds levity to the scares. The conclusion leaves the door open for another adventure. Cassidy is assumed White; there is diversity in the supporting cast. Another strong entry in a series offering thrills and chills. (Paranormal adventure. 8-13) Copyright Kirkus 2021 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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