Cassidy Blake’s parents are the famous Inspectres, authors known for their books on ghosts. They don’t actually know if ghosts exist (her mom hopes), but Cassidy does–she can see them, and her best friend Jacob is one. With the Inspectres getting a TV show, Cass realizes that she’s going to be experiencing more ghosts this summer than what she banked on.
Why this book?: I really enjoy V.E./Victoria Schwab’s writing, so I was excited to pick this one up. Also I love ghost stories. Being a middle grade ghost story is right up my alley.
Kell is an Antari, a magician that can travel between parallel worlds. Kell also has a smuggling problem, despite the fact that carrying objects from one world to another is considered illegal. When in White London on an official trip, Kell is approached by a frantic woman, and is handed an object that he soon realizes he cannot give up, lest it fell into the wrong hands.
Why this book?: I’ve already had the joy of reading A Darker Shade of Magic once, but when the third, and final, book, A Conjuring of Light, was released, I decided I needed the full affect, and reread the first two before finishing the series.
Kate Harker is a delinquent, burning down chapels to gain her father’s attention. August Flynn is a monster that looks like a human, a powerful weapon his father hides behind his back. As their city crumbles, only these two could hope to help.
Why this book?: I love Victoria Schwab. Isn’t that enough?