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Bridge of Souls

It’s always so exciting when the newest book of a series is released, especially if it’s a book that you’ve been eagerly awaiting. One of the books that I was really looking forward to reading this year was Bridge of Souls.

Bridge of Souls is the third book in Victoria Schwab’s series about Cassidy Blake, a girl who’s had the ability to see and interact with spirits ever since the day she drowned in a river and was saved by the ghost of a boy named Jacob.

In this book, Cass and her parents have traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, so that her parents can shoot the next episode of their Inspecters television series. New Orleans seems like a great place for her parents to get some new footage of haunted locations, and Cass can feel that there’s a significant amount of ghostly activity on the other side of the veil.

Unfortunately, Cass’s excursions through the veil have caught the attention of a strange, skeleton-like creature. According to her friend Lara, it’s an Emissary…of Death. Unlike most spirits, the Emissary can operate on both sides of the veil, and it’s coming for Cass.

With the Emissary hunting her throughout the city of New Orleans, Cass will need some serious help from her friends (both living and dead), as well as from the members of a secret society known as the Society of the Black Cat. The question is, will their help be enough to keep the Emissary from taking Cass into the darkness?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bridge of Souls! It was fast-paced and interesting, as well as a great continuation to Schwab’s series. I ended up reading the entire book in a single afternoon because I just could not put it down.

Whether you are a fan of Victoria Schwab, or looking for some great spooky middle grade fiction, Bridge of Souls is an excellent read. However, if you are thinking about reading this book, you’ll definitely want to read the first two books in the series, City of Ghosts and Tunnel of Bones, before diving into this one. If you’d like to learn more about the first two books in this series, I hope you’ll check out my review.

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