City of Ghosts
Cassidy is just looking forward to a vacation at the beach. She needs a break from the ghosts that demand her attention both around her city and at school. Her break with her family is blissfully free of ghosts, except for her best friend, Jacob, who happens to be corporally challenged.
But Cassidy’s parents have other ideas when they start off their new TV show The Inspecters and tell Cassidy they are heading to Edinburgh, which just happens to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
Her parents can’t see ghosts but Cassidy knows she’s in for an adventure, especially when she hears about a mysterious ghost called The Raven in Red. But Edinburgh’s ghosts are strong, and Cassidy may be in for more than she bargained for, especially from The Raven in Red.
The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Mimikyu
I think this Pokemon and this book are similar because the Pokemon pretends to be one thing and is really another and it’s the same thing with the villain of the book.
You can also find my review for City of Ghosts here: City of Ghosts Review
Anna Dressed in Blood
Cas Lockwood is a ghost hunter, he kills the dead. He’s got the job down pat. Then again so did his father before him, who was killed by a ghost he sought to kill. But Cas is careful, and he has father’s athame and the help of his witch mother. Oh, and their spirit sniffing cat. Together they travel around the nation hunting ghosts.
Cas uses legends and local lore to find his targets. He’s not focused on having a normal teenage life, sure he goes to school but it’s a new one every time he finishes off a ghost.
At the newest town, he arrives in he expects the same thing from the local legend, Anna Dressed in Blood. To hunt and kill. What he finds instead is an extremely powerful ghost with curses and rage like he’s never faced before, and she’s killed everyone who has come to her house.
Except for Cas. Let’s just say Cas is in for more than he bargained for with Anna but is Anna really a cruel spirit or someone who was dealt a bad hand in life trying to find peace in the afterlife?
The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Marshadow
Marshadow reminds me of this book because it reminds me of the main ghost in the book, who is a super powerful. But in the end, is really just kind of trying to protect herself, she just has anger to get through.
The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse
A princess and a peasant girl should have nothing in common, but after Aon’s father disappears taken by mysterious royal guards to help with Dreadwillow Carse, a desolate bog that everyone especially the monarchy does their best to ignore. Aon has some words for the royals
Princess Jeniah is the only one in the kingdom besides Aon with any interest in the carse. But Jeniah is bound by a warning. “If any monarch enters Dreadwillow Carse, then the Monarchy will fall.” Despite this, she still needs to know what dangers lurk in the Carse that might topple her family’s thousand-year reign.
After Jeniah comes to Aon’s village trying to find out more about the Carse, Aon makes sure Jeniah knows about her missing father, and Jeniah knows nothing about it. Determined to solve the mystery the two strike up a deal.
Aon will explore the Carse on the princess’s behalf, and Jeniah will locate Aon’s missing father. But when Aon goes missing in the Carse a guilt-stricken Jeniah must make a choice try to rescue her friend, even if it means risking the entire monarchy, or stay safe. But is Jeniah ready to face the secrets that the Carse holds?
The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is:Trevenant
Because it is a ghostly tree Pokemon and haunted trees play a role in the book.
Trace Carter is haunted by the past and he now may be haunted literally. After an accident that killed his family brought him to New York to live with his Auntie Lea in her brownstone. He can’t seem to escape the flashbacks of the accident that killed his parents, all he can do is try to move on and ignore the past.
But the past has a way of finding him, when he takes a wrong turn at the New York Public Library he finds a boy, a ghost, lost in the stacks with him wearing old tattered clothes.
Soon Trace discovers that the boy he saw has ties to his own history and he may be the key in setting the dead to rest.
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Drifloon
Because the ghost is the ghost of a young person and it follows the protagonist around.
Ollie has suffered a tragic loss, but when she finds someone about to throw away a book in a pond she rescues the book and learns the story of a girl named Beth, two brothers, and a mysterious ‘smiling man’-a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.
Ollie believe to think that this book might be real when she finds the graves of the very people in her book while on a class field trip to a nearby farm. On the way back to town the school bus breaks down, and the driver warns them, after Ollie tricks it out of him, that someone or something is coming for them.
Ollie’s previously broken digital wristwatch starts with a countdown to nightfall, and one word: RUN. With two of her classmates Brian and Coco, Ollie heeds these warnings.
Oh and the driver has one last piece of advice for Ollie: “Avoid large places, Keep to the small”
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Banette
Banette reminds me of this book because its smile reflects the antagonist of the book.
You can also find my review for Small Spaces here: Small Spaces Review
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