Title: The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls #1)
Author: Alys Arden
Published Date: November 17th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Seven girls tied by time.
Five powers that bind.
One curse to lock the horror away.
One attic to keep the monsters at bay.
After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne wants nothing more than her now silent city to return to normal. But with home resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.
As the city murder rate soars, Adele finds herself tangled in a web of magic that weaves back to her own ancestors. Caught in a hurricane of myths and monsters, who can she trust when everyone has a secret and keeping them can mean life or death? Unless . . . you’re immortal.
***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***
This book was an amazing book, it was not just about vampires, but about family bonds, love, values and the overwhelming connection of people that can withstand the tests of time. This was my first book by author Alys Arden and it was an outstanding one! I am not sure that she can top this book with any other books that she may write….it was that good!
I enjoyed the way in which the author was able to take the reader on the journey through the present and the past and never once did the reader feel like they were lost, confused or not sure what was going on. The flow was so seamless and the writer’s characters jumped right out of the pages and into the reader’s soul. It was like the reader became a part of the book and the reader never wanted to leave. This book becomes a part of the readers day to day thoughts as they think about the history of New Orleans, the history of the casquette’s and the love that the author has for her work.
The plot is original and has the reader thinking about what would happen if there was a storm like “The Storm” and what would happen if things of the past suddenly came back. The reader can’t help but root for the “good” characters to prevail and to figure out how to banish the “evil” that has returned, while at the same time the reader can’t help but feel a bit upset for the “bad” guys. The author makes the characters feel more like friends and family than characters in a book. The book ends with a true ending, but it also leaves the author the opportunity to continue the books. The reader feels a sense of closure but at the same time can begin to write the next book in their minds with what they would like to see happen.
The reader will spend a lot of time frantically turning the pages to see what will happen next but at the same time dreading the last page because it means that this amazing story is over. Add this to your TBR list and be prepared to be wowed! It is a fun roller coaster ride that leaves you breathless! Enjoy!!
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