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.
***Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine’s Review***
I honestly loved this book! I’m really addicted to stuff set in New Orleans. I’ve been dying to visit for years, mainly for the mystery that surrounds the city, and the city’s ability to withstand everything and come back stronger! :)
This book, we meet Adele, daughter of a sculptor. She’s returning to New Orleans after being sent to Paris for school while the Hurricane Katrina raged in the south. She returns to find her house a mess, her school closed, and her best friend staying in California. Now she’s going to prep school, working at an empty restaurant, and oh yeah, she has powers. She also has three new men in her life.
To be honest, I liked the twists and turns of this book. I like how well the author crafted a spooky vibe and carried it throughout the novel. I like how they added elements of reality and fantasy to craft a really grounded story that you can basically believe to be true. Adele is a great character and the situations she goes through in the book, both humorous, and scary really help her character develop and rise from the page.
I think this a really well done debut novel from this author, and I am very excited for Book 2! I think this series has serious potential!
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