Release Date: November 17th 2015
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return. Adele wants nothing more than to resume her normal life, but with the silent city resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.
Strange events—even for New Orleans—lead Adele to an attic that has been sealed for three hundred years. The chaos she accidentally unleashes threatens not only her but also everyone she knows.
Caught in a hurricane of myths and monsters, Adele must untangle a web of magic that weaves the climbing murder rate back to her own ancestors. But who can you trust in a city where everyone has secrets and keeping them can mean life or death? Unless…you’re immortal.
The Casquette Girls is a hauntingly beautiful story that is deeply rooted in rich New Orleans culture. There’s also the history of magic and vampires present throughout the story. I fell in love with this world and the characters.
As I started this book, I noticed it was a bit slow going. I stopped a few times because it was slow. I kept waiting for more to happen. There is quite a bit of backstory and building of the worlds. Once I hit part two though, I was like ooooh here we go! I see what you did Miss Arden!
I finished the book and kind of sat there like, wow. Mind blown. I see a trip to New Orleans in my future.
I got to meet Alys Arden at Hallowread two years ago. Her books caught my eye. She was super nice and had really cool Tarot Cards as swag! Yes I am just reading them. I’m glad I finally did!! I am hooked and Miss Arden has a new fan. If you’re a fan of magic and paranormal, this book and series is for YOU! I give this 5 stars!