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The Romeo Catchers (The Casquette Girls Book 2) by Alys Arden – My Review


Release Date: May 23rd 2017

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

~Synopsis~

Tormented by the fate she condemned her mother to, and by the lies she’s forced to tell to cover it up, Adele scours Storm-ravaged New Orleans for the truth about her family’s magical past. But every turn leads her back to the one person she’s determined to forget: the vampire Niccolò Medici. Not even the bewitched locks trapping him can break their connection.

Sensing Niccolò calling to Adele, Isaac tries relentlessly to keep her from exploring paths that would endanger them all. But a new threat is rising in New Orleans…an older enemy that will bring Isaac’s haunted past to life, test the witches’ friendships, and jeopardize Adele and Isaac’s blossoming relationship.

In this spellbinding continuation of The Casquette Girls saga, Adele delves into seventeenth-century Florence—a time bubbling with alchemy and fraternal betrayal. As she uncovers long-buried secrets, sorting history from fantasy will be her only hope of saving her mother, her coven, and her magic.

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~My Review~

The city is still in upheaval. Adele and her friends are still researching their ancestors’ history. Adele struggles with her magic and life. Something is stirring and trouble may be heading straight for them.  

What a read! While reading, I can help but feel like I’m instantly transported to New Orleans. I love the author’s style of writing. Again, I love her attention to detail and descriptions in regards to both magic and paranormal. However, I struggled with my feelings about Adele in this book. Some of her choices did not make sense. I felt she was being selfish a lot of the time. It wasn’t enough to spoil the book for me. I just noticed a difference with that particular character. The beginning of the book is slow going but once you’re past it,  it picks up and then you’re in for that ride. That ending though….I need book three NOW! I give this 5 stars. 

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The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden – My Review


Release Date: November 17th 2015

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

~Synopsis~

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.

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~My Review~

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!

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