The Casquette Girls
(The Casquette Girls #1)
by Alys Arden
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.
Adele Le Moyne returned to New Orleans after The Storm had wrecked havoc in their place. Everything seemed eerily strange the moment she and her father got back to their house. A crow bit her arm, a dead body found inside a car, window shutters and moving stakes, what the heck was happening in French Quarter?
That was just the beginning. The rest of the book – it was pure magic, pure awesomeness, pure horror and suspense. A new breed of vampires caught my attention this time, and these vamps weren’t anything like those that sparkled under the sun. That was sheer stupidity, if you ask me. In Casquette Girls, vampires are cunning, terrifying, unrealistically real.
The rest of the story was utterly perfect and captivating. It opened a lot of doors filled with questions and mysteries. I don’t want to spill everything about this book, but trust me, you will find yourself clamoring for more. It’s fabulously written with characters I love. The mysteries deprive you of your sleep and you would end up frustrated because you won’t be able to rightly guess the mystery behind all these.
Alys Arden sure is one hell of a writer, she’s too good to be true! I love a book that let’s me escape from all my daily realities and jump into a completely different realm. I love a book that makes me forget about other books, and Miss Arden definitely delivers. I tell you, she’s the next big thing!
**Note: I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **