Dec 1, 2015

Book Review: The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls #1)

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.

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Wow!  It's not often that a book so completely entrances me that a cat jumping up into my lap almost gives me a heart attack.  This book has such an eerie yet realistic feel that I was tensing all at the little sounds an older home makes in the dead of the night.  I want to give Ms. Arden kudos for writing the best book that I have had the pleasure of reading in 2015.

I just loved Adele.  In a lot of ways, she is your typical sixteen-year-old.  After being uprooted from her home in New Orleans, all she wants to do is get back to her home and her father.  She is shocked by the changes brought on by the Storm to her home and her city.  Nothing is going exactly like she expected from being attacked by a crow in her kitchen to discovering that since her school has been destroyed that she will be attending a catholic school where all the rich kids go.

Not only was the character of Adele amazing in the way that she grows and changes throughout the book but I really enjoyed ;meeting' all the secondary characters.  None of them turn out to be what I expected from my first impression.

I am really happy that THE CASQUETTE GIRLS is just the first book in the series as I can't wait to dive back into Ms.Arden's world.  I highly recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy young adult paranormal.  I am sure that you will enjoy it as much as I did.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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