After the Storm of the Century rips apart New Orleans, Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return to the city following the mandatory evacuation Adele wants nothing than for life to return to normal, but with the silent city resembling a mold infested war zone, a parish wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, noAfter the Storm of the Century rips apart New Orleans, Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return to the city following the mandatory evacuation Adele wants nothing than for life to return to normal, but with the silent city resembling a mold infested war zone, a parish wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal will have to be redefined Events too unnatural even for New Orleans lead Adele to an attic that has been sealed for three hundred years, and the chaos she unleashes threatens not only her life but everyone she knows Mother Nature couldn t drain the joie de vivre from the Big Easy, but someone or something is draining life from its residents.Caught suddenly in a hurricane of eighteenth century myths and monsters, Adele must quickly untangle a web of magic that links the climbing murder rate back to her own ancestors But who can you trust in a city where everyone has a secret, and where keeping them can be a matter of life and death unless, that is, you re immortal.
The Casquette Girls After the Storm of the Century rips apart New Orleans Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return to the city following the mandatory evacuation Adele wants nothing than for life to r
5 MIND BLOWING STARS!You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!The Casquette Girls by Alys ArdenBook One of The Casquette Girls seriesPublisher: fortheARTofit Publication Date: October 31st 2013Rating: 5 starsSource: ARC sent by the authorFirst,look at this cover.It's perfection,just like the book.I adore this cover so much,because it reminds me somehow American Horror Story and I love that tv series.And I don't know why but I kept thinking about that show reading this boo [...]
4.5Thank you Alys for sending me this copy. Thank you Casey ann books for pushing me to read this! Brilliant book for fall! Supernatural, New Orleans, History! I love it! Cant wait for book two!
Guilty pleasure alert!I have to admit, as I began this book, I found my eyes rolling several times at the silliness of it all I wasn't sure it'd be for me. But somehow, as it went on, I found myself continuing to turn the pages enjoying it more and more. It didn't get less silly, but I was along for the ride.Adele Le Moyne is a high school student whose hometown of New Orleans has been devastated by a terrible hurricane. (Is it Katrina? I'm not sure - there's not mention of "Katrina" at all, and [...]
When I read a book, I hope that I'm taken away to a place far from my own. When I read I book I hope that I cry, scream, gasp, laugh and all that good stuff. When I started The Casquette girls I had no idea what to expect. I was hoping I would feel all of those things and boy did I.New Orleans in this novel is a place of Magic, history, mystery, romance, and destruction. Adele Le Moyne has returned from staying with her mother in Paris while attending Notre Dame university. Adele fled with her f [...]
I just finished this book and . . . oh gosh. My dad’s at home right now so he probably thinks I’m all hopped up on drugs.Okay, I’m going to try to make this review more review like than a crazy-fan-girl-I-think-I’m-going-to-die rant. I don’t know if that’s possible. I’m still reeling in from this. -DEEP BREATH-The first time is always unforgettable - and get your minds out of the gutter, that’s not what I’m talking about. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to re-watch [...]
I wanted to like this more than I did. I really do. The blurb sounds amazing and intriguing enough for me to pick this book up. I wonder why MC's and romance have to fuck everything up for me. I don't know if it's just me, but the romance department of some of the YA books I've read lately annoys the shit out of me. It's just so frustrating and disappointing."I felt very tiny, like a pawn in a life-size game of chess where the stakes were real. How many wrong moves have I made, unaware that I wa [...]
Putting this aside at 11%. It seems like there is potential here, but it's not keeping my interest enough to want to continue right now. Besides, reading funk and all just means it would be worse if I tried to keep forcing myselfPrevious post:Free with Kindle Unlimited, or $1.99 on September 17, 2017. I saw the word vampires and I was sold.
Let's review this! :D***5 witchy stars***I said it once and I'll say it again, this book was freaking amazing! The book tells the story of Adele Le Moyne. Her and her father are forced to evacuate their homes when a huge storm -- referred to as "The Storm" rips through New Orleans leaving death and destruction everywhere. Washed up houses, broken families, nothing is left untouched. Soon after their return strange unnatural things start happening to Adele, new mysterious faces join the french qu [...]
***This review was originally submitted to Author Alliance.***I admit, I don't read a lot of YA. Why not? Well, because so many times the teenage characters have so much angst that I just can't get through it. That said, the description of The Casquette Girls really spoke to me and I decided to take a chance. Wow. I am so glad I did. The Casquette Girls is technically a YA Paranormal Romance. The main characters are all sixteen to eighteen years old. If you're looking for a book suitable for tee [...]
The Casquette Girls is not your ordinary teen paranormal romance story. The main character, Adele, is not your typical YA character. She is far more complex than that. Yes, she acts childish at times and is ruled by her hormones, but there are more layers to her, and she is a character that uses her head. It's probably why I found the ending quite unexpected - because it didn't end in the way you would expect a YA novel to end - but it felt right because it fit Adele's character perfectly. The b [...]
3.75 I quite enjoyed reading The Casquette Girls. It's been ages since I last read a book with vampires and witches & it was a fun read. The beginning was a bit slow to start, but I am not really one to mind it much, bc I think it is good for creating the introduction to the story, build up the action parts and make the story feel more 'realistic' in regards of character development and story development. (I usually have troubles if there is too little explaining, so I prefer a longer introd [...]
Wow. What a journey this book took me on. I absolutely adored all the complex history that was woven within the story, and how the characters tied in with one another. Set mainly in the French Quarter of New Orleans after a horrific hurricane, simply known as the Storm, it follows a teenage Adele Le Moyne as she returns to her city to find almost everything destroyed.Man, where do I even start with this book? Basically, I loved everything in it. There. Review done, yeah?Okay, for real now. The l [...]
Graded By: JennieCover Story: Christopher Pike Would Be ProudBFF Charm: YaySwoonworthy Scale: 6Talky Talk: Straight up avec une touche paranormalBonus Factors: New Orleans, Southern GothicRelationship Status: Cemetery CompanionRead the full book report here.
I read this originally on Wattpad. I downloaded it onto the iPhone app, and wasn't exactly over excited to start the book - to me, it sounded interesting and was left like that. One bus ride home from school, I tuned everyone out and started reading Alys Arden's The Casquette Girls.I could not put it down.The world building is fantastical, without being over the top. Some of the plot in the was disappointing, not due to the writing or technicality of the book, but due to the fact that the damned [...]
I have bought a lot of books of ebooks, some from famous authors, many self published. With both there is always an element of risk, though admittedly with the self published the risk increases, as you may discover a hidden jewel or feel you have wasted your money. Happily this one shines in the darkness as brightly as Adele does in the darkened streets of post hurricane New Orleans. She is everything you want in a heroine, brave and resourceful, putting her heart on the line sometimes at the ri [...]
The fact that Nicco calls her 'bella' really adds to the whole Twilight thing.
The Casquette Girls is a work of art. Yup. Nice and simple. I could leave it at that if I wanted to and it would encompass everything I feel about this novel, but that a review would not make. So here we go.What makes this book so special? It's ability to suck you in? It's colourful collection of characters? The richness of architecture, history and urban legends? It's intelligent, mature and enticing narrative? All of those things and so much more. The novel is so well written and full of intel [...]
I loved the New Orleans setting and riff on the history and legends of the city. It took awhile to get to the meat of the story, and it is long. It totally pays off though, and I will definitely be reading the next book when I am ready for a good long read. 4 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyTHE CASQUETTE GIRLS is a fascinating and haunting paranormal YA novel. The plot starts off a tad slow though once it gets started it really moves. It's a tale that takes some of New Orleans' more famous ghost and vampire stories and gives them an even more sinister bent. I loved the setting as its a city so entrenched in mystery and has its own very colorful history. The description of the French Quarter and its ghost stories were so vivid I could smell [...]
5 stars out of 5I can easily say I was recommending this book long before I had even finished it, when I was barely halfway through it. This is the kind of book that within the first 50 pages you know you have been lucky enough to find something amazing. If I could say anything to Alys Arden it would be the following:Fangirling out of the way, back to business. The Casquette Girls is the story of a teenage girl headed home to New Orleans after a super-storm that the reader will be able to compar [...]
For more Reviews click HERERating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars*I was provided a eARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI don’t even know how to express my feelings about this book. While I was expecting to like it I didn’t knew that I would love it as much as I do. I haven’t been in a fantasy mood in the last few months and to be honest I don’t remember if I ever read a book with witches. Let’s just that now I want to read more books that feature witches.The story s [...]
Original Blog Review: myescapebookscoffeetea.wordprMy Instagram: instagram/blogescape/My Twitter: twitter/BlogMyEscapeBuy this book on The Book Depository: bookdepository/The-CasActual Rating: 4.5 Stars* The author of this book sent me this paperback copy in exchange for an honest review, so don’t expect less than that, I will always give my honest opinion, like it or not *Honestly ? I think this book was really interesting and the subject of this story was really captivating !I gave to this b [...]
4.5 ★ Audiobook⎮ Story-wise, this audiobook ranks somewhere between 4.5 and 4.75 stars. Certain elements of the story deserve a 4.75 star rating, like the world-building/atmosphere development and the use of culture to enhance the richness of the tale. For me, that was the best part about this story. I wasn't at all shocked to find out that Alys Arden grew up in New Orleans because she wrote about the city and its culture(s) with the knowledge and ardor that can only come from an insider. Th [...]
In Alys Arden’s book ‘The Casquette Girls,” New Orleans has been decimated by a hurricane and most of the city is evacuated. Only a few brave souls have returned. The roads and electricity are still down, and continued challenges getting milk, meat, and fresh food. Help is promised but slow, and all the dead have not been cleared from the condemned buildings and houses. There are few Police and First Responders. Looting, and crime in general, is mounting, and a rash of murders are occurrin [...]
The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden is a mixture of genres in a way. It has a little bit of historical fiction, a good bit of urban fantasy/paranormal and a healthy dose of modern disaster. This is billed as Young Adult but I found that while it was about a high school aged girl, it didn't feel young. There was very little swearing and it was good clean writing but it didn't feel watered down. It was wonderful and spooky and beautifully written.Adele is coming back to the Big Easy from France afte [...]
I don't know why, but when there's something French, especially food, it just looks absolutely lovely. Hello macarons and mille feuille anyone? This book felt like one of those delightful pastries, beautiful to look at and felt absolutely wonderful to sink into. It's set in New Orleans, a place that's linked historically with the French, which makes it all the more suiting that this book reminded me of pastries. I have never read a book like this before, and I wasn't sure what to expect at first [...]
The Casquette Girls isn't a paranormal teen romance. I mean, it has teens, it has the paranormal, and it has romance - but it is so much more. This is an epic story of friendship, family, epic power stuggles and secrets that sets strong characters against the backdrop of a world which is incredibly rich and detailed, in part because of Arden's fantastic world building, and part because of the crazy history of New Orleans itself. The Casquette Girls has everything that makes turning the page wort [...]
The Casquette Girls is hands down one of the best books that I have read in 2015. Filled with mystery, fantasy, romance, and magic, I couldn't put it down. Taken place in New Orleans after a huge storm destroyed the city and left so many families stranded, it also shows a different side of magic that's hidden in the broken windows. “And when all was done and all was said, we sat silently staring at the moon's reflection on the rippling river, soaking it all in. The differences between people, [...]
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 wer [...]
Best book EVER!!!!!The plot is woven perfectly! Ms. Arden's story had me hooked, I wouldn't drop it until I was done.Adeline is my FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!! The way she sorted the diary and the story, just Aaaaaaaaamazing!!!!!! I love how she describe Cosette, Lisette, and Minette. I was just about to destroy the book when, she killed Minette, so Lisette would live! But I realized the book was a library book, so I had to keep on reading.Adele is another one of the best characters I have ever came acro [...]