Title: The Casquette Girls
Author: Alys Arden
Genre: Fantasy; Romance; Paranormal; Young Adult.
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.“
MY RATING: 4.5 Starts
* 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 book 4.5 Stars, which means I gave it 4 Stars on Goodreads, the reason why I didn’t give to it 5 Stars is pretty simple… I think that the beginning of the book, besides interesting was a little slow, maybe the Part One of this book could be a little smaller and it would be perfect, in my opinion of course, maybe for some people it is just perfect like it is.
This book has 3 Parts which is pretty amazing because it makes the book even more insteresting. The Part 1 is kind of a description of the main character’s life so you can go into the story without any problems, it describes Adele’s life plus new people that she knows while you’re reading this book, some strange things happening, but nothing too extreme… just simple things here and there explaining you what’s going on in New Orleans at the time. The Part 2 of this book focuses still on Adele of course because she’s the main character but the plot starts getting better and you start learning new things about the characters and about the history of Adele’s family and there’s a diary in the story, a really old and interesting diary with many entires that you’ll love to read if you decide to read this book (and you should). The Part 3 of this book is more about the vampires and about magic and new revelations… basically it is the part with more “action” and with more information for you so assimilate. If by chance I had something against Adele in the rest of the book this third part just changed my mind and I totally started liking her more than before, she gets really mature and she turns herself into a “badass” which is pretty amazing.
There’s something in this book that I normally condemn, and that is the love triangle going on in this story… I am not the biggest fan of love triangles (and you already know that from my other reviews) but this time I didn’t hate it that much, because I actually liked one of the “points” of that triangle, and that little and beautiful part of the triangle that I liked was Isaac. Isaac for me was the best character in this book, he was better than Adele and much better than Nicco, I am really sorry Nicco fangirls but even Isaac being a little shit sometimes I love him anyways… he’s funny and I loved everything about him, I mean, who wants Nicco when has Isaac right ?! – oh, and by little shit I meant, irritating boy at some point in this book, maybe that’s why I liked him so much, because of his “annoyance”.
Overall this book was really good, the plot was fantastic and there are a lot of twists in this story which makes the book even better. I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO READ THE SECOND BOOK, I need to know what happens next, I really need too and of course that I will be doing the review of the second book as soon as I get it so if you like me and if you want that review… do you want to give the book ? (muahaha, kidding loves).
I recommend this book to everyone who is into Paranormal Romances or even if you’re not into this genre just give it a try because this book is really amazing.