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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 more 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.
Mother Nature couldn’t drain the joie de vivre from New Orleans, but the flood waters recede, and the body count continues to rise. Someone or something is draining life from its residents. 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.
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 by Alys Arden blew me away. This was one of those books where I lost sleep, didn’t eat, and generally fell into a state of personal disarray at times because I could.not.stop.reading! This is an amazing paranormal story exploring a dark side of New Orleans. The paranormal elements and the history of the city and the characters involved are just perfect. I loved everything about this story.
I feel like I’m floundering writing this review because I loved the story a bit too much and I don’t know how to adequately get that all out into this blog post. This is the best paranormal story I’ve read in quite some time. I was captivated from the first sentence to the very last one. The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden is a Southern Gothic gem that had me on the edge of my seat, or the edge of my bed, the whole way through. I would try to go to sleep and then give up because I needed to know more. This is one of those stories that I wish I could erase from my mind, just so I could experience the sheer joy of reading it again. It’s that good. Seriously, just go pick it up now…if you like paranormal, you need The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden in your life.