The Romeo Catchers
Adele scours Storm-ravaged New Orleans for the truth about her family’s magical past, tormented by the fate she condemned her mother to, and by the lies she’s forced to tell to cover it up. But every turn leads her back to the one person she’s determined to forget: Niccolò Medici. Not even the multitude of enchanted locks...more
This has to be one of the weirdest and greatest series that I have read.
It is a blend of American Horror Story and Stranger Things plus as some more "weird" potion.
It is so hard for me to describe this book without spoiling anything, so I won't even try.
All I can say is: Go read the first book first, and then this and enjoy this gore masterpiece.
Would I read it again? - A million times yes.
Would I recommend it? -Yes, yes, yes.
Was it worth it? - ...more
I love the atmosphere of this story. It has the perfect blend of witchy-ness, post-apocalyptic dread and the historical aspect from Niccolo's dreams. The ...more
Well, you can’t say this book slams it anyway. Wow it was hardly filled with action, and followed two points of view, the sequel to the Casquette girls continued to expand its magic system and paranormal encyclopedia.
I was happy this had two points of view I thought it benefited the st ...more
Well, I also enjoyed reading the sequel to The Casquette Girls very much. Same problems to a point with the book that I had with book one: I don't like love triangles.
But I still felt it was executed a bit differently. at parts I was really annoyed, vorherig Adele and Issac. It could have been so easy if they would just have talked about Brigitte! I felt that the search for the other coven members felt a bit dragged. But especially the finale was very action packed and ha ...more
I have so many feelings. The author did a pretty good job in terms of character development. The writing/diction did not disappoint either. Full review to come.
(Note: I won a giveaway of this book but this does not affect my rating/review. All thoughts are my own).
First - it started over at that horribly slow pacing that the first book had. It took nearly 70% of the book before any true action that kept your heart racing began. This is similar to how the first book set up.
Second - there were way too many story lines that weren't wr ...more
I enjoyed this book even more than I did the first in the series, this is probably due to my connection to the characters. I am just so invested in these characters and what's going on with them. There is a lot going on in the story and the plot could get convoluted at times but I enjoy the story so much.
I did think the dual POV added to the story but I definitely still prefer Adele's ...more
After reading the first book I couldn't wait to get started on The Romeo Catchers but also worried it wouldn't live up to my expectations, I was so wrong!
The Romeo Catchers starts shortly after The Casquette Girls ends with Adele and Isaac both feeling guilty over secrets they're hiding from each other. We're introduced to more magic and find out more about Isaac through his perspective.
I absolutely loved this ...more
(I gave this four and half stars, TOP PICK, in the June installment of Romantic Times Book Reviews: https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-re...)
Adele’s supernatural rollercoaster ride continues at breakneck speed, with shocking revelations along the bloodstained way. Rich descriptions of post-storm New Orleans as well as a variety of vivid secondar ...more
The Casquette Girls was an amazing book, but Alys Arden shows real growth in this sequel. She takes everything we love about NOLA and reminds us not to take it for granted. She is such a gifted storyteller and more than a little magical herself. If you're 16 or 60, this book will suck you in and steal your breathe. Just when you think you might "know" something all the rules change. I love the way she seamlessly weaves history and present day. I look forward to the next boo ...more
Whether you like vampires, witches and anything paranormal or not, you'll definitely like the book for the amazing writing and world-building.
Like in book 1, The Casquette Girls, Alys Arden manages to make the city of new Orleans a character on its own. It's atmospheric, mysterious, real, funny, and a bit broken. It always gives me a "southern Gotham city" vibe.
I also love the very different and super unique protagonists, especially Ren and Adele's dad.
Can't wai ...more
This did not end where I wanted it to, or rather in the way I wanted it to end. I am heartbroken. Book three had better be coming out next year and curse you Arden for making me care so much about witches and vampires again.
I really liked the Casquette girls. It was one I read on a whim earlier in the year expecting comforting familiarity. Which I certainly got mixed in with a dash of the truly strange, exciting paranormal adventure, his ...more
I loved watching the Coven come together and getting to know some new characters as well as getting more background stories from characters we alrea ...more
I really didn't like any of the characters...Adele was ridiculous...Issac was pathetic...
But then, wham! And the action started again...plus a new really terrible bad guy (which brought out some really great ghost stories)! I'm just not sure what took so long or how the fantastic-ness that is New Orl ...more
The Romeo Catchers paced very well and I had a hard ti ...more
OMG!!!!!! This book was fantastic! I enjoyed it, not as much as the first but it was still amazing!!!! I loved the fact that we got to see issac's POV. I will admit the first half of the book was kinda boring, it took a while to really get into it. But man that second half killed me. Sadness, rage, hate and frustration but all in a good way. I was on the edge of my seat while reading!!! My question now is, is there gonn ...more
Questions from book one are answered, but there are always more. I for one cannot wait for the next book!!!