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The Casquette Girls

(The Casquette Girls #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  3,744 ratings  ·  777 reviews
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 aband
Paperback, 560 pages
Published November 17th 2015 by Skyscape (first published October 31st 2013)
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Alys Arden The Storm in THE CASQUETTE GIRLS is fictional and it’s an amalgamtion of all the different hurricanes I experienced growing up or heard stories about!…moreThe Storm in THE CASQUETTE GIRLS is fictional and it’s an amalgamtion of all the different hurricanes I experienced growing up or heard stories about!

Ironically, I was in New Jersey during Hurricane Sandy and wrote some of the chapters at the end of Part 2 by candle light in my journal. So, I’m sure that storm influenced the book as well. (less)

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Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
Book One of The Casquette Girls series
Publisher: fortheARTofit
Publication Date: October 31st 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Source: ARC sent by the author

First,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 thi
Ben Alderson
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Thank 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!
Althea Ann
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it
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 al
R.K. Gold
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Donita Luz
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
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.



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 a favourite movie
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Casey Ann Books
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Patricia Eddy
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy
***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
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uhhhh.... yes! This looks/ sounds amazing. I just may buy it 😁
Although I don’t know what lies ahead here... but it makes me miss my beloved mikaelsons ❤️

[dont judge me! yes, TVD & TO were guilty pleasure Netflix binge watches until the last two seasons that I watched (still guilty pleasures) religiously haha... but I still have Hope 💛😉]
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2019-read
I read this book as part of a birthday read along for The Booket List on Facebook.

This book has a little bit of everything. I don't even know how to properly categorize since it has so many elements from different genres woven into it. Also witches, who doesn't like witches!?

For a while, I was kind of confused as to where the plot was ultimately going, but I was thoroughly enjoying the journey. This starts off as a post-apocalyptic story. Adele has returned from visiting her mother in France
Rachel Kirtlan
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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
Emma Leech
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Jennie
Cover Story: Christopher Pike Would Be Proud
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Straight up avec une touche paranormal
Bonus Factors: New Orleans, Southern Gothic
Relationship Status: Cemetery Companion

Read the full book report here.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned-series
The fact that Nicco calls her 'bella' really adds to the whole Twilight thing. ...more
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gemma ♕ Bookish Gems
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this book was just way too long. i loved the NOLA setting and most of the characters were great. I didn't care much for Adele. in the audible version, it's broke into 2 parts. i think (maybe) i missed something between the end of part 1 and beginning of part 2? i don't know. i don't plan on reading anymore int his series. ...more
Amy Lou
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
3.5 stars. An atmospheric YA Vampire and witches tale. The post Katrina New Orleans was done well and the scene and characters set for the series.
Yzabel Ginsberg
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]

I'm not sure exactly how to rate this novel: I really liked the setting (New Orleans), but some of the characters' features sometimes made me roll my eyes. To be fair, this may be in part due to my own jaded views on similar works: I've probably read one too many YA paranormal romance stories, so the usual love triangle and annoying guy attitudes has become old for me. I regret not liking this book more, at any
All Things Urban Fantasy
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

THE 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
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
For a 560 page book, I feel like this went by pretty quickly, and that is probably because it was incredibly well-written, with a great character, voice and setting. Casquette Girls takes place New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Adele and her father return two months later to find a shell of their beloved city.

Arden did an amazing job of world-building here. She captured all of the community, and weirdness, and difficulty of NOLA in the wake of the hurricane. You could tell, lik
Rebel Reads
Oct 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Fantastic YA vampire story. I loved the characters and the chemistry. There were a lot of them to follow, but it gets easier as you go. I wasn't crazy about the Mother, and really didn't care about her, so that is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. I felt like she should have been given a little more time and attention. Maybe knowing more about her story? There were a lot of flashbacks but they were handled well. I thought it was a great vampire addition to the genre. ...more
Erin Kelly
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
4.5 stars

I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.

This book has been getting a bit of hype recently as people start to review it in time for it's publishing date and I can honestly say that it really deserves it. The Casquette Girls seems to have pretty much everything you want in a book - sense of place, atmosphere, friendship, magic, supernatural and history.

Adele is returning to New Orleans a few short months after the devastati
Julie is on vacation
The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden is a 2013 fortheARTofit publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book embodies the spirit of the old school Gothic novel told in first person perspective by Adele Le Moyne a high school student returning to New Orleans after the worst hurricane in history virtually destroyed the city, perhaps for good.
Alone with her father now, Adele is even separated from her BFF who has moved to LA, probably to stay for the durati
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars out of 5

I 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:

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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 t
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
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
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Alys Arden was raised by the street performers, tea leaf-readers, and glittering drag queens of the New Orleans French Quarter. She cut her teeth on the streets of New York and has worked all around the world since. She either talks too much or not at all. She obsessively documents things. Her hair ranges from eggplant to cotton-candy colored One dreary day in London, she missed home and started w ...more

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