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The Cities of Dead

(The Casquette Girls #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  517 ratings  ·  97 reviews
The Cities of Dead: the highly anticipated third book in Alys Arden’s spellbinding The Casquette Girls series.

Old World witches collide with the French Quarter’s strangest denizens, setting off events that could tear the fabric of the Natural and Supernatural worlds, and only the most elusive, mischievous Voodoo lwa hold the key to stopping it.

As Adele struggles with h
Kindle Edition, 768 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by For the Art of It
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Jennie Damron
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! This series is awesome and each book keeps getting better and better. The only complaint I have is the love triangle. Every series I have read lately has that as a source of conflict and I'm kind of over it. But, New Orleans, witches, vampires, spells makes up for that one little grievance. Adele's character is growing and she seems so real and relatable. I love Desiree! She is tough and has all sorts of sassy attitude. And Codi. I love Codi. He's like a goofy, lovable older b ...more
Jan 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
I still have to read the second book, but I am so excited about this one.
Cecily Wolfe
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This has to be one of the most intense love triangles EVER. I don't even know who to root for in the romance department at this point, and that's only one of the complications in the grander scheme of things! My head is still spinning, and I'm so glad we are getting more of this fantastic story with book four!
Hana W
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Honestly, Adele and Isaac can make me feel so frustrated sometimes! Fortunately, I absolutely love Nicco, Codi and Désirée and half-love Gabriel, so I guess that makes up for all the things I don’t particularly enjoy!
Hira Chaudhary
Oct 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I feel as though my interest in this series has been waning with each book. I just can't with the love triangle anymore because it's dumb I feel like Adele is stringing Isaac along until she can justify picking Nicco at the end. Because, let's be honest, that's who she's wanted to pick from the start, and the only reason she went with Issac is because she thought Nicco betrayed her.

Speaking of which, I suddenly have a theory that Nicco IS going to betray her. That whole story about how he strung
Shayla Crist
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok ok. So through most of the book, I was kind of like "where is this going?" Most of the characters (ok sometimes Adele and mostly Isaac) REALLY annoyed me. I also had no idea where the magic stuff was going in this book. I was (and still am) confused by a lot of it quite frankly.

The Isaac/Adele/Nicco love triangle was a HUGE part of this book and it is extremely frustrating because we're supposed to believe that Isaac and Adele are in love, but they really don't trust each other. Also most of
Nicole (FearYourEx)
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5/5 Stars
Adele has been through so freaking much despite just being a teenager. We start out the book seeing just how much the events of The Romeo Catchers broke her. She's separated herself from her coven and her boyfriend. And she begins to get cozy with my favorite character, Nicco. *swoons*

Isaac and Dee just want Adele back in the coven and they just want her present, but since Adele has isolated herself from them they go in with life and fixing the problems started in The Romeo Catchers.

Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
as frustrated as I get with Adele . . . this was all kinds of crazy. in the very best way.
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I could have done with a lot less of Isaac's perspective.
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I would have given it one star, but since some of the side characters and the vamps are the best parts of the book, it warrants an extra star for that alone. I had waited long for this book and was looking forward to it, but having to read half of the book from the perspective of a mary sue, and I don't mean Adele, was just a pain to get through.
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-orleans
I DIDN'T REALIZE THIS WASN'T A TRILOGY. So I was getting closer to the end and I was like how the heck is she going to wrap all of this up in the short amount of pages left? Turns out...she's still writing 'em! And this one just came out this year! Welp. I am so cliff-hung. Does that sound weird? Kinda. But I am.

This one really took us far. I went through a wide range of emotions, especially concerning Adele. She was so frustrating this book! I think the author does a great job capturing PTSD i
🦇 Em 🦇
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh I can’t even begin to describe how much I love these books!!!

And Nicco.... oh lovely Nicco! This boy never fails to melt my mushy heart! I absolutely adored reading from his point of view, he’s such an intriguing deep and very misunderstood character.

This is one of the only books where I do enjoy reading from all characters POV. Each of them is so beautiful and unique and such a joy to read.

I can wait to delve into book 4!!!! ❤️❤️
Although I could probably read this series forever 😂👌🏾❤️❤️
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Well, it sadly took me almost a month to read this (I picked up other books in between). I just got to certain points and felt it lagged. I enjoyed the entire story but it lost me around halfway through due to its thoroughness. The last 100 pages picked it back up but it was a struggle to get to that point.

I really do love these characters and the story but something didn’t work for me with this book. I’m hoping the next is non-stop action.
Nov 18, 2019 added it
Alys Arden is a genius not only has she written a lovely Gothic tale but she has managed to make the city of New Orleans into a character itself. The Cities of the Dead is the third book in The Casquette Girls series and just as the previous books, it steeped in magic, history, tragedy, and love.

I love this series so much and after reading Cities of Dead my love for it has grown even more. After the crazy events that occurred in the Romeo Catchers, Adele isn’t doing too well, her coven misses he
David Thirteen
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This third installment in the series picks up soon after the devastating ending of The Romeo Catchers. Without drifting into spoiler territory (a hard thing. especially avoiding the ending of book 2), everything our heroes have been working toward is in shatters and they are trying to pick-up the pieces, while the threat from the newly revealed villain looms in the background. This is a transition novel taking up the groundwork set in book 2 and advancing us to some exciting possibilities in boo ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I almost didn't like this book. Adele seemed more damsel in distress throughout the book and there were quite a few overly sappy moments, but then the last few chapters had very redeeming qualities. I was left with an empowered woman feeling, which I really liked and probably would not have gotten to feel if Alys hadn't written the previous chapters in the way that she did. I am also still in love with the world that Alys has created. If you can get through the slow cringe worthy parts, it's tot ...more
Pages And Beyond
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When does book 4 come out? I need it ASAP! Can I just say that this is one of the few love triangles wherein I hated the other person so much?! If you’ve read ACOTAR, this particular guy is giving me the Tamlin vibes (but 10x worse, idk). For the final book, I really hope Adele ends up with the guy who made her feel strong and not the guy who is overprotective and selfish. I cannot even explain how much I hated this guys guts since the beginning. Ughh! Also really looking forward for what Adele ...more
Mescha Hoskins
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! This one was a slooowww burn and the last 100 pages were where most of the action happened, but I love the characters and story so much I'm okay with it. I'm not even sure who to root for in the love triangle, I like both guys. My only complaint is not knowing this wasn't the last book in the series and now I'm waiting for the fourth book impatiently.
Kim Barker
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everything I expected and more!

This series just keeps getting better! Alys does an extraordinary job of keeping the story alive and interesting. The way she deals with grief and PTSD will bring you to tears and fill you back up with hope. I can’t wait for the next installment!
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous tale

What more could you ask, shape shifters, Witches, Vampires, Voodoo, Ancient Fueds And so much more all set in New Orleans.
Britney Dillon
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review to come. As epic as anticipated.
Maria P
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been loving this series. The descriptions of New Orleans and and the various magical conventions and rituals in this world are fantastic. The only struggle I have is that I love the secondary characters SO much more than the main characters, which is a common issue for me :) Codi, Desiree and their families are my favorites, and I kept finding myself wishing we could get their points of view. The main love triangle trio made me super annoyed at various turns in the book. Isaac’s astonishing ...more
Raquel M.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not the end...

OMG... Amazing. At 800 pages, I figured this was the last book and realized at 80% there was too much still to resolve.

Each word in this book is perfect. There are chapters in this book I wanted to instantly reread, because they were so moving. The characters grow and there is so much development you fall in love with each character all over again... or for the first time. But at the same time the characters stay true to themselves... the same selves they were in book one.

I would
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She’s done it again!!!

The third instalment in The Casquette Girls series was definitely worth the wait. It’s much more grittier, darker and sexier than the first two books and leaves you second guessing everything and everyone about their true motives where Adele is concerned.
Honestly I could have whizzed through this book but I wanted to savour and enjoy, it plus there’s a lot of details and information to absorb spanning 400 years involving the Medici clan and the original family members of Ad
Elida Åsland
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alys Arden show us again why she should be on top of the list of best fantasy authors. She draws us in to the magical streets of New Orleans with her original story and characters. You want to learn how to use magic with Des and Cody, fly away like Isaac, and feel the strength like Nicco. And the way that she make us readers fight (in a good way) over if we should be "Team Isaac" or "Team Nicco", and who is the right one for Adele. The book is both painful, full of loss, and exciting, thrilling ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this, I really did. The first two books were so good....
But I can't, I just can't. The main character is so self centered, whiny , immature....need I go on?
Patrizia Gallo
Apr 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm pissed!
Like VERY pissed, maybe it's part my fault because I didn't search better, but I was truly thinking I was reading the last book in a trilogy... but guess what?
It's not the last one!
And the fourth hasn't a release date yet!!!!

Kill me know.
I would probably end dismissing the series completely because I haven't the patience to hang on my curiosity to know how it would end, and because I started to dislike some things in it.

As the heroine, and her choices.


The thing I liked t
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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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