The Casquette Girls, (The Casquette Girls Series, Book One), by Alys Arden
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"In this Southern Gothic love letter to the spookier side of New Orleans's storied past, Arden spins out a moody tale of magic and mystery...A thoroughly satisfying page-turner and a strong debut." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
Debut author Arden offers readers a full plate of Southern Gothic atmospherics and sparkling teen romance in a patiently crafted tale that will best reward careful readers...Satisfying teen entertainment but also a cathartic, uncompromising tribute to New Orleans." —Kirkus Reviews
"A slow-burning novel in the tradition of Anne Rice." —Rue Morgue Magazine
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 and her father are among the first to return. Adele wants nothing more than to resume her normal life, but with the silent city resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.
Strange events—even for New Orleans—lead Adele to an attic that has been sealed for three hundred years. The chaos she accidentally unleashes threatens not only her but also everyone she knows.
Caught in a hurricane of myths and monsters, Adele must untangle a web of magic that weaves the climbing murder rate back to her own ancestors. But who can you trust in a city where everyone has secrets and keeping them can mean life or death? Unless…you’re immortal.