New Orleans is really brought to life in this story! There is magic, hurricanes, history, romance, and non-sparkly vampires (yay!). This book was a very pleasant surprise!
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 abandoned French Quarter, normalneeds a new definition.
As the city murder rate soars, Adele finds herself tangled in a web of magic that weaves back to her own ancestors. Caught in a hurricane of myths and monsters, who can she trust when everyone has a secret and keeping them can mean life or death? Unless . . . you’re immortal.
I LOVE THIS STORY! SO. MUCH. I’m a greedy book worm and need a sequel to this book like tomorrow. I was not sure what to expect with this book, but I fell in love with Adele le Moyne, her father, and New Orleans.
I loved the characters in this story. Adele is probably when of my fave heroines! She is seriously such a badass. I think my only point of contention is that she seems to find herself in love triangle with Nicco, one of a pair of Italian brothers she meets her first day back in the city, and Isaac, a New York boy who is helping with renovations. I’m not a fan of love triangles, so I wasn’t a huge fan of that. That being said, Isaac is my boy! I liked Nicco, but he was a little too old for Adele (I thought).
Some of my favorite moments was when Mac was going all protective dad on Isaac (you know, “several people in this town owe me favors” and “I have many police officers numbers on speed dial”). It was hilarious, and provided some light moments.
Alys Arden really brought New Orleans to life–you can tell that she loves the city, by how lovingly paints this colorful city, filled with colorful characters (and there are plenty of them, believe me). This story is action packed, suspenseful, and with so many twists, it’s really hard to put down!
There is just so much about this book that I loved, I don’t want to spoil it for you. You should go pick up your copy!
My Rating: 5/5 stars