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The Romeo Catchers (The Casquette Girls Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Book 2 of 4 in The Casquette Girls
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“This detailed and descriptive sequel is every bit as engrossing as the first, with deftly drawn character arcs and a captivating setting.” —School Library Journal
“In this sequel to The Casquette Girls (2013), teen witches Adele and Isaac grow closer while fresh evil descends upon flood-ravaged New Orleans. The author continues to woo culture and history mavens, adding vivid New Orleans color (the funeral procession) and plenty of post-hurricane detail (such as Isaac’s grim recovery work, so similar to that carried out after Katrina). Warm, carefully drawn characters are the story's main attraction. A meticulous blend of witchery, New Orleans lore, and teen angst.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Fans will be floored by The Romeo Catchers, the much-anticipated follow up to The Casquette Girls. An intense dreamscape of a read full of magic, menace, and mystery.” —Tonya Hurley, New York Times bestselling author of the ghostgirl series and the Blessed trilogy
“Adele’s supernatural roller-coaster 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 secondary characters create a lush background, allowing this extraordinary story to thrive. Readers will be enchanted and horrified in turn as Arden plunges them into a sudden, unpredictable cliffhanger that will leave them as stunned as her characters.” —RT Book Reviews
About the Author
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 still dreams of running away with the circus one star-swept night. Follow her adventures on Twitter or Instagram at @alysarden.
- File Size : 3962 KB
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- Print Length : 605 pages
- Publisher : Skyscape (May 23, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Publication Date : May 23, 2017
- ASIN : B01LZVVN2J
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #49,953 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was SO engrossed. Most times when I read a 'good' book, even an average, I almost mourn the end. This one, I can't say I didn't mourn the lack of more pages, because the book was satisfying. It gave me enough of an end, but enough to want to know more.
I want to read the next one NOW. Before reading this one, I reread the first one, and I tore through it just like the first time.
The writing is GOOD, as in well-written. You WILL mourn the fact that this writer is new, but only because she doesnt' have other books to occupy your time while you wait for the next one.
The one built on the previous, but held it's own. It was ENGROSSING. And it reminded me of why I love to read. There was no amazing development of characters and the story only to let you down with a fast ending. This was consistent all the way through. A good GOOD read.
I almost wish I hadn't read it, if ONLY so I could have the experience of reading it again for the first time. Amazing.
She reminds me of what I used to love about Laurell K. Hamilton. I still like Hamilton, but the thrill and love I felt through this book was reminiscent of what got me started down this genre with Laurell. Only, I think she may be better - and she only has one way to go...up up up up.
If you are on the fence. Please, read it. YOu won't regret it.
I loved watching the Coven come together and getting to know some new characters as well as getting more background stories from characters we already know and love. Getting to know Niccolo better was quite endearing. I don't know what Arden is trying to do to my heart, but I don't think I could possibly be any more conflicted between Niccolo and Isaac at this point! Seeing Adele and Isaac's relationship flourish in this book was so sweet. I can plainly see that they are pretty darn wonderful together. But even with Niccolo being out of sight, he was never out of mind, and seeing him as this young determined dreamer with so many hopes of a bright future tugged at each one of my heartstrings. I don't even know what I want at this point! I am DYING to see what happens in the next book.
I was really excited to see more of the witch magic throughout the story. It was a lot of fun watching Adele, Isaac and Dee building up their coven and finding their place. I am very eager to see this group grow and flourish! I am completely intrigued by their individual growing powers as well! That ending was OUT OF CONTROL. You could tell that it was building to something huge towards the end, and it did not disappoint. I have no idea what will happen next in this story, but I can't wait to find out!
Nicco, Brigitte (Adele's mother) and the other vampires are all trapped in the convent's attic and Adele is heartbroken over having trapped her mother and her feelings for Nico go unresolved. He through her out a window but Nicco and his past is still calling out to her and she must uncover the past to survive the present because something isn't right, a disturbance in the magical community has put everyone in danger. Adele, Issac and Desiree have formed their coven but are they strong enough to face what's coming and will everyone survive it?
The Romeo Catchers was absolutely amazing, I loved it so much. Alys didn't get hit with the second book dip, this book was even better than the first. Told in multiple points of view, with trips to the past and a little mixed-media help amp the story. Storm-ravage New Orleans is even darker and the magic is even more mysterious and it gives magic that deeply reverent feeling. Things are gothic and dangerous and all the clues are there we just have to put them together.
Issac and Adele are together and while I do love them as a couple I can't help but love Nicco too even though I shouldn't. However Issac and Adele couple issues can be overcome if they could only communicate with each other. Issac is a protector and overall good guy and I love that about him but I also think that could cause problems between him and Adele. Adele is strong but is in such deep denial about supernatural things unless she has proof. I mean come on girl if one supernatural thing exists (your own fire magic) then is it such a stretch to think the other things are real. But Adele has done some growing in this book and I a happy about that but I think she has a little bit more to go.
As for the story it was fantastic I was totally sucked in and was totally enthralled every step of the way and when I had to put the book down I was butterflies in the stomach excited to pick it up again. I felt completely part of the story which at times in this book could be a little scary. I loved reading about new locations in New Orleans and there is something special about the history of New Orleans when it's told in ghost stories. I don't even like ghost stories and yet it was one of my favorite aspects of the story. A rich history of New Orleans told about it romantic and tragic past through the tells of the dead.
More magic. I love the magical aspect of this book and we got even more magic this time as certain things were discovered and as my people started developing their powers more and more. I am hopeful that more of the magical world will be revealed in the next book, along with more of New Orleans rich history (ghost stories okay....).
The Romeo Catchers was full of magic and mystery, combined the past and the present, fierce loyalty and a betrayal so shocking, has vampires and witches and so much more. I couldn't help but feel all the feels with this books because every single emotion was represented in this book, including shock. The Romeo Catchers ended on one helluva cliffhanger and now I am dying to get my hands on the next book which is titled Cities of the Dead and with that title you know it's gonna be good.
I highly recommend that if you haven't read the series then to read it and if you have read the first book but not the second then my question is what are you waiting for?
Top reviews from other countries
I really enjoyed this sequel, in many ways it was actually better then the first one - in the writing and development of characters.
The one thing that really let it down, in comparison to the first one, was the lack of historical basis, one of the things I really enjoyed about 'Caquette Girls' was the connection to the history of New Orleans. I felt like Arden attempted to replicate this through Nicco's adventures with medicine, but this wasn't as effective, as it wasn't an integral part of the storyline.
Overall, I really did enjoy this and would recommend.
The book starts right after the events of TCG where Adele and the coven have to deal with the fall out of the vampires in the attic and the death of Mémé and Pépé. Adele also has the added bonus of having to deal with what happened to her mother. It forms an important part of the book and that secret has a massive impact on her actions and the consequences (I'm still reeling over the ending). This book also introduces ghosts, new legends (can't stop laughing at romeo catchers!) and new coven members - all with unpredictable consequences.
Much like with TCG, this book weaves a historical storyline in with the modern day storyline following the coven. This time the historical storyline focuses on Nicco and we see what he was like before he became a vampire (I actually started to like him - I'm Team Isaac, by the way). We learn more about the Medici brothers and their relationship with Adelaide and the count. In the modern storyline, we're introduced to Isaac's past and we follow the coven as they learn more about their magic and just what these witches are capable of.
I thought the story was a little slow to get started, but it was amazing once it picked up the pace. There are so many twists and turns that left me reeling, but nothing had an impact quite like that ending. I have no idea how Arden is going to pull herself out of that one. I recommend a flame thrower!
If you loved The Casquette Girls, I definitely recommend giving this a try. You won't be disappointed.
it's been almost a whole day since I finished the audiobook because it took me that long to recover from the ending! please someone tell me there's going to be a 3rd book?
there is a lot of teen angst and secrets where if it were left to me I would have just told them, how many time I was shouting in my head just tell them about you mum!!
I'm sure things would have turned out way differently if that one small thing had been revealed.
the more I think about it the more I stress out so I guess that's it but to say the tale is totally engrossing and I really do hope there's more to come.