This story had an extremely slow build, but it was totally worth it. The setting of the New Orleans French Quarter is spooky enough, but after the storm, the choice of the pretty much abandoned city made for an eerie setting. With all of it's history and culture, voodoo, witches, vampires. werewolves and century-old curses fit right in. Adele is a very believable 16 year-old character and I got to know her very well in the first third of the story. Her actions and behaviors were well thought out and I'm glad that she did not completely fall for the first hunky vampire that she saw (or the second, or the third...). I really enjoyed reading about the Adele's ancestor and the voyage of the original Casquette Girls. I do love dual time stories and a little bit of history. I did have a question about the very end, but there was a lot going on then and it was a very exciting ending...it may just need a re-read.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.