June 5, 2013 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

MarieAntoinetteSerialKillerMarie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
September 24, 2013
Scholastic Press
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Heads will roll!

Paris, France: a city of fashion, chocolate croissants, and cute boys. Colette Iselin is thrilled be there for the first time, on her spring break class trip.

But a series of gruesome murders are taking place around the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours the sights, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks like Marie Antoinette.

Colette knows her status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they discover that the murder victims are all descendants of people who ultimately brought about Marie Antoinette’s beheading. The queen’s ghost has been awakened, and now she’s wreaking her bloodthirsty revenge.

And Colette may just be one of those descendants . . . which means she might not make it out of this trip alive.

Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of betrayal, glamour, mystery, history–and one killer queen.

Why I’m waiting?
Marie Antoinette? As a serial killer? YES PLEASE. Marie Antoinette has always be a popular historical figure and this reinvention of her is absolutely fascinating to me. People always look at her in two ways: 1. she’s superficial or 2. we should be sympathetic. However, with this serial killer persona, we get a different persona that will surely put both views of her to rest. AND ALSO, FRENCH BOY. WIN.  

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?


 

7 Responses to “WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender”

  1. This looks freaking awesome! Thanks for sharing, this one’s going on my TBR immediately.

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  2. jen ryland says:

    This one definitely sounds super fun!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. Book Swoon says:

    Love the cover for Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer! I saw this awhile back somewhere and thought how great is that! Great pick :)

  4. sashandem says:

    Just happened to pick this up at BEA! Hope it’s good!

  5. Yes! Oh my gosh I’m so excited for this one, too. The cover, the title, the synopsis. So awesome. I need this book. Great pick!
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  6. elena says:

    I heard of this when my friend picked it up at BEA! It sounds so interesting!

  7. Bookworm1858 says:

    Just found out about this one this week and I’m definitely intrigued by this different sounding historical inspired novel.


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