Oct 31, 2015

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

by Katie Alender

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub Date: September 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Bought
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Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots.

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

Colette knows her popular, status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they uncover a shocking secret involving a dark, hidden history. When Colette realizes she herself may hold the key to the mystery, her own life is suddenly in danger . . .

Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of revenge, betrayal, intrigue — and one killer queen.

My Review: I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK! I've had this book on my shelf for a while now and I wish I hadn't waited so long.

I love Marie, I love French, and there was a mention of Nancy Drew. It was just perfect. Colette is about to head to Paris! Supposed to be an amazing class trip. Her, her friends, Paris, the food, the language, and everything you can imagine about what Paris will be like. 

However, when they arrive things aren't going to go exactly as planned. They learn of murders going on. The tour guide, isn't as cute at they hoped, but Colette and Jules might just hit it off. Colette may technically have a title, be french, haunted by a ghost and on a dead queens hit list. So it's not the trip she expected, but Colette still left happy and plans to return to Paris some day. 

Colette soon realizes her key necklace mean something important. Her family belonged to a secret society. They had a blood oath to protect the queen. When in the end, they betrayed her and it lead to her death. So now she has come back and is killing off everyone who belong to the family that betrayed her. Colette will learn a lot of history, more about her family, and hopefully calm a very angry queen. 

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