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.
I loved Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer. I got exactly what I expected – which is refreshing. I expected a young adult mystery novel with a good bit of creepiness thrown in for good measure. I got a fabulous locale – France! An intriguing mystery with the supernatural included!
When I first started Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, I was a little bit worried I wasn’t going to be happy with the trajectory of the novel. But as soon as Colette discovered the mysterious box in her family’s cellar I knew I was in it for the long haul. She finds a medallion with a mysterious key with her family name engraved on it, Iselin. Colette, on her way to a classs trip to Paris, she decides to take the medallion as a nice piece of jewelry to impress her posh friends. Something she cares too much about in the beginning
I really appreciated the character development in Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer. Sometimes that’s the one thing really lacking in young adult novels and I felt this was really realistic for Collete. This was her first trip abroad and she learned a lot about herself and the person she wanted to be.
I don’t know what else to say about this one except it’s perfect for mystery lovers who love a little bit of history thrown in and some supernatural elements too! It’s got a little bit of something for everyone – even some romance. *waggles eyebrows* It’s a quick read and if you like any of that in your stories, give Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer a chance! I know I really enjoyed it and look forward to more of Alender’s books!
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer
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