Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

by Katie Alender

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Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545468091
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,239,832
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author


Katie Alender is the acclaimed author of several novels for young adults, including BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE and FROM BAD TO CURSED. A graduate of the Florida State University Film School, Katie now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her daughter, and her very spoiled dog, Winston. She enjoys reading, sewing, and eating delicious high-calorie foods. To find out more about Katie visit www.katiealender.com.

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Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I have read in a while I loved her bad girls dont die series and now I love this I highly recomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it has been the best book I have read in a long time! Oh, and as for those people who say the book is "cheesy" or whatever, it definently isn't. The book has a wonderful hook and kept me on the edge of my seat for several days. Also the story line is strong and fast-paced, nearly one event after another. The whole book is a wonderful combination of dropping hints, but not giving it away right away and pure suspense when you know what't gonna happen. Overall, totally recommend it for people who want a good suspenseful murder mystery book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I told you in my previous reveiw that this is the greatest book ever. I read over the review of the book being "a bunch of lies" and i promise you that whoever wrote that obviously didnt finish the book or something because Colette changed and it does use show dont tell. This person is either a tremendous idiot or THEY are the pile full of lies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very interesting. Recomended for ages 12 to 18
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks i could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and I now have post book depression because it was that amazing. I cannot wait for Alender to write another book!
SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
HEADS WILL ROLL! Katie Alender has crafted an exceptionally entertaining and engrossing novel combining the Paris landscape, an intriguing and fascinating historical twist and oh yeah the presence of  a ghostly, serial killing Marie Antoinette! Colette is traveling with her French class to Paris, bunking with her friends Hannah and Pilar  (the most popular girls in school) in the penthouse, she has been keeping the truth from them about her current wealth status after her parents divorce afraid that she will be cut off by Hannah who is all about appearances. On their travels around Paris, Colette begins to see the ghost of a woman dressed up in attire from the 18th century, knowing that no one would believe her she doesn't say a word to anybody thinking that they'll believe she's crazy, and then she realises that the ghost haunting her is none other than Marie Antoinette, the famous Queen who was beheaded alongside her King, many years ago. In-between all of this Colette is trying to investigate the meaning of an image that is displayed all over the palace Versailles the former residence of Marie Antoinette, an image that is on a medallion she found amongst her ancestors belongings, she discovers that it is from a secret society called the Order Of The Key, loyal to Marie Antoinette and her family brought together to protect her, even creating a blood oath, and Colette's descendants were one of six families that betrayed her in the end. From the day of her arrival, a series of murders have all been committed with the victims all having been beheaded, once Colette, fellow traveler Audrey and tour guide Jules put together the pieces of the murders, the Order Of The Key society and the ghostly apparitions that keep appearing more and more to Colette they'll be shocked with what they discover once it's all put together. I loved the historical aspects scattered throughout the book, the concept of the infamous Marie Antoinette and her tragic death becoming quite a big plotline to this story had me glued to the pages, and of course having any book set in Paris is a bonus as well, I really enjoyed the writing style, it made this a quick and addictive read, I ended up starting and finishing this book in the space of nine hours I found it that enjoyable. I will definitely be picking up Katie Alender's other books at some point in the future. Highly recommended!
mikesbabygurl More than 1 year ago
it is a great book i couldn't stop reading
BethanyL More than 1 year ago
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer did a really great job of getting me out of a book funk. Though this book is, technically, a ghost story about a vengeful queen of France, I wouldn’t necessarily consider this horror. Sure, there are some creepy parts (beheadings! hauntings! catacombs!) that are pretty detailed, but, if you’ve ever seen Law & Order (and let’s be honest, you have.), you can handle this. At its core, this is a book about self-discovery. Collette, the protagonist, is having a rough time with her family—her parents have divorced leaving her mom in a financial bind, she and her brother fight constantly, and she feels as though her wealthy mean girl-style “friends” would never understand her problems. When she attends a class trip to Paris over spring break, she’s hoping for an actual break from her life. She wants to take in Paris and feel transported to another place, where she doesn’t have to worry about her family issues or money. But what she ends up discovering are deep familial secrets that date back to the time of the French Revolution. And that French boys are good at kissing. Overall, this book has it all—a great hook, (very) high stakes, some armchair traveling, just enough flirting and snogging to keep you smiling, and the discovery of what it means to be a real friend. It’s fast-paced enough to keep you speeding through the book, but a good enough story to make you want to slow yourself down to savor it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! So much mystery, I hope there is a second one, and if there is I hope its as good as the first!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still one of my favorites! Adventure, mystery, secrets and murder of course
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book i ever read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got this book, I thought it would be kinda boring and slow. When I started reading it, oh man was i wrong! This boot has a pretty fast pace and super exciting. Im 12 and i think that this is a great read for anyone who loves action, mystery, and history.
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I love to read but only certain books books make me want to read... endlessly... forever... not kidding. Marie Antoinette had action to keep even the most easily distracted readers intrested and wanting more. Romance shows up in this book too and the romance is not awkard (for younger readers) the romance in this book is very mild but its sure to keeo you reading. Even though this book is filled with action the authour addd humor, and a much need humor at that. This books is hands down one of the greatest books in the world. I recomend it to anybody who loves amazing books, but all kidding aside I recomend this to anyone who likes mysterys throught the story with added romance and action to keep even the most easily bored readers hoocked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a really mysterious story that you just want to skip ahead. I really liked this book I hope  you will read it soon it is very intresting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it good cause i like the cover but it sounds so weird
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What age??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book u wont be dissapointed
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This book blew me away. If u like romance and mystery I recomend this book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is a work of art and something that is truely amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so want to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!