My pick this week:
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
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 heard of this one on Fiktshun's side-blog some time last week and fell in love instantly. I adore historicals and I've had soft spot for Marie Antoinette ever since watching Sophia Coppola's movie version with Kirsten Dunst. Also, serial killers! And a cute French boy. Yeah, I think this one has definite awesomeness potential! What do you guys think? And what book did you pick this week?