Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Marie Antoinette - Serial Killer, by Katie Alender

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited about.


My pick this week:

Release date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Goodreads description:
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?


15 comments:

  1. This one is new for me. I'm not into historicals so I might as well skip this one. I hope you'll enjoy the story. :)

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  2. This is new to me. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  3. That cover is AWESOME! And the tag line, too! And a charming French boy to help solve the mystery? Oui oui! :D Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This sounds pretty good and I like the idea of it being based in Paris :)

    Janina
    My WWl!

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  5. You have me intrigued! I have never heard of this before but it sounds very interesting, and awesome!

    My WoW

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  6. Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter, Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters, and now Marie Antoinette as a serial killer? I have to say I like this new streak .... so far! I'm definitively going to check this one out, thanks for sharing! My WoW

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  7. That sounds really cool!
    I've always been interested in her life story but I haven't read any fiction on her. Do you know any good books about her?

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    1. Hey :) I'm responding here since I couldn't find the link to your blog in your google+ profile...
      I don't think I've read any books exclusively about her, it was basically what I know from history class. But I think the Coppola movie shows her journey quite well! There's also an older glamor-star movie from the 30s that I've seen snippets off in a university class about queens and how they constitute their power. But I don't think I know any fiction, which is actually a pity... but I just checked goodreads and I think this one looks very promising :)

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  8. God, this looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I want to read this so much right now :D

    Courtney Ann @ Rondo of a Possible World
    Waiting on Wednesday

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  9. Oh this sounds like it could be a lot a fun!! New one for me so thanks for sharing - Marie Antoinette and cute french boys sound like a winner any day of the week :D

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  10. Ooh, I never heard of this one! Thanks for sharing!! I'm game for cute french boys!

    Thanks for visiting my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  11. Aaaaah! I want this one too, mostly because of the pretty cover. I first heard of it through Cover Snark.

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  12. Eeek! This one seriously sounds so exciting, and that cover is so eye-catching! I love the Renaissance time period and with a murder mystery twist?! HAND IT OVER. Fantastic pick this week! Thanks for stopping by A Reading Daydreamer! :)

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  13. Oh I love the sound of this! I recently visited Paris and I would love to read a novel set there now! Plus, murder, mystery and a French boy?!! Sign me up! The cover is gorgeous as well. Great choice, Carmen. :)

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