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?


  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. :)

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

  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!

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

    My WWl!

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

    My WoW

  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

  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?

    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 :)

  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

  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

  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

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

  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! :)

  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. :)