Monday, June 8, 2015

Book Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer By Katie Alender

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer By Katie Alender Review

This book was quite lovely, I don't normally read a horror novel on my own accord much less finish one. So if you can write a horror novel that will capture my attention, you deserve a gold star.

Though I must warn, if you are expecting a creepy tale about murderous ghost queens and be-headings this is not the book for you. It's more of a  contemporary romance mixed with mild horror and mystery.

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Published by Scholastic Paperbacks (August 26, 2014)
Pages: 304
Source: Libaray 

21st century girl. 18th century ghost. Heads will roll! ( a little to eager in my opinion.)

The city of light just got a little darker. . . .

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 in danger. . . .

Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this tale of revenge, betrayal, intrigue - and one killer queen.

Rating

★★★★


Favorite  Quote
"I mean, she was beheaded... that has to be stressful."

This book was amazing, the priceless combination of history and suspense is well worth the read. I couldn't put the book down, I had to finish it, Ms. Alender's grasp on suspense is amazing but at the same time quite infuriating, for she kept on leaving me suspended. The book is kind of slow from the beginning but the end moves at a really fast pace. The author plunges you right into the book, which for me is a feature I really appreciate. This author handles death quite well, which is something I feel is rare to come by.

She also handled the blending of history and real world and horror quite well, though it is to be noted that not all parts of this story is completely true. Okay, I must point out this book as far as horror stories go is quite light, the book was not intensely scary, I would describe it more as a mystery. Also if your looking for a well built world that is really fleshed out this is not the book for you, the story is quick and their is little to no world building. Series tend to have more world building, but this book in my opinion is a definite stand alone. I couldn't really find any fault in this novel. I applaud Katie Alender in a job well done.