Summary: 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.
As my year of reading comes to a close I found myself trying to decide on what books I need to read so I can hit my bucket list goal of 200. I decided it was time to maybe start cleaning off my “to be read” shelf on Goodreads. I currently have over 6000 books on that shelf (yes I know insanity) and this book was listed third, meaning it was one of the oldest books I shelved. I remembered when I first read about this book and I was like yeah I am going to read that.
Plus let’s be honest here, that cover is pretty bad ass, plus it takes place in Paris. Who doesn’t want to go to Paris?
Side note: I want to express my condolences to anyone that lost a loved one in the attacks that took place on November 13. This includes Beirut, Kenya… anywhere that has been affected by the devastation caused by ISIS.
This book is truly junk food for the brain, it is not going to educate you and make you a rocket scientist but it is going to give you a fun ride and make you giggle. Kinda like sugar. I enjoyed this book, it is certainly a book you can’t take too serious, because I mean come on it is about the ghost of Marie Antoinette getting even… I mean can you take that seriously?
Why, yes you can.
I enjoyed this book completely, the cover is beautiful the book is fun and it is set in the city of Paris. I really want to go to Paris.
If you are looking for a fun book that takes you through Paris, this is certainly the book for you.
Colette is a seriously a spoiled girl though and you will want to slap her, but you will want to punch Hannah. I mean there were times I was like you spoiled brat, and I wanted to punch her. This book has some mean girl elements, but hey it is Paris so you get over it.