Heads will roll! Paris, France: a city of fashion, chocolate croissants, and cute boys. Colette Iselin is thrilled be there for the first time, on her spring break class trip. But a series of gruesome murders are taking place around the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours the sights, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks like Marie Antoinette. Colette knows her status-obsessed friends won't believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they discover that the murder victims are all descendants of people who ultimately brought about Marie Antoinette's beheading. The queen's ghost has been awakened, and now she's wreaking her bloodthirsty revenge. And Colette may just be one of those descendants . . . which means she might not make it out of this trip alive. Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of betrayal, glamour, mystery, history--and one killer queen.
by Katie Alender
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
by Katie Fforde
by Katie Speck
by Katie MacAlister
"Narrator Erin Spencer introduces listeners to the romance of Paris as American teen Colette Iselin crosses paths with a serial killer. Spencer depicts Colette as a shallow, popularity-conscious girl who feels an immediate connection to Paris, and to her cute tour guide, Jules. A second narrator, Elea Oberon, plays the role of Marie Antoinette, whose ghost systematically guillotines the descendants of those who betrayed her in the French Revolution. SpencerÕs conversational tone makes this an approachable audio. Her realistic portrayal of Colette and her clique draws listeners into the story. However, listeners may wish for more of OberonÕs polished French as it far surpasses SpencerÕs attempts at linguistic accuracy. But even with a mushy French accent, Spencer successfully conveys the allure of Paris. C.A. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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