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Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  2,615 ratings  ·  523 reviews
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 powder
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Hardcover, 296 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Scholastic Press
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Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
Let's be honest, nobody dives into a book by the name of Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer expecting a masterpiece. I didn't expect much, and I was let down anyway. Even for purely entertainment purposes, it still failed. The mystery is laughable, the character is a (Speshul) Mean Girl wannabe, and the attempts at character development are completely artificial and forced. For a book with such a silly premise, it failed to elicit even a smile from me. The entire book was absurd.

Our initial meeting
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Creepy, mysterious, ghost, Paris, friendship.

I have to be totally honest - this isn't the best book in the world. In fact, I probably wouldn't have liked it at all if I'd read it at any other time. But right now, it was exactly what I needed. And because I am completely inconsistent in my ratings it gets four stars.

It's full of clichés and spoiled brats and trips around Paris and hidden histories and an evil ghost. Usually this sort of crap makes me rage. But I found that I could comple
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Jennifer
Before beginning, I'd just like to point out that anyone who willingly takes home a book entitled Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer knows exactly what they're getting into. Please do not bemoan the lack of historical accuracy, ridiculous plot, or poorly-drawn characters - this thing, with its epically awful/hysterical cover art, is the pinnacle of truth in advertising. "I am craptastic," it proclaims. "Hear me roar!"

Only, really, it's more of a whimper. The fatal flaw of MA:SK is its utter inabili
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itslucybooks
5/5

Porqué me gustó tanto este libro??? Es una excelente pregunta.
Como se habrán dado cuenta me hice gran fan de los libros históricos, gracias a Edenbrook (léanlo), y no pude dejar pasar esta historia por alto.

lo que me gustó: fue la sensación que estas leyendo un libro que es en la actualidad pero en tiempo y espacio se encuentra a siglos de distancia. haber si me explicó, este libro está en presente, pero nuestro personaje principal viaja a París en un tour de arte con su clase... a lo que vo
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Jon
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Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer is a book that I was looking forward to ever since I first heard of it. I absolutely loved the cover and I was convinced that MA,SK was going to become one of my favorite books of 2013. Once I start MA,SK I realized this is not the book I was looking forward to at all, this book was nothing like I imagined. I expected a mix of historical fiction and mystery, but instead I read a mediocre contemporary
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Luiza Salazar
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Annie
I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads.

Actual rating is 4.5 stars because of a small issue I had.

This is a light and fun book and should be read as such. Don't expect too much world building. When I picked it up, I just wanted a ffast and light read. That's exactly what I got.

I especially enjoyed the scenes that the people gets killed in. There is no way to say it and have it sound not creepy. But I'll try. I really like how the author described those scenes. They are very different from th
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Angie
Originally posted at Disquietus Reads

This book is a prettily packaged liar. It had a great premise, one that had me expecting a creepy tale of dead queens and a murder mystery with a tinge of buried family legacies. Plus, you know, PARIS. Sadly the execution just didn’t work for me, as the story ended up being more of a morality tale about embracing yourself and being a good person than the creepfest the blurb suggests.

The writing style is simplistic at best. There is a lot of telling, but not a
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Cait Grace
I was so nervous about this book. Why? Call me a doubter (actually, don't, it's not nice), but most of my Goodreads friends had rated it 2-stars and several people told me it sucked! That's not the best intro to a book. BUT. Look at the cover. Go on! Scroll up and look at it. It's gorgeous. Coupled with the fantastic premise...

I loved it. I did! I'd happily recommend it to everyone! (As is, I've shoved it in Mime's face and told her to read it or I'll chop off her head. What? It is about Marie
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Jo
So far I have some serious issues with this book. It pits woman against woman in a competition for men that is cut throat and vicious. When will women learn to stand together if the books they read perpetuate the ideology that women are competitors? In addition, I think this book is giving girls a wrong image of weight and thinness. Pillar is the token "fat girl" but really she is described as being a size 10 which is the average size of women in the United States. Also, check out this passage.. ...more
Alicia Reid
I'd like to write a proper review for this book, but the truth is I can't, because I didn't make it that far.

...yeah. It was that bad.

If you would like the gist of it, please visit the lovely Khanh and her review. My friend Katherine also did a great job of sharing my thoughts.

Ah...honte sanglante. I was actually looking forward to this book, too.
Rena
5 stars. Loved it. Read it in one night. Much better story than the title would suggest. The characters had surprising depth to them. Love this author and her previous books too.
Rabiah
Originally posted at: http://iliveforreading.blogspot.com/2...

I remember picking this one up at ALA way back in the summer of 2013. I was immediately drawn to the cover and, of course, the title. I’d seen it around on goodreads and I knew the book was on my TBR shelf, so I took a copy for review. However, I only got around to reading it now, and...it was okay. Not the best book, but definitely not the worst. It’s a very silly book, but I would be lying if I said it bored me. I first thought this
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Estefany
Este es la clase de libro que te entretiene un rato, que te ayuda a dejar de lado la clase de libros que venia leyendo y que te sumerge en las calles de Paris y de los ultimos dias de la mas famosa Reina de Francia.

Colette es la tipica chica adolescente cuyos unicos problemas es si su nuevo accesorio combina con su guardaropa, si sus 'amigas' estaran a su lado si se enteran de su secreto y de si lograra pasar otro año como becada en una de las escuelas mas ricas de la ciudad. La vida de Colette
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Rochelle
When I came across this book, I was intrigued as to why Miley Cyrus had grown her hair and made someone photoshop blood across her cheek... I guess you can only make so much money swinging on a wrecking ball. However, after reading this book, I fully believed that she had wrecked a book that had a lot more potential.

This book is about a girl with French heritage who goes on a school trip to France with her Mean Girl- esque friends. She finds out she's related to a group of French nobles who wer
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Antonia
It was supposed to be creepy. It was supposed to be a paranormal read with some romance/thriller characteristics in it. It was supposed to be better.

Okay, to be fair, this wasn't the worst book I've ever read. But I expected so much more out of it. We meet Colette, a once rich, but now poor girl from America who goes to an educational trip to Paris along with her "best" friends, Hannah, a snobby and spoiled rich girl (someone like Regina from the movie "Mean Girls") and Pilar, the ordinary I'm-n
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Heather
This book had it's moments. It's set in Paris so of course that's ALWAYS a bonus. And I liked the character of Jules (love interest) but many of the other characters were stereotypical and the big mystery wasn't so mysterious in the end. But It does go through some cool history regarding Marie Antoinette and The French Revolution so that was good. All in all it was ok, not brilliant, but not terrible, just predictable and light (lighter than I expected with the title being what it is.) Full revi ...more
Katherine
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"Courage? The moment when my troubles are going to end is not the moment when my courage is going to fail me!" description

Fun Fact #1:Marie Antoinette never actually said "Let them eat cake". It was a misinterpreted statement, probably because the French people were super PO'd with her.

Fun Fact #2:Marie Antoinette was executed on October 16th 1793.

I was born on October 16th, 1994.
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My middle name is Marie.

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And my father has French ancestry.
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I don't want to think this is a coincidence, but I'm a little su
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Lexie Robinson Austin
This review is of the Advanced Reader’s Copy of Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer which will be published September 24, 2013.

I wanted to like this book. I really did. Paris! Cute Boys! Ghosts! Serial Killers! What’s not to like right? Well, unfortunately, author Katie Alender never quite gets to that “this is a really awesome read” point.

There are a string of serial killings taking place in Paris, France just as Collette Iselin visits the city of lights with her classmates. Who could possibly be r
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Hunger For Knowledge
Sep 19, 2014 Hunger For Knowledge rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Not for the old farts like me
Every now and then I come across a book I know I shouldn't read. Not because it would be a bad book but because I am too old for it. Too old to understand it. Too old to let my brain rest and go with the flow. Too old to actually enjoy it and forget the rest. And every now and then, I find myself doing exactly what I shouldn't be doing. Reading the book that is not for me. Unfortunately, Katie Alender's Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer is one of those books.

After the divorce of her parents, Cole
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Lynn
So I went in to this with low expectations and came out of it fairly entertained.

The plot is utterly ridiculous. The majority of the characters are spoiled and selfish which I realise was the authors attempt at giving us a moral lessen but it was so over the top that the character development felt forced and artificial. The supernatural elements of the book are just ... well funny! (which I'm sure is not really the response the author was looking for).

However despite all the above I actually e
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Kipling Callaway
This was an amazing book! It wasn't that exciting at first, but most books aren't. I have recently read another book (Blonde Ops) about a girl in Paris, and although that one was good, this book is far better. At first I wasn't sure I would like it. Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer? What? But it turned out to be an awesome, suspenseful, moderately scary story with just the right amount of romance and plenty of humor. If you love a good mystery, especially one involving Paris and a muderous ghost, ...more
Sebas5
This book was good, even if it was kind of a chick-book. It had suspense and mystery in the theme and I thought that was very intresting. This book is about how a girl, named Collete, that goes to Paris. And what was to be a field trip ends up being an attempt to save her life for something (can't tell) that her family did to "someone". Helping her achieving this almost impossible mission is Jules, the tour guide who she likes, and few more friends. But the person who's holding them back, even f ...more
Lady Leal

“I think, whoever’s doing this is trying to kill us off because we didn’t die during the revolution”.

Marie Antoinette serial killer is a catchy title right? The book cover is really intriguing as well. Don’t expect a hard and deep reading for this book. This is a quick read and the targeted readers are teens. It’s a story about Collette and the ghost of Marie Antoinette the dead duchess of France. Who is famous for the line “Let them eat cake”. Hmm.. Okay so Colette is from an all-girls catholic
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Andrea Lepe
The author made this book intense because in the story there is a daily murder. I recommend this book to people who like mystery because it has serial killers and many unusual things. if this book was a series I would continue reading it because i want to know what happens after the story ends. My favorite character is Colette because I am like her and we are not the type of friend who are the bossy type. I can't take my eyes off this book because it's very detailed. I have not a better book abo ...more
Claire
Awesome story!
AndiG
This book was rated 2.5 stars

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer was so bad i wanted to vomit alright. Wasn't fantastic, but alright.
This book is a rough fiction history book surrounding Marie Antoinette's death.

First of all, Colette Iselin (Main/Heroine) was an upright (view spoiler) She was rude, and a wannabe Mean Girl. I get that all she wants is to 'fit in' but she has just chosen the wrong crowd to fit in with. Her friends reputation is truly shown when (view spoiler)
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Katie Alender (rhymes with “calendar”!) grew up in South Florida. She is the third of four children (three girls and a boy) and the child of three very loving and encouraging parents.

She attended high school at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts, studying Communication Arts. From there, she went on to the Florida State University Film School, which led her to her current hometown, a tiny ham
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