Faces of the Dead (Hardcover)

By Suzanne Weyn

Scholastic Press, 9780545425315, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

When Marie-Therese, daughter of Marie Antoinette, slips into the streets of Paris at the height of the French Revolution, she finds a world much darker than what she's ever known.

When Marie-Thérèse Charlotte of France learns of the powerful rebellion sweeping her country, the sheltered princess is determined to see the revolution for herself. Switching places with a chambermaid, the princess sneaks out of the safety of the royal palace and into the heart of a city in strife.

Soon the princess is brushing shoulders with revolutionaries and activists. One boy in particular, Henri, befriends her and has her questioning the only life she's known. When the princess returns to the palace one night to find an angry mob storming its walls, she's forced into hiding in Paris. Henri brings her to the workshop of one Mademoiselle Grosholtz, whose wax figures seem to bring the famous back from the dead, and who looks at Marie-Thérèse as if she can see all of her secrets. There, the princess quickly discovers there's much more to the outside world - and to the mysterious woman's wax figures - than meets the eye.


About the Author

Suzanne Weyn has written many books for young adults, including DR. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTERS, DISTANT WAVES, REINCARNATION, EMPTY, and INVISIBLE WORLD. She lives in New York, and you can find her at www.suzanneweynbooks.com.


Praise For Faces of the Dead

Praise for Suzanne Weyn's DISTANT WAVES:

* "Weyn's take on the infamous disaster is wholly original." -- BOOKLIST, starred review

"Told in gripping first-person narrative, this novel features interesting characters and creates a strong sense of time and place, while exploring the mysteries of the spirit world." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Weyn weaves fantasy together with factual threads of the Spiritualist movement, Nikola Tesla's inventions and the celebrity-studded passenger list of the doomed ocean liner. . . . A page-turner." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for EMPTY:

"A realistic and thought-provoking scenario . . . packaged into a speedy read." -- BOOKLIST