The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
I've never read anything by her, but the main reason I picked it up is because it's about Catherine de Medici. I've read books where she's in the background (for example Courtesan by Diane Haeger about Diane de Poitiers) but nothing about her specifically, and I'm always excited to read about a new historical character.
Two Kisses for Maddy by Matthew Loglein
I'm a little obsessed with Matt's Blog, and was so excited to buy the book. I say it in the bookstore and snatched it up, not realizing it was the day it was released. If you're unfamiliar with their story, Matt's wife Liz gave birth to Maddy, and died the following from a pulmonary embolism. It is a heartbreaking story, but it's almost remarkable to read Matt's (and Maddy's!) journey afterwards.
Madonna of the Seven Hills by Jean Plaidy
You can tell just by the cover that this was released to capitalize on the new Borgais tv series. By any excuse needed to republish Jean Plaidy's books is good by me! I've never read anything on the Borgias, and since again I love reading about new-to-me historical figures I can't wait to dive into this.
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
A few weeks ago I finished the third book in the series, and can't wait to see how the author decided to coninue and end (for the second and final?) time. I'm just hoping the final adventures of Tally are the best of the series.
Ravenwild by Peter J. Plasse
I was recently sent this book to review. It's a fantasy book and everything I've heard about it so far sounds great. It definitely looks to be one that will hold my attention for a while, and I can't wait to dive in!
So tell me, what's in your mailbox this week?