WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!
Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, but is currently on tour and can be found at Library of Clean Reads who is hosting February.
First up is a book I’ve been wanting to read for awhile now. Revolution is by Jennifer Donnelly and she was kind enough to send me a copy for review. I found this outline of the story on her site:
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.
Up next is a book I won from Catherine McKenzie on Facebook. Spin is her first novel and since I just read her second, Arranged, and loved it to bits, I can’t wait to dig in and read this one, too. Check out my review of Arranged and then go out and get the book. Honestly, you’ll love it even if it isn’t normally the type of book you read. I read historical fiction almost exclusively and enjoyed this one enough to finish it in a couple of days. Here is the synopsis of Spin from Catherine’s site:
Katie’s To-Do List:
1. Go to rehab
2. Befriend/spy on “It Girl”
3. Write killer exposé
4. Land dream job
Piece of cake!
Katie Sandford has just gotten an interview at her favourite music magazine,The Line. It’s the chance of a lifetime. So what does she do? Goes out to celebrate — and shows up still drunk at the interview. No surprise, she doesn’t get the job, but the folks at The Line think she might be perfect for another assignment for their sister gossip rag. All Katie has to do is follow It Girl Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop (and complete the 30-day program without getting kicked out), they’ll reconsider her for the job at The Line.
Katie takes the job. But things get complicated when real friendships develop, a cute celebrity handler named Henry gets involved, and Katie begins to realize she may be in rehab for a reason. Katie has to make a decision — is publishing the article worth everything she has to lose?
Last but not least, another great book from Sourebooks. Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower comes out in March of this year, and what with the hype of HBO’s new show, The Borgias, I have no doubt this book will be a popular one! I love the cover and can’t wait to read it! Here is the product description from Amazon:
Violante isn’t supposed to be here, in one of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn’t supposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia. But the same secretive politics that pushed Lucrezia’s father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish landscape of passion and ambition.
Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.
But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave-if they leave at all. Violante’s place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.