10 Bookstores That Every Booklover Will Want To Visit

Good night my lovely readers, I hope this post will find you well and happy!
Today I bring you a post with some of the most amazing bookstores anround the world and surroundings! This is a small list but I hope that, in the future I can add to it.
Love, Ana 

1. Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France


2. Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy


3. Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht, Holland


4. Livraria Lello & Irmao, Porto, Portugal


5. El Ateneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina


6. Barter Books, Alnwick, UK


7. Livraria da Vila, São Paulo, Brasil

8. Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece


9. Ler Devagar, Lisboa, Portugal



10. Le Bal des Ardents in Lyon, France

Book Blitz | Excerpt: Battlescars by Kathleen Mareé

Author: Kathleen Mareé
Release date: January 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:
After some shocking revelations tear a friendship apart, Penelope was dealt a shocking blow. Her battle scars are far from healed both physically and emotionally, but somehow through it all she has found a sense of strength. Deciding to put herself first in order to get her life back on track, she faces a harsh reality. Despite the risks, she is trying to give her rising feelings for Jay a chance - but should she risk everything to try and have a relationship with him?
Still harbouring conflicting emotions for Evan, will see their relationship take some profound turns which in the end, will surprise them both. The looming threat hanging in the balance will see an end to someone in Penny's life, which will ultimately change her forever.
Being at war with love will see her Battlescars never seeming to fade...
Will they ever go away?

Book Excerpt:
I had only ever been with one man. And that man was my everything. Jay had way more experience in that department than I did and the kinds of experience he probably enjoyed would be far more than anything I would even know - let alone do.  Images begin flashing of the glamorous and sometimes sleazy looking woman. The remarks that Chris made about me going to him for seconds!
Oh god...
My whole body begins to tense as I feel Jays mouth kiss me gently behind my ear, surging the tremors to waves of anxiety.
"You don't have to be scared of me. With me. I will take care of you. Always."
Oh my.
His warm breath cascades over my skin and my body fights internally, with wanting to leap and wanting to hide. As the inner struggle continues with Jay teasing my skin with his seductive caress, a loud clatter behind me is enough to jump me from my feet.
I squeal.

The Author:

From the earliest age I was a born storyteller.
Ask my parents and they will tell you I had a gift for making a simple event seem like an elaborate one. Purposely? No. Innocently? Yes. It was my imaginary world that initially led me to believe I wanted to be an actor. All of that role playing and living in fantasy… it was an obvious direction for me. However, becoming quite uncomfortable with the limelight quickly saw that dream diminish.
Over the years I turned my world of fantasy into stories, and eventually began writing them down. Before I knew it, ‘Cut’ had been completed.

Review: The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals #1) by Michelle Madow

Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Publication Date: January 26th 2016
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.
Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.
When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.

Review: Soulless (The Immortal Gene #1) by Jacinta Maree

Author: Jacinta Maree
26127014Publisher: Inked Rabbit Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Welcome to Soulless.
We are the generation that laughs at death.
Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.
Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it.
Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.

Mid January TBR

This is the first month of the new year and it's also usually that time of the year when you look at your TBR pile and you're like "I made it, it's finally smaller", except that this year I didn't do that, I actually have a bigger TBR pile than in November and December.
I think the reason for that is that I received a lot of new books (ebooks) to read in the new year and now I'm literally drowning in schoolwork and I don't read as much as I'm used to.
Here are a few of the books I added to the pile this month!


Blog Tour | Review | Guest Post | Giveaway: Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, #1) by Brenda Drake

Title: Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, #1)
Release date:  January 5th 2016
Author: Brenda Drake

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.

Review: School of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder's Secret #1) by Christopher Mannino

Author: Christopher Mannino
Publisher: Muse it Up Publishing
Publication Date: May 2nd 2014
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Thrust into a world of men, can a timid girl find bravery as the first female Death?
Thirteen-year-old Suzie Sarnio always believed the Grim Reaper was a fairy tale image of a skeleton with a scythe. Now, forced to enter the College of Deaths, she finds herself training to bring souls from the Living World to the Hereafter. The task is demanding enough, but as the only female in the all-male College, she quickly becomes a target. Attacked by both classmates and strangers, Suzie is alone in a world where even her teachers want her to fail.
Scythes hungry for souls, Deaths who subjugate a race of mysterious magicians, and echoes of an ancient war with Dragons.
As her year progresses, Suzie suspects her presence isn't an accident. She uncovers a plot to overthrow the World of Deaths. Now she must also discover the reason she's been brought there: the first female Death in a million years.