Review: A Duchess in Name (The Grantham Girls #1) by Amanda Weaver

Author: Amanda Weaver
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: January 18th 2016
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Victoria Carson never expected love. An American heiress and graduate of Lady Grantham's finishing school, she's been groomed since birth to marry an English title—the grander the better. So when the man chosen for her, the forbidding Earl of Dunnley, seems to hate her on sight, she understands that it can't matter. Love can have no place in this arrangement.
Andrew Hargrave has little use for his title and even less for his cold, disinterested parents. Determined to make his own way, he's devoted to his life in Italy working as an archaeologist. Until the collapse of his family's fortune drags him back to England to a marriage he never wanted and a woman he doesn't care to know.
Wild attraction is an unwanted complication for them both, though it forms the most fragile of bonds. Their marriage of convenience isn't so intolerable after all—but it may not be enough when the deception that bound them is finally revealed.

Review: False Idols (Aeon #1) by Alexis Grove

Author: Alexis Grove
Publisher: ThirdPlanet
Publication Date: 
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


In the year 2047 neural implants have given a small slice of the population superhuman abilities. Are these Aeons brilliant humanitarians dedicated to saving civilization, or venal psychopaths bent on its destruction?
When Sarah Fenton is recruited out of her orphanage into a mysterious government program, this question becomes her mission. Answering it incorrectly could spell the end of the human race.
Her only path to the truth lies in beguiling an Aeon named Nick Lal, the reclusive scion of one of the planet’s wealthiest families. Even as she realizes she’s falling in love with him, she begins to fear that he is not as innocent as he appears.
As famine and religious strife threaten to push the nation into a three-way civil war, Sarah’s time runs short. Will she be wily enough to choose correctly and save the world?

Opinion: How Organized Shelves Can Change Your Reading Mood

Hello my lovely book lovers! Today I bring you a slightly different post about bookshelves and how they can improve your reading mood!
Most readers have already realized that when you have your shelves organized your reading mood improves drastically (in a beautiful way). Even if it doesn't seem like it you have to think of the beneficts of having beautiful and organized shelves:

  1. You always know where your books are : Haven't we all been in that place where we want to read a book but we just can't seem to find it? I know it's true. When your shelves are organized and decluttered you always know where your books are. My advise is to organize by author, series and publication date (maybe not the last).
  2. It looks pretty : Who doesn't like to have pretty shelves? I don't know! Seriously, I have never ever met one reader that doesn't get all tingly and dreamy when his/hers shelves are all beautiful and organized. Add a thingamabob here and a candle there and you'll see how wonderful it'll look.
  3. It makes your room seem more tidy : Speaking for myself, I'm a very disorganized person and my parents are always getting mad because my room is so hectic... they even refer to it as a "mine field". I have a little trick to make it seem more tidy than it really is: I frequently organize and clean my bookshelves! If you have that huge space decluttered, clean and organized it's less one untidy element in your room. Due to their large size bookshelves are really noticeable and if you keep them tidy you'll notice that suddenly your room doesn't seem so unorganized.
  4. It's healthier : Books acumulate dust and dust it's not good for people, especially if you're allergic. Keeping your shelves clean and dust and mold free it's not only good for you but also for your books, since mold definitely ruins your precious treasures.
These advantages are just a few that I was able to come up with, but how does this affect your reading mood? Well, if you know where your books are, then you'll always be able to pick the one you want to read quickly, if your shelves are organized then it looks good and it makes you happy, what increases the chances of you wanting to read and many more examples!
Sometime ago I made a video showing my bookshelves (at least one of them) and how amazing they looked:

Last week I reorganized them and here it's how they look now:

I have noticed that my mood has improved and that I want to read more and more books! I really feel lighter and my room feels so much better now. It has even improved my concentration for studying, since I don't have to look at messy bookshelves anymore while I'm trying to finf limits on my maths homework.
I hope this post has helped you in any way! Please leave a comment bellow telling me your opinion on this topic.
Love, Ana

Review: Revealing Hannah - The Myth of Cassandra (Revealing Hannah #1) by Laura Fedolfi

Author: Laura Fedolfi
25354012Publisher: Illuminated Myth Publishing
Publication Date: April 12th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


A week away from graduating and all Hannah Summers has to do is make it across campus in high heels without falling over, turn in her senior thesis, and meet Carl, her very nice boyfriend, for dinner with his rather awful parents. A straightforward plan. What could possibly go wrong?
Unfortunately for her, quite a bit. The Greek gods she’d studied in school are about to put a major wrinkle in her carefully crafted future. Though the Olympians are no longer worshiped, they are immortal and need to make their way in the modern world. Apollo, god of the Sun, meets a publicist who convinces him that the time is ripe for a comeback, complete with a marketing strategy for re-branding himself. All he needs is a descendant of Cassandra’s.
Much like her ancestor, Cassandra, Hannah’s life is about to veer way off course, and the events that follow will challenge her ingenuity, her relationships, and possibly her life….. - Goodreads

Review: I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable

Author: Michelle Gable
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: February 9th 2016
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.
Thirty years later, Laurel’s daughter Annie is newly engaged and an old question resurfaces: who is Annie’s father and what happened to him? Laurel has always been vague about the details and Annie’s told herself it doesn’t matter. But with her impending marriage, Annie has to know everything. Why won’t Laurel tell her the truth?
The key to unlocking Laurel’s secrets starts with a mysterious book about an infamous woman known as the Duchess of Marlborough. Annie’s quest to understand the Duchess, and therefore her own history, takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a decaying estate kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris where answers will be found at last.

Review: A Lost Legacy: Awakening (Lost Legacy #1) by C. E. Dimond

Author: C.E. Dimond
Publisher: Write Addictions Publishing
Publication Date: July 9th 2015 
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Finn Adams thought she knew what her life had in store for her; a mundane existence of day to day life. The arrival of a stranger in town turns her world upside down. When her mother goes missing, Finn soon discovers that she is a witch and she is being hunted for her power. Ripped from the only life she's ever known, Finn is transported across the country to Broadhaven, Maine to discover the secrets she never knew about herself, her heritage, and the tremendous power that's been kept from her for so long. Her loyalties are tested when she learns of her true parentage and discovers she is part of a prophecy, destined to awaken an ancient power that has been lost for centuries . As she struggles to learn from her mother's past, she is faced with the ultimate struggle of good and evil, family or friends, she must learn who she can trust and find the power within herself to stop the prophecy from coming true.