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The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Uncommon Criminals
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Dance of Shadows
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Wither (Chemical Garden)

Wither (Chemical Garden) - Lauren DeStefano This took me longer than I expected to finish thanks to my newly purchased game, The Sims Medieval. LOL! I guess I was easily distracted probably because I found Wither too slow. Don’t get me wrong, Wither is very much intriguing. The first chapter would immediately get you held to the story and I immediately thought that this was going to be a good read. The plot was truly unique so it’s no question that I was captivated by it. It was distressing to know that the lifespan of people have been reduced to 20 and 25. It was painful to feel that despite the perfection of making humans almost immortal and not getting sick, ends up with this disturbing defect. Even more painful is the fact that scientists strive hard, hoping to find a cure but fail as years pass by, over and over again. Add the fact that teenage girls are being abducted and sold to rich polygamous men. Really such a striking story, isn’t it?But as I progress through the chapters, it drags on. I do love reading about Rhine and her sister wives, their bonding and arguments, their individual responsibilities as wives to Linden Ashby; but it feels like most of the chapters are uneventful. Not that I can blame DeStafano for it, it is supposed to be a prison-like life for Rhine and that’s how it turned out. I had a hard time figuring out how Rhine truly feels about Linden, there are times that she says she’s pretending to show affection but end up like she’s truly expressing how she feels, so I don’t really get her.The character I love most is Jenna. She does her best not to stand out but is very observant. I almost cried over what happened to her in the end.Anyway, I know my thoughts are all jumbled up on this review so I’ll just conclude that this was a nice read, it may not be my taste of tales but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Despite the drag, I liked how it ended. It was like waking up seeing the sunrise over the sky for a new day, like the book is telling me, “This is only the beginning.”For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com