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janusvielle

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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Shadow Reader, The (Shadow Reader Novel)

The Shadow Reader - Sandy Williams There are those who see beyond what normal human eyes can see. There are those who see creatures called the fae... and there are those who, like McKenzie, can see shadows they leave behind; shadows that she can read to track an escaping fae’s whereabouts. Her ability has made her an asset to the fae king. McKenzie is incredibly good at reading the shadows... good enough that the Rebels have thrown her plans of retiring and a chance at a normal human life out of proportion, and decided to kidnap her. As she was confined by the Rebels, her captor, the fierce rebel leader, Aren makes her realize some dark truths about the Court she willingly serves. And now, McKenzie must make a choice whether to cling to the loyalty she has for the king, most of all to Kyol, the king’s sword-master whom she loves, or should she trust this rebel who has shown her the many things the Court has been eager to hide from her. In the end, she must decide which side she would be standing on once a brewing civil war finally commences. I came across The Shadow Reader while I was browsing through Goodreads looking for an Adult Fantasy book I could read. When I saw Wendy @ The Midnight Garden gave it a 5-star rating, I was more than eager to see if it would be a satisfying read. Hallelujah! This book has just left me grinning like an idiot afterwards. It was so good!McKenzie has been made to believe that the rebels are vicious beings, and considering her past and what she experienced in the hands of a rebel before she met Aren’s lot, she has every reason to think that way. But I love the idea that the story showed her that when in any opposing sides, things aren’t as black and white as she sees it; there will always gray areas in between. I admire McKenzie’s determination to have normal life. I love her loyalty and that she’s eager to take upon a responsibility, no matter how risky it could be. Most of all I love her stubbornness; it’s both her strongest point and greatest fault, kind of reminds me a bit of myself. Hahaha! Now enough about McKenzie... Let’s talk boys. Kyol and Aren. Rawr! (Sorry I couldn’t help it). At the beginning, this was a seriously hard matter to choose from. Both are good men, both have shown they were worthy of McKenzie. But I have to say Aren has left me with butterflies in my stomach. My heart was fluttering all happily every time he came into picture.The most memorable line he gave was: "If I were a good man, I'd acknowledge that Taltrayn is an honorable fae, that he loves you and would take care of you. I'd step down and let you have the man you've always wanted, but, McKenzie, I'm not as good as Taltrayn. I never will be, and I can't step down. I'll fight for the chance to be with you." See?! Oh, Aren – you sexy, hot fae rebel, you! *giggles*This was definitely a great book! The awesome fae battle in chapter one made me sure that it was going to be on hell of a reading experience. It has everything I was told and was looking for in a story: a stunning kick-ass protagonist, a creative plot, vivid action scenes, and a twisted sexy love story on the side. It was such a thrilling adventure! Page after page after page, there was always something exciting happening. Definitely worth all the time and effort spent reading it. I guess my only qualm is the book cover, it’s beautiful, really. But I didn’t see McKenzie brandish a sword like that. But what the heck – this was still epic!For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com