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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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Siege and Storm

Siege and Storm - Shadow and Bone, the first book from the Grisha series, was one of the debut novels I underestimated in 2012. I really thought it was just a petty love story, and I couldn’t have been more wrong. My experience with reading Shadow and Bone was spectacular and I couldn’t help being eager to grab a copy of book two, Siege and Storm right after I finished it.Lo and behold, when I got my hands on Siege and Storm I was whisked away to land of Ravka for a new adventure with Alina and Mal. Once again, Ms. Bardugo did not disappoint me. Oh, what a riveting tale this was!Siege and Storm starts off where we find our protagonists on a ship sailing away from the land these two once called home. Alina and Mal are on the run, trying their best to escape from the Darkling’s hands. Alas, they have been found, and although the Darkling has been left in a dangerous position from their last meeting, he is back – and badder than ever. And he has plans for Alina, more treacherous than anyone could imagine…If the Darkling was ever the scary, dangerous villain he was in Shadow and Bone, well he’s way more ruthless in book two. Wow… He sure is power-hungry.And speaking of power-hungry, I never imagined Alina to become just as such. Although she is powerful, this great power comes with a price. I couldn’t believe my eyes when the discovery of other great sources of powers where still out there and my, was it a surprise to find how those are linked to Alina’s sun summoning gift. I’m sorry I’m vague but I’ll be spoiling so much if I give out details so let me just say – wow!!! Mal’s character changed quite as well as Alina’s. He’s still the confident, amazing hunter that he is, but I never thought I’d find him insecure and wary of his future with Alina. And yet I get it. Still, I wished he had a little more faith in himself.Although I love Mal and Alina, there is this awesome newcomer that I just came to adore all at once. He goes by the name Sturmhond. *giggles* Sturmhond, you dashing debonair, you! It felt like love at first sight (okay, not so much, but close enough) when I first laid eyes on his character. Traumatized with the awful experience I’ve had over falling for the Darkling at book one, I was begging to see that Sturmhond would not turn out a villain as well. Thank goodness! There are other exciting new additions to the characters in this story but Sturmhond ultimately stood out, considering his purpose to the story I guess that was essential. It was definitely easier to settle into this story compared to Shadow and Bone, although I still had some struggles it’s not much of a big deal as it once was. Some words and names are still a mouthful though. Intriguing characters, epic action scenes, an incredibly twisted plot that’s both exciting and infuriating at the same time, and the question of “how many freaking lives does this Darkling have and how the heck do we kill him once and for all?!” left to be figured out, Siege and Storm is one hell of a follow up novel. Thank you, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Henry Holt and Co. and NetGalley for the copy of Siege and Storm. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/