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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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Apollyon: The Fourth Covenant Novel

Apollyon - Jennifer L. Armentrout (Pardon any errors on the review, I haven't had time to proofread this because of my hectic schedule. ^_^)Apollyon continues on the Covenant series, where readers catch our hero, Alex, after her awakening as the second Apollyon, held in a cell in insistence of keeping her away from the First. She is determined to break free and connect with Seth no matter what the cost – and so the opportunity presents itself. But something inside her made her stop and think about what she’s about to do...Meanwhile, a war is brewing between the gods, and if this continues on, the mortals are those that would suffer for the gods’ wraths.Now that she has finally gotten a hold of herself, Alex wants nothing more than to prevent the one thing she was determined to do when she awakened. She must not let Seth connect and drain her power, and become the God Killer. With nothing but wits and willpower, Alex and Aiden venture into the Underworld in search for the source to ending the impending war, and hopefully save countless lives.I’ve said from my review of Deity that the Covenant series gets better by each book. Half-Blood was good, Pure was better, and Deity was way better... as for the 4th book, Apollyon however, didn’t surpass the enjoyment I felt with book three. I feel there were elements in the story that contradicted on how I felt about the entirety of the book.I was glad that Alex was able to snap out of her trance and fixation over needing to be with Seth. If I admired Aiden’s love and loyalty to Alex in Deity and more so in Elixir, he just made me adore him even more. He doesn’t fail to show just as much determination and passion in Apollyon. I’m quite surprised with Alex’s character. I’m used to the impulsive Alex that although has good intentions, always end up making a mess of things. But the Alex I see here has grown mature and more selfless than before. The few things that bothered me over the course of the story were: (1) The predictability of sort when it comes to determining which god Solaris was a descendant of. The minute Persephone gave the clue regarding a certain god, and all of Alex’s speculations about something she’s supposed to remember, that was kind of a giveaway right there. (2) There were a lot of hanky-panky moments between Aiden and Alex. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for them and I find some of the scenes hot, but I think it’s a little too much for a book considered being in the YA genre. Seriously, I’m cool with it but I know not everyone would be comfortable with this much intimate scenes for the target market of this book. But oh well, to each their own, right?I expect a lot of butt kicking on the fifth instalment of this series over what Alex had to go through here in this book. Also, considering I’m mystified over the idea that there isn’t a fail-safe or something over the rule that there could only be one standing Apollyon, either Seth or Alex, I’m rather eager to see how Jennifer L. Armentrout would pull of the twist here. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com