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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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The Rules (Project Paper Doll)

The Rules - Stacey Kade They walk among us... Doesn’t that phrase immediately make you think of alien-conspiracies? Well, that is the kind of vibe that The Rules gives off. Meet Ariane Tucker, a simple high school student... except she’s not really Ariane Tucker. She is an extra-terrestrial being who has taken the name of a girl who died from cancer, hiding in plain sight after escaping the GTX facility where she was used as an experiment. Arianne’s life was the picture of a typical high school environment, only slightly more different. Where we normally find our protagonist either struggling or acing her school works, we find a girl with advanced intelligence but hides it and tries to be an average student instead. Where we usually encounter a girl wanting to be either in the in crowd or making a statement of her own, we find someone who wishes to be invisible or non-existent. Where we often see girls/guys pining over the opposite sex and trying to score a date with him/her, we find someone who does not bother to involve herself at all. Knowing the summary of the story beforehand gave me the idea that The Rules was a sci-fi novel. It turned out to be more of a paranormal romance kind instead. But that didn’t hinder me from enjoying the story all the same.One other phrase I can think of while reading this is: “It’s a small world”. Seriously, everyone is connected to GTX one way or the other. It makes for an interesting ploy on how each one would serve a purpose to the plot. It also seemed funny to me that Ariane and Zane’s story kind of reminds me of “A Walk to Remember”, you know: bad boy turning good, girl not allowed to date, guy and girl teaming up for a common cause/interest – we all know where this is going... Normally stories like this don’t really excite me that much, also considering it had less action scenes than I expected (thinking alien-search/chasing would involve a lot of powers, guns and all things crazy), but The Rules got me in the mood of eagerly wanting to see what happens next. Not that I want Ariane to be caught or something, but just out of curiosity on how it would all play out. The back stories, although lengthy at times, also helped give me the sense of need/want to get to know the characters deeper.To be honest, the story isn’t exactly ground breaking, it’s a little predictable even: escaped alien, hides from villains, meets boy, falls in love, gets caught, then escapes again in the end. Really that’s how I pictured it when I started reading the book. And unsurprisingly, that was the gist of the whole thing, but the execution and entirety of this book was beautiful. *Thank you, Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley for the copy of The Rules.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com