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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

Currently reading

Uncommon Criminals
Ally Carter
Dance of Shadows
Yelena Black
Ink
Amanda Sun

Fan Girl

Fan Girl - Marla Miniano When the idea got into my head to pick up Fan Girl and give it a try, I was thinking this was going to be a story where this girl who is an incredibly obsessive fan of a guy celebrity or something would be traveling everywhere he goes in the hopes of being noticed and finally be loved by this guy. Not exactly what happened but my thoughts were close enough.Fan Girl introduces readers to Summer, a girl who was so used to blending in and going about her day without anything out of the ordinary. Then comes Scott Carlton, the half-Filipino frontman of a hot local band. Summer cannot believe that she manages to catch the attention of such a hot guy. Ah, life couldn’t be anything but great… or so she thought. Opportunity knocks on Scott’s door and he snags a record label in the US, and Summer is determined to be with Scott no matter what…I’m not sure what I think about Summer. She’s the typical protagonist, meek and uninteresting. The “I have no idea that I’m pretty” or whatever is kind of getting old, but there are times that she reminds me so much of myself when I was younger, or as I like to call it – my dark days. LOL. Although, I’ve never been as delusional as her but still…You see, when Summer got involved with Scott and she had the idea that, as she said it: “With guys like Scott – you took what you could get, and you didn’t complain,” at some point in my life, I did this. She went blind in hopes that things will get better with a rock star – I thought the same thing a while back when I dated a jock. Thinking with all the busy schedule the guy is going through, I didn’t want to be a burden, I didn’t want to stress him out with my wants and demands, what’s worse is that I never did clarify if we were official or not. So yeah, I was dirt and he was a jerk. And yeah, he cheated, just the same. But that’s a long story so I’ll leave it at that.I guess the significance of Summer just made me understand her – even though I wanted to slap some sense into her over her decisions, I get how blinded she was. I’m not saying it’s right (in fact it was very, very wrong) but I get it. Even though it is true that Summer is to be blamed for all that she went through, I don’t believe that it’s entirely her fault. Scott should not have led her on to begin with. A guy like Scott would know that this girl would be expecting, would have hopes of something, and obviously has feeling for him, but he chose to keep mum about it, and I think that alone is enough to say that he took advantage of this girl’s weakness. I just don’t agree with the fact that he got away unscarred (not literally… okay, maybe I want to hurt him a little. Okay… maybe a lot!). Things aren’t all that black and white; I just wish I’d seen this guy get a fall out at some point... Do I sound vengeful? Anyway, Fan Girl isn’t really something I haven’t seen before, but I had fun reading it. There are lessons in love that you can learn from Summer so that’s a good thing too. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com