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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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Katana - Cole Gibsen I’ve been a constant victim of book covers. Really. I just never learn. When I chanced upon a copy of Katana, I was immediately drawn to the kick-ass cover. How awesome are those swords, yeah? And the synopsis was just as awesome: A reincarnated samurai warrior, a promise of relentless fighting and swords clashing, and a twist of eternal love. Well, I can’t say Katana didn’t live up to its promise, but the way it was accomplished wasn’t exactly what I expected, and there were elements that just didn’t seem to add up.It’s no question that Rileigh truly is a reincarnated samurai, even though at first I just thought it was simply case of schizophrenia rather than an awakening. At least Rileigh and I were on the same page on that one. What I loved most was the story of Rileigh’s past life. As short as it was, the flashes were enough to make me adore Senshi (Rileigh’s name in the past). But I wish I could’ve seen the skater side of her more just as well. It was so focused on her samurai side that the skater part of her seemed to be side stepped and deemed irrelevant. I’m also a little disappointed that every single moment was rather focused on trying to develop Rileigh and Kim’s characters and relationship, and so little time spent on giving a glimpse of the other characters in the story. I know that of course the story would focus on the two, but minor characters are just as well important to be established and recognized, like Quentin for example. I just love him and I would have loved him more if his character was developed further. As for Rileigh’s mother, wow... I can’t believe how insignificant she turned out to be, that it took her a while to notice that Rileigh’s car got beaten up. Talk about bad, bad, BAD mom award! Seriously, it’s on the freakin’ driveway for goodness sake! That’s pretty much easy to spot, right?The pacing was pretty good, but I found it hard to feel satisfied over how it all played out. Everything just seemed to be easy for Rileigh from the beginning. In fact, it was way too easy. It was easy for her to summon her powers, it was easy for her to defeat any kind of enemy, it was so easy for her friend to accept her supernatural history, it was so easy for her to deflect her mom’s questions, and it was so easy for her to wipe out the main villain. Speaking of the villain, that’s another thing, it was so easy to figure out who he was. Also, the portrayal of the villain’s past life showed a strong, mighty and powerful person... why’d he just come out as a wimp in this generation?This book was an enjoyable read, but when I think “samurai”, I thought it would be a lot more gory and brutal. It was much lighter than I expected. It was... cute. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com