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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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Level 2 (Memory Chronicles)

Level 2  - Lenore Appelhans Weird and messy… That’s about what sums up how I feel after reading Level 2. And my review might probably be just as well since my thoughts are all over the place right now. My mind is barraging me with one complain after another. Thought you ought to know. I was rather intrigued by the sci-fi twist on heaven, earth and the after life setting. I think it was kind of cool. The writing and storyline was easy enough to read through and I even find myself engrossed over the journey and adventure. But I had difficulty finding it appreciative.For a moment I thought that the after-life thing was just a hoax and they all weren’t really dead, and Level 2 was actually a secret laboratory or something and all the people there were actually test subjects brainwashed and made to believe they were dead. It turns out that’s not really the case here. Yeah, I got a vivid imagination sometimes. Haha! Anyway, like I said, I really found the plot interesting. But most of the time I found myself confused. There was too little detail on what exactly this world was. If I hadn’t read the summary of this book beforehand, I might have taken a breather from reading the book. A lot of things just didn’t make sense. One of the characters, Julian, said that there are rules within Level 2 that are changing because of something very important, but heck he wouldn’t even bother explaining what those rules were to begin with.I don’t get why Felicia wouldn’t try being more up front and asking about the stuff she doesn’t understand. Okay, so yes they all convinced her that she’d understand soon enough. However, it was hard to find it believable that any person would dive into a mission blind with no information on what the purpose was behind the assignment anyway. I know Felicia tried to find out but it’s not good enough. She’s supposed to be strong and important, not feeble and overly deferential. Another thing that bothered me was how easy it all was for Felicia. She’s been able to adapt to the whole environment so fast and using the “it’s all in the mind” kind of power. Yes, there was a reason in the end but the way it was recounted was hardly convincing. I don’t understand why Felicia found most of the ideas fed to her as acceptable. She kept going on about: “they were right” or “there’s no other choice” or “unless I want that, I have to do this first” (I forgot her exact words but that pretty much the gist of it). I’m not buying the whole Neil happy ending. I agree the Julian’s a total douche and Neil proved to be worthy of Felicia on earth - but not in this world. He hasn’t exactly proven his significance in the depths of Level 2. They explained how he died in the end, but would it kill to explain why he was missing in action for like, I don’t know, 98% of the book? Memories of the past not counted. The idea could’ve been an amazing story… only the execution was sadly scruffy and unpolished. I feel like the author kind of assumed that since many readers have been accustomed to seeing worlds similar to what she created, it also assumes they’d immediately understand how the world of Level 2 works even without a substantial background. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com