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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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Shadow of Time

Shadow of Time - Jen Minkman When summer season arrives, everyone wants to hit the beach. It’s all about rest and relaxation. Hannah wants nothing more than to do so. She’s excited to go meet up with her brother at their family’s cabin in Arizona. But arriving there didn’t get her what she hoped. Although she has fun with her brother, Ben, and hangs out with new friends, even exchanging sweet nothings with Ben’s childhood best friend, Josh from the Navajo reservation… something dark is lurking within the shadow.Every night she would have nightmares. Strange dreams about the past and about Josh; some are sweet, some are heartbreaking, and some are just plain crazy and frightening.I don’t normally read YA Paranormal Romance. I often think they are somewhat all the same. Same story, same plot, same characterization, romantic blah-blah, all too cheesy – not my thing. But when I was introduced to Shadow of Time, I thought I found something new, so I gave it a try. Oh, thank goodness! Jen Minkman did not let me down. I was pleased to see a book that had such an original setting and a creative take on Native American culture. I love that during Hannah’s summer, I got a glimpse of different areas of the Navajo reservation, and I find that to be a really fun journey.I was a little creep-ed out about the Skinwalkers. Although they sounded simply like bitter ghosts in search of revenge, the artistic background behind their identity ran deeper.Of course, there still are things that I was confused about with Shadow of Time. I have an issue with the lyrical poetry delivered by the characters with their music. I didn’t get them. Then again, I never really got poetry to begin with so that was my fault. Shadow of Time does have its long stretches of narratives here and there but sticking through it is worth the remaining chapters until the end.My favorite part would be the revelation of what Hannah has been dreaming about. Boy, was that a heartbreaking story. I admire Josh’s character for being so selfless and dedicated to his mission. Things were never easy for him a lot of times that I wanted to scream at Ms. Minkman to give him a break! During the beginning I was about to demand that this was another one of those insta-love stories but after revealing the dreams, I wanted nothing more than to see these two crazy lovebirds finally be together.The ending was a little too simple for me; I seriously loved the short action scene before it though. But I understand that message behind it. Overall I really enjoyed reading Shadow of Time and although this was a little out of my element, I’m glad I took the chance.*Thank you, Jen Minkman for the copy of Shadow of Time.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com