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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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Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms Series #6)

Beauty and the Werewolf - Mercedes Lackey I usually start my review with giving a rundown of the book in question but right now I am not in the mood to do just that for Beauty and the Werewolf. *Sigh* I don’t know why I bothered continuing on reading from this series, even though I know that the last few books from Mercedes Lackey’s Five Hundred Kingdoms haven’t left me satisfied at all. I guess the promise of a fairy tale retelling and mash ups made me drawn to it. Those are after all, my weaknesses.Beauty and the Werewolf is a retelling story of “Red Riding Hood” and “Beauty and the Beast” combined, in its own way I guess. The protagonist’s name is Bella, who claims to be the clever girl, whose age is beyond marriage years (since this took place in the medieval times, people married young, being twenty and up considers a woman a spinster), and wants nothing more than withstand the fate The Tradition, an unconscious powerful force that entail kingdoms to have fairy tale undertakings, wishes to push on her. The whole plot would have been amazing, if it wasn’t so damn predictable. It would have been way more interesting if I was given more than watching Bella play housewife. And the love story would have been worth something if there were actually sweet scenes to look forward to. Heck, Bella’s love interest was practically non-existent. Seems to me that she was probably better off having romantic notions with the villain. And speaking of villain, I already knew who he was at the very moment Bella stepped into the beast’s castle.Everything was just too bland and boring to me. The only exemption to this was the invisible servants, and yet they didn’t even do much. I don’t know if it’s just me but this series feels like it went from good, to okay then to bad, and this one right here, is the worst. I guess I have to face the fact that some series just aren’t going to get better anymore. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com