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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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Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles)

Renegade  - J.A. Souders Step into the underwater world of Elysium, and meet Evelyn Winters, the Daughter of the People. All her life she sees the law, the people, everything in her little world is perfect. Or so she thought…Mother has always told her that Surface Dwellers are dangerous, but she need not to be alarmed, for she is safe in the palace, in her little garden. Everything is at it should be. Until Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller accidentally stumbles upon her while she worked on her garden. Suddenly everything isn’t all right anymore. She has memories she can’t recall having at all. She finds out that the one person she trusts the most has lied to her all her life.And now Evie is on the run. She plans to escape with Gavin, but one dark secret is going to keep her from freedom, a secret that could lead them to destruction…*Key in mellow piano score piece*Oh! Look at that cover… It’s so beautiful. So sweet, so serene, looks like I’m in for an unflustered, sentimental story – NOT!*Blast hard rock music, screaming guitars and heart thudding drum beats*When other readers said not to be fooled by that pretty little cover, they weren’t kidding! No matter how sweet and calm that cover is, be prepared to witness the crazy and distressing world Evie lives in. I was drawn in at page one. I was fascinated to find a dystopian/post-apocalyptic story that is set in the depths of the ocean. You don’t see that very often. Typically you would see the destroyed buildings, shabby living spaces and whatnot, or underground community living in shambles and debris. But not always do you step into a peaceful city inside a bubble (it’s actually glass, but you get the point) sitting at the bottom of a deep body of water. So yeah, that was refreshing! Even though it is rather disturbing, I found the whole Mother-manipulating and mind control awesome. Souders just established the perfect villain. Not to mention that she has her empathic moments, which in her case makes her seem just a little misunderstood. But Mother’s evil streak, although unnerving, was well established. Evie and Gavin were likable, although a bit typical at some point but likable nonetheless. Evie was every bit the docile protag, until Mother reveals her kick ass identity, that revelation made her all the more interesting. Gavin was sweet, but it didn’t make him standout as much as I want a leading man to be.The most epic part of this book would probably be Evie and Gavin’s escape to the surface. Every scene was heart-stopping action. I loved every minute of the experience! The only downfall of this book would probably be the setting. Nope, I have no qualms over the underwater situation, I just said earlier that it was amazing. What I’m saying is the description of the sectors and the means of transportation weren’t laid out very well. I was struggling to imagine how they could walk from here and travel by “train” (I think) there; which is which and where is where. And how did they keep this one sector hidden from the rest. It was also hard for me to picture out the shadowed parts of the city. I don’t know, maybe it was just me. All in all, I think this was a great debut. It was unique and creative, and I’m looking forward to reading the next installment.*Thank you, Tor Teen/ Forge and NetGalley for the copy of Renegade.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com