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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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Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles)

Alicja w krainie zombie - Gena Showalter Everyone thinks Alice Bell’s father is crazy. He locks up his family inside their home, sometimes even in their basement, every night and goes about roaming the perimeter with a shotgun in his hands. He believes in monsters lurking around. But nobody has actually seen one - including Alice. All her life, Alice’s routine is to go to school and get back home before sunset, and all the paranoia going on in her father’s head is agitating Alice.One night she finally convinced her parents to let them all go to watch her little sister, Emma’s ballet recital. That night she finally witnessed what her father has feared of all their lives. All so suddenly, Alice is left an orphan. She moves in with her grandparents and moves to a new school. But weird things are going on. While jocks ruled her former school, the bad boys who seem to take fights as breakfast, rule here. But what is with them? Most of all, who the heck is Cole Holland and why is she feeling incredibly connected to this guy?Suddenly her grief isn’t the only thing she has her mind occupied with – there’s school, Cole... and something she must fight off for her life and protect those she love...When I first found out about Alice in Zombieland, I wasn’t keen on reading it. The word “zombies” was kind of my cue that this was going to freak me out and give my nightmares. (I am such a wimp!). But since I saw the ratings for this book [which were really high], I thought I might give it a shot, and risk the possibility of getting a heart attack. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but I’m a scared-y cat – bite me! LOL. I didn’t expect to find that the zombies where actually ghost-like. Not that I’m a fan of ghosts but – wow! Who could have thought of that?Based on the title, I was imagining Alice stumbling into a dream where Wonderland is inhabited by zombies. And it is Alice’s job to save the world and so on... I didn’t expect the kind of story I found with this book. But thank goodness it was awesome just as well!Although I didn’t get the Wonderland and all things Alice (including Through the Looking Glass) setting I was expecting, I kept trying to correlate the characters to those from the classic stories by Lewis Carroll. I was thinking that Cole had the image of the Mad Hatter. Kat would be the Cheshire cat (imagine the irony). Frosty and Bronx are Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Poppy and Trina would be some of the Snooty Flowers... okay, so I’m thinking more of the Disney cartoon. Hey! Don’t judge! Hahaha! Anyway, I was just making presumptions, not really sure I’m right but it was fun to make guesses. Alice/Ali was a likeable character. Take off the part where she was so insecure about having “legs that go on forever” and she’d be perfect. Seriously, most girls kill to get model-like long legs, so don’t give me that. My favorite character among them would be Kat. She’s the friend I’d love to have! She’s witty, she has Ali’s back, she’s supportive and all that – a true embodiment of a best friend. I love the idea of Ali and Cole’s shared visions. It makes me curious to see what is really going on and why those visions where happening between them. Not that it was answered already but I’m eager to find out. The actions scenes and the way Alice and the gang had to train (not just physically) to fight off the zombies were outstanding! This may not have been the kind of story that I thought of at first, but it was really creative and gripping. I’m still infused with a lot of questions, but the execution and ending of Alice in Zombieland has left me a satisfied reader, so I’m all the more patient to see how this would go. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com