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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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Uncommon Criminals
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Dance of Shadows
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Crewel - In the land of Arras, young women are required to take a test. A test to determine their ability to weave. There are only two options for them: Succeed, be called one of the Gifted, and become a Spinster – the catch? You may never see your family again. Ever. On the other hand, if you fail, you may stay... and have the government arrange a marriage for you. But what is life if you don’t have the freewill to choose what you want?Adelice Lewys wants nothing more than to stay with her family, even if it means getting paired up to someone she doesn’t have the slightest clue about. Just as long as she gets to see her family. When it was time for Adelice to show her ability to weave, try as she might to fail, she has been chosen to become a Spinster. And life as she knows it, is never the same again...When I started Crewel, I was really excited. I posted a photo of it on instagram [my signal that I’m starting on it] and someone told me it was overwhelming. I couldn’t agree more. Crewel was, most definitely overwhelming. There were a lot of things I couldn’t get my head to grasp during the beginning. As Katy Perry’s lyrics goes: information overload, situation lost control. That song reference was totally random, just so you know.I only came to realize that Gennifer Albin’s style of writing was not something that I was accustomed to. She goes about with the story like it’s a normal kind of thing, nothing unusual even though you don’t have any idea what the heck this or that is, then she gives readers bits and pieces of what Arras is, and all that crazy stuff in between. Adelice is a character that I can’t quite figure out. She’s stubborn, smart and, although not the bad-ass type, she can hold herself in a verbal(?) fight. I don’t have a definite outlook over her as a protagonist. Is she likable? Yes. Did she truly stand out? Kinda. The kind of ability she has gives her that WOW-factor but personality-wise? She came out very simple.There are a lot of elements that are confusing in Crewel, and I had to wait up until the author decides it’s time for the reader to get more info about it. I have to admit that up until I finished the book, I’m left confused. I couldn’t quite vividly imagine how exactly the weaving thing works. I mean, the “weave with a loom” thing is pretty much a no-brainer but Adelice’s ability is hard to visualize. I get she’s powerful and all but I need a little kinestetic learning approach here, since being visual isn’t working for me right now. Crewel may be downright perplexing, but I can’t deny how creative and original this world is. It has its fair share of cliches [with the love triangle, beauty and insecurity] but it’s packed with a great amount of surprises as well [finding out where Arras is really located, etc]. It may have been a bit difficult to read but the fact that this book is different from the norm, makes it a worthwhile read. *Thank you, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and NetGalley for the copy of Crewel.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com