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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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Eve and Adam

Eve & Adam  - Michael  Grant, Katherine Applegate After getting hit by a zooming car while crossing a street, Evening is taken into the Spiker research facility to recuperate following her operation. Doubting she’d even get to walk again since her leg was mangled and torn during the incident, Eve reluctantly stays as her mother instructed. But Eve can’t stay put any longer. She’s growing bored each day. To solve this, Eve’s mother gives her a project – create the perfect boy, using a highly comprehensive simulation. While Eve carries on creating the perfect boy, someone seems to want to sabotage Terra Spiker (Eve’s mother). And then there are secrets that unravel in front of her – about her mother, her life, her project and everything Spiker...Is it just me or did it really feel like the summary was misinforming? Seeing the awesome cover of this book, I already saw myself reading it and loving it. Well, I did get to read it... I just didn’t love it.My first thoughts before reading this were as follows:• As I said, I loved that cover. It’s so awesome.• I’d be witnessing a retelling of the story of Adam and Eve – Sci-Fi style!!! Rock on!• I will be stepping into a futuristic world.• I would be reading through Eve’s point of view.• There’s a twist in the apple thing.• This was basically a love story.Well, I can’t say I didn’t get any of that. I got some, but everything else was nothing I anticipated. I thought the setting would be in the late future, you know the usual futuristic settings – super advanced technology, holographic communication systems, yada, yada, yada. Turns out, it’s not exactly way, way into the future; more like a few years from our present where the techs we use today are only about to go obsolete, but are well enough to be used up until a few more years, or until you can afford the updated ones. But that didn’t bother me. It was still cool and it’s not hard to get settled in. I got to read through Eve’s POV, but I also saw things through Solo and Adam’s perspective – which would have been great if only it wasn’t so explanatory. I get the idea that readers are given that kind of approach to be informative about what’s going on, but it made it hard for me to empathize with the characters. To state and example, Solo has a grudge on Terra Spiker, right? Everyone hates her, they say she’s a bitch... but I didn’t get to see enough of that persona to make me buy the idea. A little too much explaining and not enough emotional back up, I guess – something like that.Speaking of Solo – what is with that name? No, don’t get me wrong. It’s totally fine with me, but every time I read about him I feel the Star Wars theme song is playing in my head. *cue in Star Wars theme song* See? Ha, ha!Anyway, this was entitled Eve AND Adam right? But why exactly didn’t he get a major part in all of this? I only got to see him near the ending. Yes, at first I did only expect Eve’s POV but now seeing that it’s shifting between Eve and Solo, Adam should’ve had the same kind of exposure. You know, judging from the title, I was expecting to get his side of the story just as much as Eve’s. What gives? And since we’re talking about Adam, may I just mention that it was a little weird that he knows he’s perfect but doesn’t get why people are staring at him. Now I have one very, very important question. What the heck happened to the apple? I mean it was just a flash in the beginning. Then what? I need the apple part! Was that it? No can do, compadre! Eve and Adam didn’t exactly turn out as good as I thought it would be. There are some parts I felt weren’t necessarily needed within the story, namely the events that involved Aislin – no wait, actually Aislin herself wasn’t necessary at all. Seriously, I mean that with my whole heart. I’m sorry, I don’t really like her. So like I said, although this book didn’t come out as incredible as I wanted, it was a breeze to read. It was fast paced and some parts where funny, but it wasn’t enough to make me find it extremely awesome.*Thank you, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and NetGalley for the copy of Eve and Adam.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com