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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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The Assassin's Curse

The Assassin's Curse - Cassandra Rose Clarke Protagonist Ananna of Tanarau is being tracked down by an assassin, sent by the scorned pirate clan of the her almost-husband, after jumping on a camel and running off, breaking the marriage agreement her parents have made for her without her consent. Determined to become the captain of her own ship, this runaway bride tries her best to hide until she finds a way to live free and make her own decisions. But no one escapes the assassins...Once Naju, the hired assassin finally catches up to her, Ananna accidentally releases a curse forcing them to stay together. As they struggle to find a way to break this curse, they come across life threatening events that compel them to work with each other even though they’d rather not...Have I mentioned that I hate cliffhangers? Okay so maybe not exactly hate it, HATE it. But the moment I reached the last page of the Assassin’s Curse, I still kept pressing my Nook’s next button screaming, “What?! Wait! No, no. No! That’s not the ending!!! There has got to be more than that! C’mon!” You know the feeling. Ugh! This is probably the most despicable cliffhanger I ever encountered. Ms. Clarke, really?! You are wicked! I mean that both in a good and bad way. Bad since you’re making me suffer to wait for your next book with that darn cliffhanger; good since this was an amazing adventure! Give me five! *palm up waiting for the high five slap*I didn’t expect the sort of journey Ananna and Naji went through to break the curse but boy, am I so happy about it! Although they really went through a lot, and most of the time they almost died, it was an awesome voyage. I’m glad this book was able to let me empathize with these characters in spite of how annoying I think Ananna and Naji can be. Their imperfections made them all the more ideal. I may think Ananna can be stubborn and careless; I have to admit that she’s one hell of a protagonist. This lady pirate is not one to mess with! Ha! And Naji, although known to be ruthless, gave off a sensitive and more vulnerable side once he loosened up. Clarke’s world building is simple, may be a little too self-effacing, but isn’t a hindrance for anyone to enjoy the story. I also found myself laughing over some events, and humor is always something I look forward to. Even though I’m sneering over that “darn cliffhanger” [and I quote that], I find this book really satisfying. I even pre-ordered the book already! This is such a fun adventure that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on.* Thank you Netgalley and Angry Robot for the copy of The Assassin’s CurseFor more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com