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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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Yesterday

Yesterday - C.K. Kelly Martin Yesterday is a world where the future is the past, and the past is the future. Kind of confusing, isn’t it? To be honest, I couldn’t quite get the idea the first time I read the synopsis. But it was interesting enough to make me want to read it. I got the idea of time-travelling but what’s with the whole interchanging thing anyway? Freya, the protagonist, is swept into the year the 1985 [with no memory of the life she had in 2036]. She remembers travelling from Australia to Canada after her father died, but why do all her memories seem hazy? It’s as if she didn’t really feel them happen, but they’re all there inside her head? Still, life went on for Freya, she gets strange dreams and headaches from time to time though. Then she meets Garren, a guy she distinctly remembers to have met and hung out with. Garren feels otherwise, and thinks Freya’s a freak. That is until they came across puzzling pieces in their lives, and they start to question it all. Suddenly Freya and Garren are on the run – from what? Well, they have yet to figure it out... Freya is a likeable character, relatable even in the beginning – but over time you don’t see much from her anymore, probably with all the confusing things she’s going through, you don’t expect to see some other side of her. I was expecting to see some action by the time Freya and Garren were on the run, but I didn’t get that much. There was more running than fighting, and these two seem to have gotten off easy during their dire moments: gun shot that wasn’t that bad; hiding out and squatting in a house filled with food; getting money from people who can’t tell them the truth but are willing to help them financially. Seriously, compared to other protagonists from other books, they’re on the less dramatic side of things. That’s kind of hard to empathize with sometimes.Yesterday is one of those books that started out incredibly awesome but didn’t get anywhere further than I hoped it would. I was completely absorbed over the first half of the book, and I was really loving it. The element of surprise and mystery was very endearing, and I couldn’t wait to see how it would go. But there is such a thing as TOO MUCH suspense. By the time the author went out to put the pieces together, my patience had already grown thin. I understand the idea of building up all the questions but when the answers finally came through it came out overwhelming. Too much talk coming into one short scene, and the explanations over how they ended up in 1985 just came out confusing; maybe if it was given in bits and pieces, then and now it would’ve eased me into what kind of time travelling element I’d be seeing. With the way it was put out there in just one go – well, not all the details made sense. *Thank you, Random House and NetGalley for the copy of Yesterday.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com