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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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Glow (Sky Chasers (Quality))

Glow (Sky Chasers #1) - Amy Kathleen Ryan Glow takes readers the world of Waverly and Kieran. Both characters have lived their lives on a space ship called the Empyrean, which is set to course through outer space on its journey to the New Earth. Disaster strikes when the reach the nebula and a neighbouring ship called New Horizon sets out kidnapping the girls from the Empyrean. Kieran and Waverly are caught up in different problems; Kieran does his best take over the ship while the adults go after the girls, and Waverly, being the oldest among the kidnapped girls is determined to get them all back to the Empyrean. But are they strong enough to lead and make choices?I felt cheated over reading Glow. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews from it that I already expected I would like this book. And the synopsis just made me want to read it so much more, even considered buying the second book along when I purchased it. Thank goodness I put that decision on hold. WARNING: Spoilers up ahead!Sadly Glow did not meet up to my expectations. The main characters where just too flat. Waverly seemed interesting at first but eventually, her reactions to certain events weren’t empathizing, especially the part where her egg cells where harvested. Yes, I know it was taken from her involuntarily but I think she should have at least acknowledged these people were desperate. Calling the idea as though she felt she was raped was too much for me to handle. I found it offensive. She has no idea what rape is, therefore that’s not something she should have said.Kieran was just as uninteresting as Waverly. I didn’t see much of him beyond the description already given. The book had a narrative of him being the next Captain of the Empyrean but really he didn’t do much to give justice to the reputation assigned to him. Or maybe I just didn’t see it since this all happened pre-crisis. Sam, who I thought was the good guy at first, turned out to be a bully. On how that started before all the mayhem happened, I don’t know. I must’ve missed it. If any of you know where I could find the basis for this behavior beforehand, kindly point me to the right direction. Thank you very much. Teehee!I can’t seem to remember much from this book. I tend to zone out during narratives. Sorry, it was just way too descriptive for me to find it interesting. Even the action scenes didn’t seem as interesting as I thought. They were there eventually but really flying space craft wasn’t the kind of action I was looking for. If light sabers were involved in between (or something similar), then that’s another story. Just kidding about that last part! Moving on… I guess my main problem with the narrative is that although it tried to give beauty to the world Waverly and Kieran where living in, they were more focused on describing the characters’ emotions. And since I’m not a fan of them, well you can say that it wasn’t an enjoyable experience for me. And then there was the epilogue. That at least I have to commend. That was a surprise. I didn’t expect this book to evolve to something like that so yeah, that was interesting. Also, I kind of got why Waverly was so bitter over at the New Horizon, when she finally revealed what happened to her body, I felt sorry for her. Glow is kind of like Beth Revis’ Across the Universe… and then some. If you ask me which one is better, I don’t know. Probably best if you ask someone else, since I’m not a fan of either book.*Buddy read with Maria @ BookchillaFor more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com