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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 World Above (Once Upon a Time (Simon Pulse))

The World Above - Cameron Dokey When I first saw the World Above [seeing a girl on the cover], which was described as a retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” I thought the retelling was going to go something like this: Jack is really a girl who disguised herself as a boy then went up a beanstalk. Well, I couldn’t be more wrong; my bad. Turns out the World Above is actually a retelling in which Gen, our main character, is the twin sister of Jack. And this is supposedly the true story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”Now let me give a little intro on how the book started off:"...Whose name do you see there? Just Jack's. It doesn't mention me at all. Not only that, it gives you the impression there was only one beanstalk, when in fact, there were many. I'm thinking it's time to set the record straight. To share the true story...It begins with the way all good tales do. With Once upon a time..."Catchy, huh? Leave it to Cameron Dokey to create a very unique twist to a classic tale. I guess that’s why I keep coming back to this series (even though I’m not whole heartedly satisfied with the other books). I also like that this series often enables to incorporate two tales within one story. This wasn’t just about Jack and the Beanstalk, there’s also that surprising appearance of a certain infamous thief. I’ll give you a clue: he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. I like this book. But overtime, reading from this series and knowing the main agenda of majority of the books (which is, to simply put it: “love conquers all”), you kind of get too used to where it will be leading you in the end. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, it is good, really; a very important lesson even, but it comes out common once you get to read a lot of these books. It kind of loses the element of surprise and fascination. Still, I wouldn’t let it stop me from reading all the books from the Once Upon a Time series. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com