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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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Glitch (Glitch, #1)

Glitch  - Heather Anastasiu That cover just screams: READ ME! So yes, dear Glitch cover, I accept. People please meet Zoe, a girl who lives in the underground city, the Community, where every individual is implanted with a computer chip that wipes out any destructive human emotion. Each person is connected to the Link where every thought is manipulated and controlled. Of course, every controlled environment has its flaws, and Zoe is one of them. She is a Glitcher, someone who has a chip that breaks from the Link. A malfunction that occurs from time to time, giving leeway for her to act on her own, and feel her own thoughts and emotions. Her Glitch also enabled her to develop Telekinetic powers which she has yet to learn to control. Struck with fear of getting caught and being disposed, she hides her Glitch only to find that she is not alone, Adrien and Max come into picture and things get a lot more complicated...I wasn’t really expecting much from Glitch. With all the dystopian novels getting so much hype, the plot isn’t really that new, but the Sci-fi feel to it as an added feature makes it more interesting. The underground world built about was something new though, and it makes the idea of “government over-control” a more convincing aspect. How else can you have power over an entire city [in an oppressive and inhuman way] if you don’t contain the people, right? Compared to the world above, people won’t have much room to run off to. I totally get it.Zoe, our heroine, is a typical person. She didn’t really stand out to me at the beginning. She wasn’t thoroughly described physically, then again coming from a world where nobody really stands out; there wasn’t much to be described. Anyway, what I like about her is her strong wiliness; she was capable of thinking of the right choice even despite the fact that she only started deciding for herself [without a feed from the Link] for a short span of time. As you might’ve noticed from the synopsis, there is a love triangle going on in this book, which if you ask me, feels a little unnecessary. I’m fine with Zoe and Adrien’s relationship (even though it’s another one of those insta-love moments); they seem to fit each other nicely. So having Maximin, aka the Pervert, trying to get IN (pun intended) on Zoe was probably just another piece to add more spice to the story. And may I just say that I had a serious WTF reaction when Max told Zoe, “Can I see your genitalia?”... *silence*...*cricket sounds*... awkward! Anyway, overall this book was pretty good. I’m a little confused sometimes but nothing that doesn’t get cleared out in the end. I’ll be looking forward to the next book.*Thank you, St. Martin's Griffin and NetGalley for the copy of Glitch.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com