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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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Tempest Rising

Tempest Rising - Tracy Deebs I hate to give a bad rating over a book that I thought was going to be so good. I based my assumption over how high the average rating this book got from Goodreads readers.Tempest Rising had lots of elements to make it such a great book to read: a great cover, a nice plot, mermaids, war, etc. Sadly, I felt that it didn’t deliver. I find Tempest, our heroine, a pain. She’s annoying and such a spoiled brat. She’s whinny and too emotional. Okay so she’s going through a lot and all that but does she really have to complain at each chapter? Does she really have to keep going on about how her mother should’ve been there at every problem she encounters? And does she really have to be in an on-again-off-again relationship with Mark just to spice up the event that she has a deep connection with Kona? She just ended up looking like a total cheater. I mean, there is already so much emotional turmoil going on with the issues she has with her family, add the fact that she’s struggling with her transformation as a mermaid, is it not enough to spare her the confusion of a torn-between-two-lovers relationship drama?I was disappointed with how the flow of events went. The first part of the book, which is also the longest, was establishing Tempest’s life. So she keeps saying that her mother left them and had abandoned them to live in the sea where she’d be happier. Then she complains that she doesn’t want to be a mermaid but she loves to surf. Then she goes blaming her mother for not helping her with this transformation and choosing whether to stay human or be a mermaid. She goes surfing and then there’s the boyfriend-issue. Then back to her refusal to be a mermaid… I’m telling you it goes back and forth with the same problem. I keep feeling like I want to tell her: “Yeah, I get your issues, Tempest. We covered that already. Can we please move on?!”The second part goes focuses on her mermaid issues. I just read a lot of “I choose to be human” and “She (her mom) didn’t keep her promise” – again with the drama. The third and fourth part had finally gotten interesting, but Tempest remains oh-so-annoying. So, Tempest rescues Kona, I thought at this point I’d get something new from her, but then comes the boyfriend issue again; followed by the mom-abandoning. Ugh. Please, I get that already.Finally she goes to find her mother. Only to have her die a few minutes later after seeing her captive by the enemy. Sheesh! How morbid can you get? First you deprive the girl of motherly love then just when she gets the chance to see her mother, you deprive the mother her life. I may not like Tempest, but show the girl some mercy here!The only part where I liked Tempest was by the ending were she seemed to be more in control of her emotions. Still, if this was a series, I don’t think I’d be interested in what it would offer next. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com