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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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Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) - Laini Taylor I think my impatience has gotten the better of me while reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I had to pause after the first part of it and read another book because I felt like the book wasn’t getting anywhere. Karou’s life just felt so plain and uneventful then comes Akiva talking about a girl named Madrigal where I just found him to be a grieving-and-now-heartless, dark angel-ish guy, since his stance didn’t seem so angelic to me. I don’t find anything interesting with their lives except the inhuman creatures that raised Karou. And that didn’t even suffice to let me find this a gripping book.So when I finally picked it up again, that’s when I realized that the good parts begin in the middle. So I regretted the fact that I thought this was boring and I managed to breeze off through the pages since then. But then I got to the part where Madrigal came into picture. It was a touching story and it sums up all the things that happened with Karou and Akiva, but again, it was just too long. Yes I cried a bit and empathized but the story could’ve been contained into a few pages or so but not THAT much pages to nearly eat up the rest of the book so close to the ending. It was just too many pages wasted for a… flashback (sorry for the spoiler but I couldn’t find any other word for it).I’m a little disappointed about not exactly finding this book as awesome as I thought it would be from how others raved off about it. I just feel like the writing has gone over the top. The story was simple enough to understand, and I think there were just too many stopovers before it got to the point of it all.But I’d have say that the story is praiseworthy. Its otherworldly-ness (for the lack of a better word) is fascinating; and the idea of a never-ending war between two worlds and how deeply Karou and Akiva have been tangled within it feels like an ethereal Romeo and Juliet tragedy with an even deeper twist and misfortune.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com