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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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Matched (Matched, #1)

Matched  - Ally Condie I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I really didn’t like this book.I’m actually shocked to find myself not liking this because majority of my goodreads friends have loved and enjoyed it. I often have similar likes and dislikes with them and it bothers me to fall apart with Matched. Oh well, we can’t agree on everything, can we?I loved the idea of this novel. The cover and the synopsis were all I needed to sit down and open Matched and start reading. The first few pages already settled me with how easy it was to grasp the concept of the story, so I said to myself, “so far, so good.”Unfortunately, that was the only positive reaction I found myself to have while reading this book. Most of the time I was cringing my eyes in utter confusion. I got the story; I just don’t see the point of things on why it was so devastating and dangerous to do this act or that. Some parts felt like the reactions towards the done deed was plain exaggeration. There wasn’t much history that explained what the Society is and their deeper motives of over-control.The characters didn’t help with my frustration either. I was already chagrined about how the story was turning out and then I struggled more with understanding the characters. I just couldn’t relate to any of them. Cassia was too naïve and selfish. Not to mention the fact that most of her actions were FED to her. If her grandfather hadn’t made her “wonder” about her choice of match, or if Xander hadn’t mentioned that Ky throws away the game, she wouldn’t even notice anything. Xander and Cassia’s love interest was an obvious set-up. They were chosen for each other so of course it was shaped to have “spark”. I don’t get Cassia’s fascination with Ky. Is it love or obsession? I don’t know. Speaking of Ky, I see that he really lives up to his character. He has mastered the skill of blending in and not drawing attention because he really didn’t stand out to me.One thing I do like about this book was how it was written. I guess that’s what kept me turning the pages and the feeling that I want to finish the book. The writing was rhythmic and sweet, and deep and beautiful, although the poetry in it was a bit hard for me to understand. I’m not a fan of poems so I had to read them more than once to get the idea, although I still failed and I thank Cassia for explaining it.I still do want to read the next books to come though. Maybe I’d get to appreciate this series with the other books.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com