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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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The Rose Bride: A Retelling of "The White Bride and the Black Bride" (Once Upon a Time (Simon Pulse))

The Rose Bride: A Retelling of "The White Bride and the Black Bride" - Nancy Holder, Mahlon F. Craft A shrug.That’s the first thing I did after turning the last page of “The Rose Bride”. Don’t get me wrong; this book had a pretty good start but most of it dragged on. For a supposed short story, this took up quite a lot of pages; and I’m never a fan of slow paced books. I’m well aware of the original tale of “The White Bride and The Black Bride” and this book has taken in the concept very well. It was mixed in with a little mythology, which I found to be interesting. It also has this Cinderella-like drama where our main character, Rose, goes through the many, many, MANY trials before she finally reaches her happy ending. Well, is that not enough to get you to pick up the book then?But sadly, the story did not deliver. As I consume more and more of the pages, the more and more the story gets messy and confusing. My questions just kept piling up without getting much of them answered. In spite of the effort of creating Rose’s character to be the cliché-kind (kind-hearted, beautiful, hard working, etcetera, etcetera), adding up the fact that she became an orphan after her parents died and being mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister, I didn’t find the heart to pity her. Gosh! I’m so cruel. Forgive me! I guess my problem was that this part was already too expected. There’s nothing new to it.I also have the question regarding the hierarchy of the gods and goddesses. Most of the time, Artemis was prayed to and called on, now what exactly is Zeus doing? Shouldn’t he be bothered that even the king calls and praises Artemis instead of him? If he has no say in the matter, in spite of being mentioned that men should always sought Zeus out first, this is not quite a solid use of mythology. I found this book to have too much sorrow and pain. There’s not enough joy and humor that could at least balance it out a bit. I do have to say that I appreciate the ease of reading this book. It’s light and easy to grasp on but I found it way too dramatic for my taste.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com