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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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Infinite Days

Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel After reading the Twilight Saga, I have turned away from vampire books. C’mon, am I the only one who felt that whenever I’m in a bookstore, every corner I turn there’s a vampire/werewolf-themed book? It’s nice to have options but seriously, the vampire-hype’s getting on my nerves. No offense meant, but they all sounded the same to me, so I decided to take a break from those books.However, when I read the synopsis of Infinite Days, I was amazed: a vampire dreaming of becoming human again? Well, that’s definitely new to my eyes.Anyway, I was glad that I set aside my decision to put off reading vampire books because this was a very interesting book. When I started reading through Infinite Days it was a little too slow for my taste. Also, I had a hard time understanding Lenah’s personality, but that all changed as the story progressed. This book offers a lot of surprises. I loved that it broke away from never ending story of alluring-romantic-vampires-falling-for-humans formula. The vampires in this tale are ruthless, numb and feral. They feel nothing and care for blood and blood alone, and humans are like mere ants that they can crush whenever they wish to. I also loved that Lenah, despite being the protagonist, was not the goody two-shoes kind of girl. She’s spoiled, selfish and mean. When she was the vampire queen, she takes joy in making humans suffer and claims what she wants, when she wants it.When she turned human again, a hundred years has passed by and thus technology has developed beyond her imagination. I was shocked to find myself understanding her confusion and ignorance with regards to this generation’s innovations. I wanted to jump into the book and help her out. I can’t believe I actually bought that! Let’s face it; the idea sounds kind of pretentious. So, kudos to Maizel for pulling that off!I also like that although Lenah is on the verge of adapting to her new life being a teenager again, I get to see a glimpse of her life as vampire. The flashbacks were vivid and you will see how different Lenah is as human with who she was when she was the vampire queen. Seeing her regret her wickedness and how badly she wanted to take back what she’d done was very admirable. Of course, there are minimal flaws to this book. I didn’t buy the whole Justin and Tony rivalry towards Lenah. Tony didn’t seem like a distinct opponent and Justin was just, well… Justin. There wasn’t much to tell about him so I didn’t know who to route for. I also didn’t appreciate him eyeing Lenah even when he had a girlfriend. Yes, the girlfriend may be a bitch but that was way off game, if you ask me. I also would’ve wanted to see more of Rhode because he sounded really interesting but I understanding his role in this.Another thing I question is the “Three Piece,” they’re sort of like the mean girls in the school or something. I don’t get why they had to be there in the first place. With or without them, the story would go on so they kind of felt insignificant. But still, these things didn’t bother me that much and I enjoyed this book very much. I’m definitely reading the next book, Stolen Nights.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com