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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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The Power of Six

The Power of Six - Pittacus Lore Okay, so I didn’t particularly love the first book of this series, I Am Number Four. However, I still kept my hopes up because I felt like this story had so much potential. So what can I say about the Power of Six?Well, let me start off by telling you my assumptions over this book. When I first read the title, and before I read the excerpt, I had two theories. One, “Power of Six” meant that this book would probably focus on Six and show how strong she could be, hence the word in the title: “Power” of well… Six. My second theory was that since there were supposedly nine of them from Lorien and three were dead, it meant that the remaining six would unite and fight an epic battle against the Mogadorians. Now that got me excited! I got pissed finding out that I was wrong on both accounts; because this is not a story about Six, although readers would get to know more about her and her past. She’s also still where we left her off from the first book but the Power of Six was not focused on her. So that left me with my other theory. Another FAIL! Of course Four/John, Sam and Six were on the verge of finding the others but – and I’m sorry for this spoiler – by the end of the book they were not yet complete.I think the title’s kind of misleading for me.Anyway, so this book had alternating perspectives: John/Four and Seven/Marina. I wasn’t surprised that I’d read through Four’s eyes because I already expected that, but Seven? I didn’t see that coming. Now regarding the perspectives: the book started off with Marina narrating how she and her Cepan lived their lives ever since they landed on earth. Everything was going on smoothly when suddenly, I reached a chapter where I felt like I was reading about Four’s life. So I read on and confirmed that I WAS on Four’s perspective. I didn’t notice the shifting because I wasn’t paying attention to the font face of the texts. So when I checked a few pages back, that’s when I knew how to identify whose perspective I was reading from. Stupid me! O well, no biggie. Moving on… the pace of the story was similar to I Am Number Four; slow within the beginning and several other chapters then a booming, action-packed ending. The slow chapters became bearable for me since there are fighting scenes squeezed in within them and also Seven’s life was something new to look forward to even though I didn’t expect her. And then there was this little kick of surprise about Four’s vision, during the first book, of another ship leaving Lorien when they escaped to Earth. Wow! Another thing I didn’t see coming.I have to say, despite feeling that the title was deceiving, I really enjoyed this book. I was glad I remained optimistic towards this series; it feels like there are a lot more installed for readers on the third book, another thing I did not expect since I felt that this was supposed to be the final installment. Whatever the title may be, I am looking forward to it.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com