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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 Mortal Instruments 04. City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, #4) - Cassandra Clare I have mixed feelings towards this book. I don’t know where to start....Okay, so this was more fast-paced than the previous books. At least at this point, my impatience did not kick in. Hooray!And Clare’s words? *sigh* perfectly sweet, bittersweet, hilarious, tear-jerking and fascinating in whichever intended.The emotions filling in were swimming graciously throughout and the whole story was solidly written, in a way that doesn’t make me shake my head puzzled. Despite shifting from different angles, it held together strikingly. Speaking of shifting angles, I loved having to envision scenes of each character from different points of view, may it be Simon, Clary or Jace or whoever, it was interesting. Now moving to characters, let me start by saying that there are rather a lot of very interesting twists in their lives. I love that they grew so much through each book, especially this one. Well, most of them at least. I like Clary’s stubbornness this time; I guess it’s growing on me now. Ha! Ha! Simon is deepening his mark on me as well. Isabelle, I’ve always loved Isabelle, is showing a rather vulnerable side of her that she hasn’t shown before. Alec and Magnus? Even more interesting. LOL! Then there’s the blast of new characters, Jordan, Lilith, Camille, that just makes this series ever more exciting. And we now move to Jace, my happiness and satisfaction just then goes POOF! It leaves me uttering one word to Clare. WHY?! WHY, CLARE? WHY???!!!! What did Jace ever do to you that gives you the urge to make him suffer? I mean, hasn’t he been through enough? Heartbreak? Pain? Death? Please! Give the guy a break! I thought that at this point, someone else from the set of characters was taking the lead on this book. Simon, specifically. But no! there’s that stealthy, steady pull towards Jace’s life and by the ending Clare just made it harder for me to bear. I would’ve adored this book, but as I’ve said in my review of City of Ashes, I don’t like it when endings leave me hanging dreadfully in way that I seemed required to read the next book just to satisfy myself. City of Fallen Angels was a fun experience, but obviously, if the Mortal Instruments was a TV show, it just opened up its second season with this book. It would’ve been fine to keep adding up a new tale to the lives of the characters, but if it keeps on focusing on particularly making one person suffer repeatedly, it won’t be as interesting as the first.Then again, I've always been an optimist so I will push my apprehension aside, despite how heartbroken I feel right now *sob! whispering Jace's name over and over again*, and say that I'm eager to read the next book and Clare will do me justice this time around. I hope... ^_^For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com