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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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Across the Universe

Across the Universe - Beth Revis Thank goodness! I’m finally done with this book. Honestly, it was a pain to finish. I apologize to those who like this book because I really didn’t enjoy it.First of all let me point out that the book’s excerpt, was very much deceiving. I really did think this was a love story. Okay so there are bits and pieces of the love interest between Amy and Elder but it’s not as radiating as I thought it would be. So before I go any further to the things I don’t like about this book, I will admit that the plot of the story was intriguing. The mystery, secrets and lies are all in tact and very much convincing you to read on and wait for it to be revealed. There’s like so much history and development brought on to the ship, Godspeed, and the vivid description of it makes you wish you could see the ship in the flesh. As if you’d like to see how much it created an earth-like environment within metal walls as told in the book. Almost wanting you to be part of it and relish the experience.My problem was how shallow things seem to occur. Things were very much predictable and I couldn’t seem to understand how the protagonists couldn’t have guessed it any sooner? Also the chaos that has uplifted now and then seemed to have not much impact to disrupt the ship. I mean, there was a part were the alarm buzzed loudly indicating a problem with the frozens beneath the ship but it didn’t even create any scene among the residents living there. Yes, I know they’re all zombie-like but what about the “crazy” ones in the hospital. They’re the sane ones in this story right? So, like, they didn’t hear it? Something? Nothing? Okay fine, moving on…Another problem I encountered was the characters. They don’t stand out. It’s like you’re walking on a neutral territory or whatever. When I read books, characters are very much important to me and I like those who leave marks in my heart with their personality, but sadly I didn’t feel that way with the characters here.I tried my best to be optimistic as I read through but every so often, I keep checking how many pages do I have left until I finish this book. Not a good sign. From there, I already knew I was struggling to appreciate this. Anyway, even with all the negativity I’ve drained into this review, I will admit the Across The Universe is a good sci-fi story. It has so much potential, but the vagueness of how it was executed was what got me weary about it. Yet, I will give this series a chance and read the next book, and maybe it would change the impression I have about it. As Savannah (Ashley Tisdale from Hellcats series) always says, “Positive outcomes only!” For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com