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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 Emerald Flame (Warrior Princess Series #3)

The Emerald Flame  - Allan Frewin Jones, Allan Frewin Jones This series started out a bit bland with Warrior Princess so I was skeptical to continue the rest of it. However, when I read Destiny’s Path and found myself enjoying it, I had high hopes for Emerald Flame. Sadly, I was disappointed. I thought it would be the finale for the series but apparently there’s a next book. I would have liked that idea if somehow this book had given me the same thriving endearment that I’ve felt with Destiny’s Path. However, Emerald Flame fell short of it. I enjoyed how medieval-like this book was; with all the fighting, as brutal as it was, I loved the action and blood infused in the scene. Jones’ writing was vivid and all the action was like watching a film like 300 or Gladiator. Another thing I enjoyed was the riddle and mystery of Branwen’s visions and the messages sent by the Old Ones to her. I’d draw my own conclusions on them and find myself wrong like Branwen was and the revelation of the truth was rather surprising. The deception and trickery gave an unexpecting twist to the story.The drawback was how shallow the love interest between Branwen and Iwan was. I’d expected them to somehow develop a deeper connection with each other at this point but the book lacked it. My other problem was the pacing. The travel between lands was eventful enough as well as reaching enemy lands but the journey to and fro was so long that by the ending it seemed the climax was too short to suffice for the extensive waiting. Another thing that troubled me was the lack of development in the characters. It felt like starting with just what you left off. Nothing special. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.comDespite my dissatisfaction, I will remain optimistic and see what the next book will offer.