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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 Iron Witch (Iron Witch Series #1)

The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney I was quite disappointed with the Iron Witch. It had an amazing cover, truly an eye catcher; the excerpt was intriguing; and I felt like it had so much potential.Iron Witch had started out nicely. I was drawn to it instantly. But as I progressed through the pages, I felt that the story itself hadn’t given me much to think about. The details were somewhat shallow and incomplete. I understand that the author was going for a bit of mystery with what was going on with the protagonist’s heritage but I feel there wasn’t much mystery to begin with. I get the whole doubt with the rules of the alchemy-group, but there aren’t any solid doubt-building situations that happened in the book. In fact, there weren’t any at all. It was simply stated that Donna was in doubt. Period.And don’t get me started with the characters; their personalities were just so vague and underdeveloped. I don’t understand how a faerie queen would turn out to be stupid. I mean, over every faery book I’ve read, faeries are clever and deceitful. They can be outsmarted, yes, but this was just an insult to the record that faerylore has beautifully crafted over the years. You’ll get my point when you read this book. Another thing that bothered me was the love interest. I know there’s such a thing with books about “love at first sight” but finding someone being damaged as you were isn’t enough reason to be deeply attached to the person. There has to be something else way more reflective to look at that would make the romance believable. I just don’t get it. I don’t get a lot of things, really!I don’t usually go full-bluster over anything I read because I’ve always tried to keep an open mind about everything, but this was just messy. It was engulfed with clichés that would’ve been bearable if given the right twists and turns. However, I do stand by what I said that this book has potential but I feel that it lacked the sense of adventure and mystery that it could have wowed the readers with. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com