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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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Radiant Darkness

Radiant Darkness - Emily Whitman I said it once, actually more than once, but I’ll say it again: I just love re-tellings! I love it when authors turn the bad guys to good; turning their characters and their stories into a deeper and more interesting tale that feels so sweet and intriguing.How sweet was this tale! I’ve known about Hades and Persephone’s story but I never really gave it that much consideration. And reading Radiant Darkness has let me see a whole new side to the story. During the first few pages I have to admit that it was kind of annoying to read about Persephone’s life while she lives with her mother, Demeter. She was basically the kid who wants to grow up and her over-protective mother couldn’t or wouldn’t see that years have been passing by and her daughter’s no longer a little girl. It was a bit of a cliché but I gave it a shot. And, boy, am I glad I did. As the story progressed, Radiant Darkness just grew on me. And I found myself loving it in the end.I was awed with how Whitman was able to incorporate the original mythological tale, not missing one bit of detail, of Hades and Persephone and twist it into something that runs deeper than it was evidently told. I can definitely say that this book is a memorable one. It may be light but the subtlety of it made it interesting and enjoyable. Really refreshing! For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com