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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

Currently reading

Uncommon Criminals
Ally Carter
Dance of Shadows
Yelena Black
Ink
Amanda Sun

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)

City of Glass - Cassandra Clare One. Four. Three… The three numbers that comes into my mind when I think of City of Glass. It’s more than just the simple I LOVE YOU [Jace] LOL!ONE word I keep muttering as I was finishing the book : WOW!FOUR syllable word I said after turning over the last page : IN–CRED–I–BLE!THREE words that can sum up how I feel about this novel : ALL TIME FAVORITE!*Sigh* I’ve always loved the character of the Mortal Instruments, so I was very pleased to see them grow here in City of Glass. Even though I had uncertainties about the second book, City of Ashes, Clare did not disappoint me here. Everything was just as I wanted it. I love how unpredictable this has turned out to be. Really! There were some events that I just went, “Whoa! I did not see that coming!” or “Wwwwhaaaattt??? No way!” or I would just eventually find myself gasping, laughing, giggling or unconsciously be holding my breath. And since I’m such a sucker for happy endings, I love how this ended. As for Clare’s writing, it is rather remarkable. Okay, I will yield to those who said there are similarities with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. But as one my favorite authors, Shannon Hale, wrote on one of her blogs, when you’re starting as a writer/author, you get some of your inspiration from your favorite novels and authors. And sometimes, you’ll even write similarly to them, and it’s okay because eventually you will find your own writing style. Those aren’t her exact words but somehow that’s how I understood it. Anyway, my point is I finally saw what she was trying to say through Clare’s books, sure, they had somewhat similar notions with the villains, or the recognition of character traits from HP here as well but despite the resemblance, it has its own plot which is unique and captivating. Moving on, I’d just like to say that I have developed an emotional attachment towards this series and I will definitely never forget the experience I’ve had with reading it. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com