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

Tithe (Modern Tale of Faerie Series #1)

Tithe (Modern Tale of Faerie Series #1) - I wouldn’t recommend this book to myself if I was still a teenager. The characters in the book wouldn’t be good influences to those at the same age; they smoked, drank liquor, cursed, and other unscrupulous behavior. I also don’t think it was appropriate to have a mom who lets her kid do whatever the hell she wants; major parental irresponsibility!But reading it from an adult’s point of view, this book wasn’t so bad. It was mostly a love story. Although, I didn’t feel much connection between Kaye and Roiben; their relationship wasn’t clearly describe on why and how they seemed to connect. They didn’t show much of longing and being deeply drawn to each other. I guess it somehow lacked building up the momentum of their relationship. There wasn’t something solid that proved any unfathomable love between them. I did love the humor they churn at each other, though. Aside from that, since this was focused on romance, there wasn’t much adventure. It was straight-forward mystery-solving, riddle-answering, faerie-politics-and-war type of tale. Modern as it is said, since it’s established in a sort of dark urban environment. I am still a bit undecided with my rating, I liked it, but it was somehow ok. But then I think about when this was published, which was originally during 2002; where I think not much tales like Holly Black’s were written. If I had read this as early as it was published I would have given this a perfect 5! But since I have read other much enthralling books that have been published lately, I’ll settle with liking it.I do admire Holly Black for being brave enough to write a book this dark that I know she’d probably already expected the cynicism that parents would feel with the edginess of the tale that might appear excessively sinister for teens. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com