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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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Valiant (Modern Tale of Faerie Series #2)

Valiant - Holly Black Valiant, the second book from Holly Black’s “Modern Faerie Tales” series, starts of after Roiben, from Tithe, became King of the Unseelie Court. But the story isn’t about the characters from Tithe; it opens us to the life of Valerie, a human who basically falls in love with a faerie – a troll to be exact. Valiant reminds me of the well-known tale of “Beauty and the Beast”, somehow told in a dark, profane, rebellious world; although, there was a part that the tale was more like “Beast and the Beast” since Val shaved off her head and wasn’t pretty at the moment. The characters of Valiant, I found, are far more interesting than Tithe. Val was a typical teenager who gets screwed on by her boyfriend over her mom. She grew throughout the book and the word “Valiant” truly fits her, she was braving, noble, and had gone through a nightmare just for love. Ravus was unique. When I heard of trolls, I immediately thought big bellied, slimy, disgusting creatures; but Ravus wasn’t. He was a typical faerie, green and fanged; but not disgusting. Luis is a devoted brother. Dave is a Never-drug junkee and Lolli a crazy freak.The plot was somehow slow-paced. More than half of the book showed the deprived life of street kids living by the train tracks, getting high on Never (similar to drugs) – a bit alarming for teenagers to read, yes. Nevertheless, when everything unravelled, I enjoyed the simple adventure.I’m beginning to understand Black’s writing style with this book. I guess I’m somehow used to reading vividly descriptive writing so reading one that expresses more on a conversational method was a bit confusing. Overall, the book is pretty good. It’s not ground-breaking, or full action-packed but enjoyable, intriguing and exciting. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com