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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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Partials (Partials, #1) - Dan Wells Partials is one of those books that you’d feel incredibly grateful that you stuck through it ‘til the end.My first theory about Partials when I saw it was: this human [girl] protagonist would eventually fall for a guy from the enemy lines and then she’ll be a fugitive... blah, blah, blah... love... tragedy...rescue or find a way to be with true love...ending... then wait for the next book. This is one of those moments that I’m so happy I was wrong! What’s even great is that my prediction wasn’t even close to what Partials offered. *laughing like an evil queen in fairy tales*Okay I’m sounding completely like a crazy person... moving on...Partials is more of a plot-driven book. With the growing list of YA books belonging to the Dystopian category (which in Partials case is Dystopian AND Post-Apocalyptic), I’ve gotten used to the character-driven ones (majority of those I’ve read are), so hooray for change! For those who might be planning on reading this and thinking it would fall on some sort of romantic story, you may want to not keep your hopes up on that. There aren’t much gushy scenes here (a few here and there, still I don’t think they count) but that doesn’t make this book less interesting. In fact, you hardly even notice the absence of it. The story itself keeps you on your toes, not to mention the scientific stuff and all that genetic discussions that you’ll encounter. Trust me when I say if you’re not a fan of those then you’ll have to pay close attention as best as you can. Have you ever had that feeling when you’re watching a movie that you come to a scene where you can’t make sense of what the characters are talking about but you go along with anyway since you are very eager to see how the entire story ends? Well, that’s kind of how Partials made me feel. Seriously, I feel like one of those characters from Japanese Anime cartoons with blood running down their noses when Kira was explaining her research! LOL. Now don’t be intimidated, it’s not that hard to understand, the author has done his best to explain it in the simplest terms, it is just a little out of my field so I had to reread a few lines back.Anyway, I guess I was pretty much caught up by the plot more than the characters. I’m not saying they’re not memorable, Kira’s a fine protagonist. I just didn’t have that much chance to get to know her deeper. Forgivable, given that her role in saving the human race from extinction is far more important than discovering her inner personality. I’m not a fan of her boyfriend though. The other characters where pretty much okay considering what role they play, but I do believe that Samm and Jayden stood out most. Speaking of Jayden... *sigh* ... Jayden, Jayden, Jayden *shaking head in dismay*. I think he deserved to be given more credit. *sniff*Now to sum up how I feel about Partials, I only need two words: FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!! Readers just have to stick with it and have the patience to go along with some of the technical parts to fully appreciate the story. I know the first part may drag a bit but the wait would definitely be worth it. Partials is a really good book that you wouldn’t want to miss out. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/