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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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Grave Mercy

Grave Mercy  - Robin LaFevers, R.L. LaFevers Grave Mercy kind of reminds me of the time I read the Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas. I was expecting action and suspense, not mystery and political assaults. Only the difference is, unlike my disappointment with the Three Musketeers, I actually had fun reading Grave Mercy. Probably because I read the Three Musketeers at such a young age (I think I was about 8 or 9 years old then) where I was naive and ignorant about the topic so the book didn’t particularly catch my interest. I think I should reread it to see if I still feel the same way.Anyway... so yeah, Grave Mercy. And may I just say WOAH! I absolutely LOVE it! With just one book, I am fan of Robin LaFevers! Her writing style is just incredible! I’m not much of a mystery-fan and politics is definitely not my favorite subject so I don’t know what makes this book so gripping for me... but I don’t care! Oh it’s just so fabulous! *fan-girl moment*Alright, I’m calming down now... Let’s get down to business.Grave Mercy introduces us to a broken-spirited girl named Ismae. She’s been saved from an abusive father and a husband she has just been sold and “married” to. She finds refuge in the convent of St. Mortain where the sisters worship the ancient gods. Now here is where Ismae’s life turns around. She finds out that she is blessed by the god of Death and is gifted with extraordinary gifts. What is her profession? Well, she’s one of those lovely assassins trained to do His bidding! Now you see why I expected an action packed story. Assassins! I did get some action of course, but not as heavily as I thought it would be. It was more of mystery solving and learning the game of politics...and a sweet, sweet, SWEET romantic story. I still feel all giddy and I giggle like a school girl over the romance between Ismae and Gavriel. It’s rare to find myself being all hopelessly romantic over book characters but I couldn’t help myself when it came to these two. I even found myself anticipating the time that they’d actually... you know. *Snicker*...and as much as that moment was sweet and I hear myself go “finally!” *LOL*, it was also a teeny bit awkward given the situation Gavriel was in. (I know it’s vague, read the book to find out. *chuckle*)I really didn’t see a love story forming here but I feel incredibly rewarded! I love them both. In fact, I love a lot of the characters in this book; each one all the more interesting. And just as Ismae struggles to find out who she should trust, readers get the same confusion of trying to find out who is deceiving and who is telling the truth.I strongly recommend Grave Mercy. You don’t often come across a historical fiction like this and I think this is going to be a series worth looking out for, filled with plots and characters like no other.*Thank you Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Netgalley for the copy of Grave Mercy.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/