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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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The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1)

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1) - Sarah J. Maas The Assassin and the Pirate Lord is one of four (not sure if there will be more) short stories Sarah J. Maas offers her readers of a glimpse into Celaena Sardothien’s life as the kingdom’s greatest assassin . I’m going to keep this short and simple. AWESOME BOOK. READ IT!The end.... just kidding! Let me elaborate.This is one of the few short stories that actually make most of those 500plus-paged books promising action, adventure and romance look like crap! I’m not going to mention which... *cough* [insert book over 500 pages that you didn’t like] *cough*Ms. Maas introduces us to Celaena, a girl who’s not afraid to admit she’s the best and that she deserves the best. Finally, a protagonist who’s not meek and all that stereotypical heroines who always feel like they’re the biggest losers in life! Of course I like those kinds of characters too [not most of the time] but it’s really nice to find some other personality for a change. Sure, Celaena’s kind of arrogant, vain and spoiled... she’s a b**** too sometimes but you know what I like about her? She’s fearless! And no, I’m not saying she’s not afraid of anything, but she damn well knows how to conquer them. I really love that she’s not the typical heroine; she likes to pamper herself, wears expensive clothes and stuff, she knows she’s beautiful and that her beauty is a weapon as deadly as her blades and skills, but she also has a good heart. Who says those things don’t mix?Celaena is only one of the few good reasons to read this book. Another would be, of course, the story itself. I’m not going to any more details but I can say that with less than a hundred pages, you get an adventure of a lifetime; a simple one though, but remarkable nonetheless. Maas’s writing is incredibly gripping; it’s very simple yet vivid and likable. I really like the action scenes and the almost-love story between Celaena and Sam [do I sense a spark between these two or what?]. Reading the Assassin and the Pirate Lord just makes me more impatient to read Throne of Glass. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/