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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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Eona

Eona  - Alison Goodman I gotta say this was a hefty book to read. Before I started Eona, looking at the number pages, I was wishing it would not drag because I had the growing feeling that I might not be able to finish it if so. I really liked Eon so I would hate to miss out the ending of this story.Thankfully Eona had a faster pace than I expected. It was still slow but Eona and the gang – okay scratch that, gang doesn’t really fit the theme – make that company, troop, or whatever, encounter several trials along the way to defeat High Lord Sethon and his army. There’s the whole imbalance of the earth, death of friends, Dillon going crazy, Kinra’s (Eona’s ancestor) visions, not to mention the torn-between-two-lovers scheme among Eona, Prince Kygo and Lord Ido... It’s a lot to take in and trust me that’s not even half of what else is going on in this book.I really felt sorry for Eona throughout her journey. It’s not enough that she has to adjust from living and acting like a boy to finally becoming the girl she truly was, but she also has to deal with her Dragoneye gifts; gifts that seem to have a mind of their own since she can’t use them without: a) the grieving dragons coming at her and her dragon from the celestial world, b) having the perfidious urge to grab the Imperial Pearl from the love of her life’s throat, c) considering she’s an untrained Dragoneye, her dragon powers are useless until she can control it herself and not kill an entire town. The list just goes on. I can see the reason behind her stupid decisions and the fact that she has a hard time trusting people around her, and yet problems just seem to keep piling up. Give the girl a break here! Sheesh!I understand that a lot of things are new to Eona, most especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Although, I have to give it her for catching the eyes of two of the most powerful men in the empire! Kygo being the rightful heir to the throne, is torn between choosing his duty as the Prince and the woman he loves, while Ido, although shows attraction for Eona, feels his power as a Dragoneye is more important than anything else and yet he risks everything to rescue Eona when the time came. Go ahead, girl, flatter yourself! LOL.This book not only showcased a very interesting love affair, but also illustrated matters of war, history and mythology among others. I was really fascinated over the real story behind the Dragoneyes’ powers and all the things that came crashing down on Eona about Kinra’s time as the Mirror Dragoneye before her.Again, Alison Goodman’s world building skills were truly commendable. The action scenes were awesome as well and her writing, although long and descriptive in a way, was beautiful all the same. I have to say this was a very fitting ending to this duology. It was a little sad at some point but just like how Eona and Kygo had felt, I agree that their decision was the right thing to do even with all the sacrifices that had to be made. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/