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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 Peculiars

The Peculiars - Maureen Doyle McQuerry When I requested this over at NetGalley, I found the plot interesting but I didn’t give it that much thought. And yet, as soon as I started reading it, I couldn’t help but admire Maureen Doyle McQuerry for writing this book. McQuerry introduces readers to the life of Lena, a girl who was born with abnormally sized hands and feet, not to mention an extra joint in each finger, searching for her father and probing for answers about a part of herself that’s been burning inside her for so long. Is she a Peculiar or not? Peculiars are people with unusual characteristics that are deemed unacceptable to the society. On her decision to search for her father, she embarks on a journey like nothing she’s ever seen before.I’m not particularly a fan of Lena. She’s too impulsive on my account, because just when I thought she’s done something good, she goes about doing something else stupid the next. Doesn’t she ever learn? Anyway, I am absolutely blown away by the adventure the characters partook. I can imagine the journey Lena boards in with Mr. Beasley, Jimson and Merilee was really exciting. It feels like watching one of those movies where the characters are up in the air riding some flying vehicle and it’s all windy and they’re overlooking a beautiful scenery down below, far and wide [and with the usual matching theme music]. Sweet!You know the little trivia some people say that a person should learn at least one new word each day? Well, you’ll discover more than one with this book. I appreciated the education I got over reading the Peculiars. Even though I had to do research while reading it, add the frustrating fact that all the words I was looking for were written at the back. Really, Maureen? You could’ve said it was there and spared me the hassle! LOL. Kidding. I really liked how unique this book turned out to be. At first when I read the words “unusual characteristics,” I thought I was in for some sort of X-Men-like story, and I am so glad that it was so different from what I thought it would turn out to be. I still have a lot of questions unanswered in the end but overall, the Peculiars is a book definitely worth reading. I’m already looking forward to book II, oh yeah, the journey just barely begun!