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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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Shatter Me

Shatter Me  - Tahereh Mafi I didn’t like Shatter Me outright at first. It has an amazing cover [which I still have no idea how it correlates with the story] and an interesting premise [that really catches the attention of any reader who loves dystopian novels] but the first chapters didn’t seem sensible. It only took me a few moments to realize how badly blinded I was of what I was missing.As I dove through the chapters, I saw a world that has gone badly [as any dystopian story goes] and a heroine who’s struggling to find her place, along with a strong set of characters that readers would either love to love or love to hate.Juliette has been locked up for a murder she didn’t realize she has committed because of her gift. I was so fixated on getting things to pass on to a more interesting level that I was so insensitive of the fact that Juliette was on the edge of insanity. Poor girl. When I grasped this, every time I read her thoughts just makes me want to hug her and lull her to sleep; a broken girl, so vulnerable and lonely. And then along came Adam… Ooooh! Adam, Adam, Adam. If Santa asks, I’d like an Adam Kent wrapped up in a box as my Christmas present. LOL. Anyway, I really like how deep Juliette and Adam’s relationship is; a little to fast and the typical “love at first sight” kind of romance, but I was drawn to how much emotion they poured out towards each other. I kind of have mixed feelings over their scenes though. I may’ve rolled my eyes in some dramatic, heart-pouring situations; went giddy over their make-out sessions, and laughed at some as well but I was glad to have them together. I feel like there is not Juliette without Adam and there is no Adam without his Juliette. They were perfect together.I somehow pity Warner. Being a villain of course I hate him as well, but I feel like there’s a lot of things unsaid about him and I’d like to know more.Mafi’s writing may be a little rough for me but I can’t deny that she has potential. I’m sure with this debut novel, her skills will continue to develop and I’m looking forward to seeing more of her work.I wasn’t completely sold about the ending. It kind of feels a little too “X-Men”, not that there’s anything wrong with that; it just takes much of the freshness of the tale out of it. But I’d still like to see how the whole story would revolve into. I do feel like this book has given me a very exciting adventure. With blazing guns and nerve-wrecking escapes, heart-pounding chases and sweet romance, likeable characters and dastardly villains, not to mention a heroine with a supernatural gift, what’s not to like about Shatter Me?