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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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Uncommon Criminals
Ally Carter
Dance of Shadows
Yelena Black
Ink
Amanda Sun
Becoming Jinn - Lori  Goldstein
Becoming Jinn by its cover doesn’t scream much attention, although the simplicity of the design tells a lot with just that one silver bracelet. The summary on the other hand, gives off a very interesting story to look forward to. The book itself? A very long introduction.

Becoming Jinn tells the story of Azra, a genie-in-training who wishes nothing more than to be a normal person, and by person I mean human. But no one can escape the life of a Jinn.

Azra is a very likable character. Her compassion for the people she loves is commendable. But her impulsiveness makes her all the more relatable.

While I love a good introductory narrative, I find this a little too uneventful and way too much explanatory. It was informative at its best since it gives answers to the most drilling questions about its lore you could think of, but it would have been nice to be balanced with a more definite dilemma at hand, and a more heart stopping situation for our heroine, since most of it was just wrapped up in the mystery of the Jinn world.

I can’t say that nothing really happened either, although it wasn’t as thrilling as I expected, the story did move forward and it progressed to events leading to deeper questioning of Azra’s Jinn ancestry.

The ending was quite a bummer though. I was left thinking, “Wait? That was it?”

With my experience, Becoming Jinn feels like a series that will be providing its readers with an invigorating storyline. The background story alone is already gripping and worth knowing. In spite of it being on the slow side, I am still looking forward to reading more of this Jinn world, and see its potential to grow.

*Thank you, Macmillan, Feiwel and Friends, and NetGalley for granting my request to view Becoming Jinn.

For more of my reviews, please visit my blog:
The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com