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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
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Dance of Shadows
Yelena Black
Ink
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Jesse's Girl - Miranda Kenneally
"Family can't always fix a difficult situation, and everybody makes mistakes. We shouldn't expect perfect. But we can hope that the people we love love us enough to try to make it right."

Miranda Kenneally has truly become one of my go-to authors for sweet contemporary stories. Whenever I need a break from devouring fantasy stories, I always turn to her books. Her first book, Catching Jordan while not a favorite of mine, had interesting characters that intrigued me. The kind of light, easy-read story that it was, lead me to read the next book, and the next book, the book after that and so on. And while each book introduces different sets of characters, seeing that it happens at the same environment, plus finding them connected with each other in some way, was fascinating.

Jesse's Girl is probably the lightest story of all the Hundred Oaks books to date for me. It doesn't have as much drama as the others and yet still remains an enjoyable book to read. I guess it's because Maya reminded me so much about myself when I was her age. I was too insecure and too intimidated to do something I had always dreamed of wanting to do. I felt I wasn't good enough for it to happen. But you know what they say about dreams.. If it doesn't scare you, it's not big enough. So watching her chase after it made me really happy for her.

The love story was already set in the beginning, you already know they're going to end up together. And to be honest, there isn't much to say about it. It was cute, but not the kind that will leave me in a puddle of goo for giggling and fan girling too much.

What I appreciate most about this story is how it showed the importance of family, in all forms (you'll get what I mean once you read it). And of course, following your dreams.

Jesse's Girl is a feel good, minimal drama story that will make any dreamer want to pursue their goals even more.

*Thank you, Sourcebooks Fire, and NetGalley for granting my request to view Jesse's Girl.

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