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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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Girl of Nightmares  - Kendare Blake “I love her.”
“She’s dead.”
“That doesn’t mean to me what it does to other people.”

I’ve been editing this review for several hours now. Most of my thoughts give out the entire story of the book. A few spoilers here and there would have been fine but where my thoughts were going? Well, it just might ruins the whole book those who haven’t read it yet. So instead, I’m going to keep this short but be warned, it still has spoilers.

I barely recognized the Cas I witnessed here in Girl of Nightmares. The Cas I knew from Anna Dressed in Blood seemed like a long forgotten shadow of a person over how Cas is behaving now. I get that he’s heartbroken, and I sympathize. But that doesn’t mean I’d let him wallow in his misery. I needed his spark back.

Girl of Nightmares has taken a whole new step – from a simple love struck ghost hunter to a world of people using the power of the athame for reasons they believe is right. It was a little unnerving to find that this story took a turn from hunting ghosts to finding a replacement for Cas as the wielder of the athame. How did we get to that point anyway? Is it because he’s defying the Order? But hasn’t he been doing that for the most part of his life? His dad did the same thing anyway and this is the only time the Order thought of doing so? Maybe I overlooked some parts of the book…

While Anna Dressed in Blood was spooky and yet filled with awesome action scenes, Girl of Nightmares is downright creepy and a little disturbing for my taste, with all the blood, sacrifices, cults, and did I mention blood? Yeah… like, lots and lots of blood! *shudders*

I think it was clear from the start that Cas and Anna’s relationship (if we could call it that) was doomed before it even began. His obsession over finding her again was a little too extreme, but I can’t deny that he’s the ever determined Cas I once knew [and I still admire him for that]… it just threw me off a bit.

Let’s face the fact that a love story between a ghost and a human, albeit a ghost hunter, is unlikely to have a happy ending. And although it was sad… I see this a fitting ending.

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