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
I have to admit that the main reason I requested to view this title on Netgalley was because of the artwork. I’m a CG artist by profession so gathering inspiration and viewing all sorts of artwork comes with the job. When I came across the cover of Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood, I was incredibly drawn to it. It’s fantastical, bad-ass, and sexy, albeit a little bloody; it was just alluring!
The story itself was dark and... Well, bloody; definitely living up to what that gorgeous cover seems to promise. As most comics/graphic books go, this was a short read, and the story was laid out as a typical vigilante plot, you know, thirst for justice and whatnot. Accompanying this was the mystery of Robyn’s past and all the prophecy talk that I happen to be still as just clueless about in the beginning up until the end.
Although not as spectacular as I was hoping, Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood comes off to be a notable way of reinventing the classic story of Robin Hood, a thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But, really, what I adore about this is the artwork! Beautiful! Some are too sexy and comes off a cliché image of a female super heroine, or anti-heroine (?), but still beautifully crafted.
*Thank you, Zenescope and NetGalley for the copy of Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood.
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