Reviews written by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager

402 results - showing 106 - 120
« 1 ... 6 7 8 9 10 ... 27 » 
 
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 19, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Smart Fun

Beautiful illustrations and a strong plot line make this an interesting book for young readers. The excellent financial lessons (living within a budget, approaching money needs with an entrepreneurial spirit, and factoring in the cost of supplies when figuring out profit) are made easily accessible to kids. The...

Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 19, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Charming

Fans of the Fancy Nancy books (and new readers as well) will love this collection of six classic Fancy Nancy stories. Each story presents scenarios that young readers can relate to (staying up past bedtime and paying for it the next day, struggling to do a school assignment with a...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Heartbreakingly Beautiful

What I Loved: I finished reading over an hour ago, and I still don't know how to sum up my thoughts. IF YOU FIND ME is at once heartbreaking, compelling, insightful, and achingly beautiful. The story wrapped around me from the first page and wouldn't let me go, even...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 17, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Lively & Fun

In this beautifully illustrated book, a little duckling refuses to stop trying to befriend a cat and insists on calling the cat "duck." Young readers will be amused as they will immediately be "in" on the fact that the duckling is mistaking the cat for a fellow duck. The rhyme...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 17, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Adorable

Not That Tutu is an adorable book full of lively illustrations that are sure to engage young readers. My toddler also wears her tutu to bed, to the store, outside, and basically everywhere, so this story was perfect for her. She was instantly drawn to the cover (which has a...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 17, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Fun!

This clever book explores what it means to be different from those around you and to have a unique talent that you haven't yet discovered. It also cleverly teaches the difference between a period, a question mark, and an exclamation mark. Young readers will be fascinated by the exclamation mark's...

Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 17, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Funny, Heartbreaking, & Compelling

What I Loved: This book is hard to put down, and it's all because of the narrator, Blaze. She's funny, addicted to comic books (vintage ones, thank you very much), and loyal to her loved ones. She's also blind or too willing to forgive the people she hopes will...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 14, 2013
Last updated: March 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fun!

What I Loved: POISON is a fun fairy-tale that moves along at a swift pace without delving too deeply into the dark, grim themes that are often found in YA fantasy. Because the fight scenes are swift and everyone lives to either go to prison or fight another day,...

Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Colorful Fun

Trolls vs. Cowboys in the Arctic is another fun installment in the Mega Mash-up series. The illustrations are colorful and full of life and are stylistically reminiscent of the show Johnny Test. The adventure is action-packed, a little bit silly, and guaranteed to keep young readers engaged with the story...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Insightful and Compelling

What I Loved: FLOWERS IN THE SKY isn't the kind of book I'd usually be drawn to, but I'm so glad I read it. I loved so many things about it. First of all, the setting (both the seaside town of Samana in the Dominican Republic and the neighborhood...

Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

The Next Judy Moody!

Fans of Judy Moody, Clementine, and Ramona will love the Starring Jules series. Jules is a girl who colors outside the lines and is fortunate enough to have parents who embrace and encourage her uniqueness. Her grandmother is also hugely supportive of her. Young readers will relate to Jules' difficulties...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

A Fabulous Adventure

What I Loved: FREAKS is a fast-paced adventure that never loses the heart of its very unusual characters. I really enjoyed the page-turning suspense. This book is impossible to put down for two reasons--we care about the main characters, and we aren't at all sure they can save the...

Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Heartwarming Fun

What I Loved: This is a charming, thoroughly engaging story that should keep young readers turning pages eagerly. The narrative is lively and easy to read without talking down to the reader. The characters are interesting (even the animals have lovely personalities), and the adventures Lulu and Mellie get...

Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fabulous

What I Loved: THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH is a worthy sequel to last year's fabulous THE NAME OF THE STAR. It's just as suspenseful, funny, and full of lovely, vivid details that bring the story to life. The pacing is perfect. Both the internal and external conflict escalate...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by CJ Redwine, Staff and Social Media Manager     March 06, 2013
Last updated: March 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

The Adventure Continues

What I Loved: DEATH, DOOM, AND DETENTION is a fast-paced adventure full of action and intrigue. Something went wrong, something escalated the conflict, in every chapter. The conflict itself is layered. There are relationships in peril and family bonds that are strained. And of course there are fierce outside...

402 results - showing 106 - 120
« 1 ... 6 7 8 9 10 ... 27 » 
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

Category: Kids Fiction
In this adorable follow-up to Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen, Sadie teaches her little...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Jaded high school Junior and detention hall regular Larissa Locke has a recurring dream in which creatures sneak into her...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
LOS_EscapeFromAmazon_.jpg
Category: Young Adult Indie
In a world where class distinction means the difference between life and death, being on the Harvest List is the...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sometimes the best lessons can’t be taught. High school senior Charlotte, aka Charlie, isn’t looking forward to her last year...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Reeling from her mother's death, Georgia has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or enjoy life right now,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two long years, what’s mattered are cacao pods. The more Amadou can...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Make him pay, Bayley. Make him pay. "It’s as if the wooden chest is luring me, urging me to open...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Witches of Armour Hill: Switch cover art
Category: Young Adult Indie
Margaret May Reis knows how strange she is; people have been telling her for years. At sixteen years old, though,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does—and...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Balthazar “Balt” Tymlyn – a fourteen-year-old, scientific genius – has jury-rigged and programmed his touch-screen phone, enabling it to detect...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Kendall's Secret is Christian fiction for teens. Kendall’s world revolves around her family, the church youth band, and an...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.” Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
"It's not that serious"…”You'll get over it" are common responses to the thoughts and feelings expressed by adolescents. Honestly, their...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their...
 
3.7
 
4.8 (3)
Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
MARKS-DarknessBrutal-500.jpg
Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Cast out by her kingdom and far from home, she's the Kanin people's only hope. Bryn Aven - unjustly charged...
 
0.0
 
4.3 (1)