Reviews written by Jillian Van Leer

304 results - showing 91 - 105  
« 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 ... »  
Ordering 
 
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Wonderful flow!

What a fun book to read to young children. The flow and rhyme of this book is absolutely perfect. Not only is the book informative (on cranes of course), but it's a fun read that even the youngest reader will understand. Each page has a fun illustration...

Kids Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 15, 2012
(Updated: November 15, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

A fun read!

What a fun story! This story is great to read with young children. It's a fun read, but allows for discussion, too. Not only is Bradley bad, he is very bad. Because of his behavior, Bradley does not get the presents he wants from Santa Claus. ...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 15, 2012
(Updated: November 15, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A delightful twist on Hansel and Gretel

I actually won an eARC of this book via twitter, so I was super excited to get to reading and find out all about Greta and Goblin King! I was not disappointed. The book starts off with Greta tracking down a beast who has kidnapped a young goblin...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 15, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Informative, poetic and lovely!

I wasn't prepared for how lovely this book is. Each page is a poem written for the habitat of a specific animal. So, not only is the book well written and in poem form, but it's informative! The illustrations are unique and fun...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 15, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Dark and Twisted Humor!

This book is incredibly unique. It's a poetic and highly morbid book that children ages 7-10 will love. My 7 year old boy absolutely loved it, my 5 year old, not so much. I think my 7 year old was able to grasp the humor, while my...

Young Adult Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 14, 2012
(Updated: November 14, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Fun book to read!

I have so much love for this book. When I started the book I was surprised at how much like me Julia is. She is definitely not a rule breaker (nor am I) and honestly she needs to just chill out (so do I). So, I...

Kids Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

A silly read with a great lesson!

First of all, we actually say "Oh Nuts!" in our household when something goes wrong, so when I received this book, I had to laugh. And the laughing didn't stop once I opened the book! The three squirrels, Cutesy, Blinky and Bob are jealous of all the animals...

Young Adult Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   November 05, 2012
(Updated: November 05, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fast paced sequel to 'Glow'

'Glow' (Sky Chaser's #1) was my first space dystopian, so it has a special place in my heart. I was excited to read 'Spark' because the end of Glow broke my heart. I was so upset with Kieran's behavior and wasn't sure how I felt about Seth. ...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   October 31, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Another fantastic book in the Iron Fey series!

I'm a complete fan girl of the Iron Fey series (Hello Ash!), so when I heard there would be more coming out I was stoked! I'll be honest, I was a bit leery since The Lost Prince deals with Ethan, Meghan Chase's younger brother, as the main character. ...

Kids Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   October 31, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Cute Halloween story for young ones

With cute pictures, rhyming paragraphs & a bit of a spooky nature, this book is sure to please those young readers who love Halloween. My boys loved the subtle spookiness of the story, but enjoyed how the ghosts are cute and friendly looking. What a great, fun read...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   October 23, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Stunning sequel!

First of all, let me take a deep breath. I'm still trying to recover from reading this book. My goodness, Michelle Hodkin knows how to cut right through me (in good ways and bad). Second, I could not wait to get my hands on this book. ...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   October 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Fun on every page!

What a delightful book! Not only are the illustrations bright, colorful and fun, there are pop-ups on every page! This book is fun for all ages and young children will especially love the rhyme and rhythm of each page. Older children will love how to learn to pronounce...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   October 16, 2012
(Updated: October 16, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Amazing book on Dinosaurs!

Cool book on dinosaurs? Check! Awesome 3-D action? Check! Fun book for the entire family? Check! This book is a must have for any child (or even adult) that loves dinosaurs. Written by a REAL paleontologist, this book is stocked full of facts and fun scenarios of dinosaurs...

Kids Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   October 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Fun & repetitive story!

What a fun story for the entire family! With bright colorful illustrations, fun repetitive pages and lots of Halloween fun, this book is sure to please the youngest of readers. My boys loved yelling "BOO!" after each page. Of course they wanted to read it again, and...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   October 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Awesome devotional for older kids

I love devotionals. Not only can they bring families together, but they can help children (and adults) relate to specific Bible verses in an easy way. When I received this book to review, I was very excited. I love getting these types of books, especially when I...

304 results - showing 91 - 105  
« 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 ... »  
 
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Eight Days on Planet Earth
How long does it take to travel twenty light years...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation
Even monster-battling princesses get tired sometimes! But a peaceful time...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Refugee.jpg
JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany....
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
SwingitSunnyjpg
Summer's over and it's time for Sunny Lewin to enter...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
TheWitchBoy.jpg
In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Let's Investigate with Nate #1: The Water Cycle
Bill Nye the Science Guy meets The Magic School Bus!...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The 12 Dares of Christa
Christa is a holiday junkie. What’s not to love? There’s...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Frazzled: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes
Things are looking up for Abbie Wu: this year she’ll...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Tiger's Watch (Ashes of Gold #1)
Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as a...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Blight
Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
See Fred Run
Learning to read has never been more fun than it...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Solo
From award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kwame...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Being Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #1)
"Most superhero stories start with a meteor shower or...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
How to Disappear
Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ferocious (Vicarious #2)
Paula Stokes returns to the world of Vicarious in...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Monster of Selkirk Book I: The Duality of Nature
Monsters come in many forms, and not everyone knows a...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Eight Days on Planet Earth
 
3.3
""I want to believe." Agent Scully's take from the X files is shown here when a mysterious girl shows up..."
The Witch Boy
 
5.0
"Many of the stories out there deal with girls who go against the grain and want to do what society..."
Swing It, Sunny
 
4.7
"Again Jennifer and Matt Holm prove they are the dynamic duo when it comes to graphic novels and story telling...."
Solo
 
5.0
"Told entirely in verse, Solo is a story full of love, loss, addiction and music. Like Kwame Alexander's previous books,..."
Refugee
 
5.0
"Alan Gratz does it again with Refugee. Gratz knows how to weave historical facts and great story telling flawlessly. Refugee..."
This Savage Song
 
4.0
"This Savage Song is a uniquely peculiar novel that cleverly combines magic, monsters and music. Dark, violent and monstrous, the..."
The 12 Dares of Christa
 
4.3
"'The 12 Dares of Christa' by Marissa Burt is a sweet story of friendship, determination, strength, and forgiveness. Main character..."
Frazzled: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes
 
5.0
"'Frazzled: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes' by Booki Vivat is an adorable, illustrated story that not only proves a fast..."
How to Disappear
 
5.0
"I am so absolutely in love with Sharon Huss Roat. Her books are funny, relatable, and so easily devoured. I..."
David Inside Out
 
5.0
"David Inside Out is a novel about a teenager (David) who is discovering he is gay. In David's high school,..."
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
 
3.7
"I have to admit, it took me a while to get into this one. The characters seemed to me to..."
The Book Thief
 
4.7
"Death as a narrator? What an idea! It was so interesting to see the Second World War from a German..."
Ferocious (Vicarious #2)
 
5.0
"*WARNING: There are no spoilers for FEROCIOUS, but there are spoilers for book 1, VICARIOUS* As a reader, sequels always..."
Blight
 
4.7
"BLIGHT by Alexandra Duncan is the next young adult dystopian novel that will set your world on fire. Torrest Tempest..."
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)
 
5.0
"This book was so unusual and satisfying in so many ways. Then there was the one bit - if you've..."
Mask of Shadows
 
4.0
"MASK OF SHADOWS by Linsey Miller features Sal Leon, a genderfluid thief who wants nothing more than to exact revenge..."
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)
 
3.7
"This one took a while to get into. I didn't warm much to Grace. She didn't seem to have much..."
Everything, Everything
 
3.0
"This story is told in first-person present-tense entirely from the POV of Madeline, who is turning eighteen in the first..."
The Museum of Heartbreak
 
4.7
"I really relate to this book very much. Most especially with Pen. This book was so honest. Many symbolisms but..."
Loved (House of Night Other World series, Book 1)
 
5.0
"Zoe and the Nerd Herd from the House of Night Series have returned for another adventure in LOVED. All of..."