Reviews written by Jillian Van Leer

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May 14, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Adorable and fun read!

Delightfully cute, romantic and sweet, this book is a great ready for young YA readers (and even older ones) who enjoy a clean read! What I loved: Abbey is completely relate able as a sophomore in high school dealing with the typical high school...

May 14, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Very entertaining for the whole family!

This was the first Claude book my family and I have read, and we loved it! Funny and entertaining for the entire family, it's sure to be a fun addition to any young library! With bright illustrations and a comical dog named Claude, this book was a hit...

May 14, 2014 (Updated: May 14, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Incredibly Emotional

First of all, I must say that although this book is incredibly disturbing and left me extremely emotional, I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to read it. What I loved: I loved how raw this book is. Though it was...

May 13, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Kept me on the edge of my seat!

Oh my goodness. This book. THIS book. Right from the beginning it starts with a bang and it literally never stops until the end. What a thrilling, kept me on the edge of my seat ride that I wish I could take again! ...

May 13, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wow!!!

I was so excited to get this book to review and as soon as I started it, I couldn't put it down. I was quite pleased with this book, although (and I do not want to give away any spoilers here) it did not end the way I thought...

April 15, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Another great Armentrout book!

I will read anything by J.L. Armentrout. ANYTHING. So, obviously I could not wait to get my hands on this book! She did not disappoint (as usual). What I loved: I really enjoyed Sam's character. I am all for characters...

April 15, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Gritty and Satisfying

Now this was a great book! Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Enterprises Australia for the opportunity to read and review this book! Jess such a strong character. She has a life pretty much set up for her, but she wants more. She doesn't necessarily...

April 15, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Raw, Gritty and Honest!

I was very interested in this book and want to thank Netgalley and Indie linked for giving me the chance to read and review it! What I loved: I really enjoyed how "real" the book was. Leslie does not have a perfect home...

April 15, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Perfect ending the the series.

I'm a HUGE Julie Kagawa fan. I adore her Iron Fairy series, and I was completely hooked on the Blood of Eden series as soon as I started. Thank you so much Netgalley and Harlequin Teen, for the opportunity to read and review this book. ...

March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Amazing detail!

Not only does this book have tons of information about dinosaurs in it, there is even information about paleontologist, geologists, artists, and other dinosaur specialist that have helped in the making of this documentary and movie. Very cool book with TONS of information! Fun for...

March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Full of information!

WOW! This book is full of tons of facts about all the dinosaurs from the hit movie! The book follows the story line of the movie, with informative bits on certain parts. All dinosaur lovers will love getting a fresh new look on some dinosaurs! ...

March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
fun reusable stickers!

A fun addition to any dinosaur lovers book collection. This book, full of reusable stickers, is based on the movie 'Walking with Dinosaurs'. The stickers are reusable, so the fun is endless! You make the story, so the possibilities are aplenty! A...

March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Wonderful story of friendship

In this 'I Can Read level 2' book, we have Patchi and his friend Juniper, separated from their families during the Great Migration to the Winter Ground. This story is a wonderful chance for young readers to show off their new reading skills (with some help if needed) and...

March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Pictures are a bit scary

Another great addition to the Walking With Dinosaurs movie tie-in books. This book focuses on Patchi and his family as they migrate to the Winter Ground. Honestly, some pictures scared me a bit. I'm sure children who've seen the movie have already seen these photos,...

March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Great lesson!

Complete with your very own 3-D glasses, fans of the movie will love this tie-in book about Patchi. This book follows Patchi as he is attacked by another dinosaur and gets lost, seeing many other dinosaurs along the way. While this might be a bit scary...

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