Reviews written by Jillian Van Leer

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March 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Wonderful tie-in to the movie!

This book, ideal for young readers learning how to read, is a great addition for any dinosaur lover. With realistic pictures, and a great story, young dinosaur fans will rejoice when they read this book! Ideal for young children learning how to read, there are a...

March 12, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Steamy romance!

I absolutely loved Ten Tiny Breaths (the first book in this series), so i was stoked to get the opportunity to read and review this book via Netgalley. First of all I loved getting an update on my favorite characters from Ten Tiny Breaths. I love when...

March 12, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
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Sweet romance

I missed out on My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, but I was able to pick this book up and read through without being confused. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all about Alessandra, Cat, Austin and the rest of the characters. I think the book is well written...

March 12, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fast paced once it gets going!

I am going to be honest up front here. I started this book a few weeks back and put it down after the first few chapters because I was a bit confused and wasn't sure where this book was going. I picked it back up the other day...

March 12, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sizzling Romance!

I'm a huge Julie Cross fan (*ahem* Tempest series), so I was excited to get an eARC of this book to review. Thank you Random House and Netgalley. Isabel is a child doctor prodigy waiting to get into her dream residency program (at the age of 18!), when...

March 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Outstanding debut!

I had the absolute honor of reading this book a few years ago as M.G. was writing it, and I was completely blown away by it. I remember emailing her asking for the next chapter and she would say "I'm still writing it!" and I was all "hurry up!"....

February 25, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Great sequel! Can't wait for more!

I could not wait to start this book after reading the first in the series, and Sadie Hayes did not disappoint! What I loved: Amelia really takes charge and starts standing up for herself. I loved how Amelia becomes even stronger. She...

February 25, 2014 (Updated: February 25, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unique and intriguing!

I was hooked on this book from page 1. What an exciting, unique series that I could not put down. What I loved: Amelia is extremely smart. I loved how the main female character actually has brains and was not spent on...

February 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Surprising conclusion to The Hunt series!

I have to be honest. I wasn't sure if I could read this book or not. Aster the first book in the series, I was a bit creeped out. However, I read the second book and knew I just had to finish the series! ...

February 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fantastic companion to the series!

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Wait for You, so I was super excited to read the next book in the series. While I was sad that we weren't getting another story about Cam & Avery, I was not at all disappointed because they are in...

January 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
THIS is how you end a trilogy!

I highly loved the first 2 books in this series, and could not wait for INTO THE STILL BLUE. I'm kind of a Perry fangirl, (okay, more like a Perry stalker, but whatever), and I need to know how his story ends. And yes, I need to know...

January 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Worth the read

I was really excited to read this book. The premise sounded unique and I was looking for something different to read. While I had my problems with the book, I did enjoy it, especially more towards the end. I did have a few issues with this book,...

January 07, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Realistic and engaging!

First of all, I will read ANYTHING Nyrae Dawn writes. I have loved all of her books so far, and this one is no exception. I missed the second book of the series, so I had to just jump right in to the this book, but it didn't...

December 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Swoon!

I have to be honest. I'm late to the Miranda Kenneally world. This was my first book to read of hers, and my goodness, why did I wait so long? First of all, the writing style is outstanding. I literally felt like I was in Hundred...

December 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Adorably funny with a great message!

Who would even think that a rhinoceros would make a great addition to a ranch? Cowboy Boyd does and he fights for his steed to become a member of the Double D Ranch. My children and I absolutely loved this book. First off, it allowed us to...

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