Reviews written by Jillian Van Leer

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October 28, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Kagawa does it again!

First of all let me just say that I would read anything Julie Kagawa writes. I mean anything. I have fallen in love with all her previous series, so I was super pumped to read this new series! And it's about dragons. Dragons? Yes, dragons....

October 07, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Best one by K.A. Tucker so far in my opinion!

Oh my word. I love K.A. Tucker. I have gobbled up her Ten Tiny Breaths series, so I was frantically excited to read and review this one. I was blown away. The book switches back and forth between Water and Jesse's point of views....

August 25, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
They're back!

George and Harold are back! My two boys (ages 9 and 7) are HUGE Captain Underpants fans. So, I was delighted when I received this book for review. Probably not as excited as my boys though. We got to reading right away. This...

August 21, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Holy Hot Romance!

The first chapter of this book I thought I had mistakenly picked up a paranormal. The way people were acting about the band had me wondering. I kept reading though and I'm so glad I did! What I loved: Riley. Riley is an accountant....

August 21, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
For Minnie Mouse & Fashion lovers!

This book is both adorable and informative! Young Minnie Mouse lovers will love the bright illustrations and the adventure that Minnie embarks on. Not only does the reader get to read about Minnie Mouse, but they also learn about some of the greatest attractions in Paris! Visit...

August 05, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I couldn't put this book down!

To say that I loved this book is a complete understatement. From the beginning I was laughing out loud and fell in love with Dallas and Carson from the get go. What I loved: I absolutely loved how awkward Dallas is. Her...

August 05, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I could not get enough of this book

I'm not a huge football fan, but I love football. Does that make sense? Let me rephrase that. I don't really understand football, but I love to go to the games. I love Friday Night Lights. This book just did it for me. Love!...

August 05, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Katie McGarry never disappoints!

If you've read my past reviews for Katie McGarry books, you know I'm a huge fan. *cough* ISAIAH *cough* I was extremely excited to be able to review the 4th book of the Pushing the Limits series and I was not disappointed. What I loved: ...

August 05, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Great conclusion to the series!

I have been in love with this series from the start. I adore every single character and have grown quite attached to them. I was both excited, and very sad to see this series end. What I loved: Awesome female leads. ...

July 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fun read

I have to say first off that I have not read the first book in The Ivy Chronicles and I was able to follow along seamlessly with this book. That being said, I am sad that I missed the whole back story on a few of the characters. ...

July 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
OH wow...the feels!

Holy heart break. This book. THIS book. First of all, Bettina is amazing. She doesn't realize it, but she really is. I was so excited for her when she started dating Brady. He was so loving and kind to her. And then he wasn't....

July 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Great paranormal read

I haven't really read any paranormal books in awhile, so I was super excited to read this one. And better yet, I had no idea what kind of paranormal we were talking about here. I just love that mystery. Something different, not the usual, and the back...

July 17, 2014
Just scary enough for young thrill seekers!

My 8 year old LOVED this book. While a few of the shorter stories the kids told scared him, he said it was a good "scared" and not a "too scared". This book is great for young readers who want a little extra excitement in their read. ...

July 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Silly and Entertaining

I used to watch Fetch! growing up and I loved the show, so I was super excited to read this book with my kids. It's cute, silly and entertaining, just like the show. I was not disappointed! The story line is cheesy, just like the...

July 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Great for young readers!

First of all can I just say how bright and amazing the illustrations are?! Seriously. Every page is enveloped in wonderful color that grabs your attention. We loved the illustrations! This is a cute tale of two friends who go on a walk. ...

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