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Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking

Release Date: March 17, 2010
Publisher: Lulu
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 266


Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack's unlike anyone she's ever met.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he's around. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

But falling for two very different guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood...

My Review:

My Blood Approves is a quick paranormal read that sucked me in from the beginning, although I’m still not certain why even now writing this review I just can’t figure it out.

The book begins with Alice and her very promiscuous friend Jane (though I don’t know why Alice is friends with her) trying to get into a club however as they are underage they are denied and entry and decide to walk home down a dark street which is really smart. Anyway these weird crazy guys start following them ready to attack. Then suddenly a car comes out of nowhere and the driver gets out and scares the pants out of the guys, who run off. The girls’ saviour is Jack who tells the girls to get in his car and proceeds to take the girls for coffee. During this coffee session Jack seems to really like Alice much to Jane annoyance. From this first meeting Jack and Alice are kind of inseparable and it soon becomes apparent to the reader that there is something different about Jack (women all swoon over him, his skin temperature is a bit weird, he only goes out at night), he’s a vampire (which is kind of obvious from the title) however it takes Alice a fairly large part of the book to finally find out what Jack is. Alice is soon meeting Jack’s family including his brother who Alice has an instant attraction to (there is a reason) even though she also really likes Jack, can someone say love triangle, who will she choose?

Overall I enjoyed this book however there were a few things that irked me I mean I could not relate to Alice at all, she was obsessive about Jack waiting for him to text her, thinking about him all the time even when she went to school all she did was daydream about him and his family. When she did get home from school she would go straight out again with Jack, I surprised she even went to school why bother when she did nothing. I guess this may be hard for me to understand being a self confessed nerd but who does that? The plot was slow paced and was a tad predictable, it had some definite parallels to twilight and other paranormal books.

Whilst my blood approves is not breaking new ground I found it hard to put down, the book sucked me in and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I think I will pick up the next instalment in the series.
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