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My Blood Approves [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Hocking
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (554 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

This is a young adult paranormal romance with mild language and mild sexual situations recommended for readers in grade 9 and up

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...

Editorial Reviews


Amanda Hocking spins a unique and entrancing paranormal tale. The compelling characters jump off the page. I could not stop reading it. --Coffee Time Romance

About the Author

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

The first four books in her series - My Blood Approves, Fate, Flutter, and Wisdom - are available now.
The first two book in her new paranormal romance the Trylle Trilogy - Switched and Torn - are out now. Her latest book - Hollowland - an paranormal romance with zombies - is out just in time for Halloween.

Product Details

  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace; Second Edition edition (March 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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260 of 284 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Young Adult Title From Indie Writer. April 30, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
(Let me `splain: I made an offer recently on a discussion board to spend the month of May reviewing books from the authors on that board. I told folks that, in this case, I would need their consent since my reviews would be absolutely honest. I didn't want anyone to be blind-sided or to feel they're being picked on since I like hanging out there. I also made it clear I would purchase my own copies to further distance myself from people I do know casually. I'm hoping to promote some new authors, particularly while big name pubs duke it out over e-books, but I won't do that at the expense of honesty. My first obligation and responsibility when I review remains is to the readers.)

My first selection, coming in a few days before the May start date, is The Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking. I selected it because, well, she was one of the first people to give consent, but because I really liked the title. Somehow I missed the fact that she's also a fellow Minnesotan, but that's icing on the cake. I'd called this young adult.

The story follows Alice Bonham as she becomes involves with Jack and then his family. Jack is somewhat mysterious and she's attracted to him, because she's less attracted to him than your average girl. Huh? What I mean is that she sees people looking at him like he's a rock star, and he strikes her as a slightly above average looking, charismatic, guy. She feels drawn to him, sure, and her moods seem to mirror his, but she seems to also see him more realistically than other people they meet. Now, his family is another matter...

I don't think anyone could get through the first scene with Jack, let alone the second, let alone looking at the cover, let alone the title, without knowing Jack's big secret.
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281 of 308 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Amanda!! June 14, 2010
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OK so here goes.. I never write a review for books unless they are just too good to be true! However I read them all the time to see if I want to chance it and download it. I happened upon this book while searching around to try to find a good book to read over the weekend, and hey it was 99 cents so I gave it a shot. WOW I was just blown away!!! Totally hooked from page one and quickly found out as someone previously said it is a young adult book with a adult take which I love to find since I am in my 30's. I really cant believe I am saying this but I enjoyed it more than TWILIGHT... I know I cant believe it either. So we meet Alice who meets Jack and I love how she doesn't just fall all over him like most do. Then we meet Jacks brother Peter and thats when the fun begins with such steamy tension between him and Alice. I read this book in one Saturday and didnt want it to end. I went online to see if Amanda had any other books I could try and was too happy that she had 2 more in this series!! I got them right away and read them in 2 days, trying to find ways to sneak and read it so my husband didnt get mad I wasnt spending time with the family. LOL I just cant wait till August to read the next one and I hope there is much more to come. Trust me read it and you will love it too. And the price of 99 cents is way to low it was worth much more than that!!
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85 of 99 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So...definately not her best piece of work February 28, 2011
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First off, I think Amanda Hocking is a very talented author, I loved the Trylle Trilogy, and I am sure that this series just wasn't her best but there will be more good ones to come.

That being said, I was very disapointed, I gave it 1 star only because she put the work into it and so I felt it deserved at least 1. I could not get through this book, it is too Twilight Saga. The similarities led me to believe she possibly took Stephanie Meyer's work, copied it, and then went and changed some of the details and sequence of events. Let me explain.

We start off with Alice and her friend trying to get into a club. They leave and get chased by a couple guys into a parking garage where Jack suddenly shows up in a car and saves them both. Definitely reminiscent of the scene where Bella is chased by a few guys and Edward suddenly shows up in a car to save the day.

After saving her life Alice and her friend get into the car with Jack where her and Jack discover that they have the same taste in music and, indeed, like the same artists. Again reminiscent of Twilight with Bella and Edward.

We then get to a point where Alice is "different". Jack's charm, so to speak, doesn't have the same effect on Alice as it does everybody else. That would be the part in Twilight where Edward realizes Bella is "different" and he can not hear her thoughts.

As we go on we get to the point where Alice is required to guess what Jack is and, even though it is entirely obvious, she has trouble coming up with the answer. Once again, very Twilight

Eventually we get to another point where Jack is driving a very expensive car that belongs to his brother, similar to the Cullens.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really? March 14, 2011
By Loelle
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While I am not a young adult, I enjoy most YA books that are popular right now, like the Hunger Games, Twilight, etc. However, My Blood Approves makes Stephanie Meyer look like a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist. And while I am on the subject, this book is such a blatant rip off of Twilight, I am not even sure how this was published? The author didnt even bother trying to come up with her own names for characters, she isnt even trying to hide it! The family of vampires that dont kill humans, the 'mother/father' vampires that just love and welcome this strange human to their house? The moody teenager that is so unpopular that no one will notice she is gone? And Jack is supposed to be her LOVE interest? He is an annoying pesky friend that wont ever leave you alone! Even their histories are similar. Ezra who has been around forever and just 'knew' how to give her a transfusion? Mae (Esme, anyone?) who hates that she cant have children now (Rosalie?). All of the vampire family drive fancy cars and live in a big mansion?

And whats with all the wishy washy on who she loves/doesnt love? She spends most of this tedious book explaining Jack as a brother type, and then suddenly, she has feelings for him? But wait wait, she has feelings for Peter too! This book is utter crap; its edited poorly, I dont like ANY of the characters, and I am just thankful that I only paid 2.99 for it on my kindle, and with one click of a button, its deleted off my device and I never have to see it again!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
Very poor writing though some may not care and enjoy the suspense anyway. I really can't say much more because I think I only ordered the sample and stopped reading it after a few... Read more
Published 22 hours ago by C. Rosin
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love it it the best best best best best book ever read before please read it everybody u will love it
Published 15 days ago by Magreth
4.0 out of 5 stars i liked it
I found this enjoyable and interesting--kept the pages turning. Haven't come across any real shockers or insights that define this from other vampire type stories. Read more
Published 23 days ago by S Sutton
5.0 out of 5 stars omg
this is the BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ and trust me i have read a lot of books for my age. And I highly recemed MY BLOOD APPROVES.
Published 2 months ago by angie
3.0 out of 5 stars A good spin with vampires
Amanda Hocking's My Blood Approves is sort of a Vampire Diaries meets Twilight. There's vampire family love, there's two irresistible vampire bros the girl is caught between and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jessica S.
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a very awesome and romantic book. It was so good that I...
I love this book because it is romantic and adventurous. I choose the rating because it really got me obsessed to it,plus I can not wait to read the second book.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a winner!
Don't know why it's taken me so long to write a review, but this book definitely had one coming! I've been so busy reading some very good books this last year and my New Years... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lyle Linney
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it!!
While the beginning was eerily similar to Twilight the rest of the book varied enough to make up for that. Enjoyed the characters and found their situation quite enticing. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pamela H Engle
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Twilight, you should read this series!
Loved this series. I read Twilight as well, and loved this just as much. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone that loves vampire books!
Published 3 months ago by Robinbanks
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Good
I have to say my biggest problem with this book is that it just didn't seem to be as good as her Trylle series and maybe it's more me being tired of vampire books... Read more
Published 3 months ago by RayGun
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More About the Author

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Her New York Times best-selling series the Trylle Trilogy has been optioned for films. She has nine other young adult books now, including Wake, the first book in her brand new series, Watersong, and the second book in the series, Lullaby, will be out November 27, 2012.

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I'm looking forward to it, but....maybe some Peter/Alice would be nice. Don't get me wrong I love Jack, but... :) I'm wanting a Peter/Alice ending, WAY more than keeping with Jack/Alice ending.
Jan 19, 2011 by Kristie |  See all 11 posts
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I read the third book and loved it. Please get the fourth book out as soon as possible.
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Would lov to read for a review I am a huge vamp lover...if you need help... Be the first to reply
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