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My Blood Approves [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Hocking
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (594 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
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,504 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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263 of 287 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Young Adult Title From Indie Writer. April 30, 2010
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(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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282 of 310 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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89 of 104 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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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So not good May 21, 2011
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For me, there are two factors to this book that left me incredibly underwhelmed. I will not read anything more in the series. First was the unoriginality. Seriously, Stephenie Meyer would have a pretty strong case for plagiarism - a 'family' of vampires, none actually related, choosing not to kill humans but living among them. Their home is a mansion, they drive a slew of fancy cars, and they are ridiculously attractive. This is Twilight all over again, only with no major conflict. Imagine if Twilight had ended with Bella figuring out Edward and his family are vampires, grappling with herself over whether she is in love with Edward or not, and whether or not to continue to hang out with his family. That's it, end of story. Yeah, not great.
Also, this heroine, Alice (yes, even some of the names are borrowed from Ms. Meyer) is the most pitiful one I've ever encountered. She's lazy, whiny, and selfish; not to mention incredibly slow, because it takes her 2/3 of the book just to figure out this is a family of vampires. No, wait, she doesn't figure it out on her own, they finally just come out and tell her. Groan.
For a strong and admirable heroine, read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok...
For me the Tryllogy was just a way to pass my free time.
I wouldn't recommended it and certainly I won't read it again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Same old vampire teenage drama
This novel was ok but was very similar to another teenage vampire drama love story. It held my attention but was not unique.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Couldnt Stop Reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Eerily like Twilight
While I enjoyed this book, it was strangely like Twilight. Even the description of the family and their powers were oddly similar. My main complaint was the rampant grammar errors.
Published 1 month ago by Troy and Lauren
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book had love and vampires. It is nothing like Twilight. This is more real to me. It is a book that also needs to be made into a movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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More About the Author

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her small menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, 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 published over fifteen young adult novels, including the Hollows and the Watersong series. Frostfire and Ice Kissed - the first two books in her new trilogy the Kanin Chronicles - are out now, and the final book Crystal Kingdom will be out August 4, 2015.

To learn more you can visit her website, follow her on Twitter or find out news at her Facebook fan page

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My blood approves series
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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