It’s always a good sign when I have to physically pull myself away from a book to write a blog. This has not happened to me in a while, and I have to admit… it’s rather refreshing!
The last time I read 4 books in 3 days was when I tackled the Twilight Saga (don’t roll your eyes at me!) Regardless of your feelings, the writing was undeniably captivating and had a way of sucking you in. Amanda Hocking’s “My Blood Approves” series has successfully accomplished the same thing.
Combine: intrigue/fate/compulsion/and lust, throw in a pinch of hottie vampire, add a dash of vulnerable human and what do you get? The next big thing, that’s what.
Sometimes my reasons for reading a particular book are… well…just plain retarded, and this time was no different. A few days ago I saw a random twitter post that read “Team Peter T-shirts!” and being the naturally nosy person that I am, I just couldn’t help myself. Who was this Peter dude, and why in the world does he get his own shirt? So I did the only rational thing I could think of, I bought the book.
For once that annoying little voice in my head did something right!
Normally this would be the part where I give my own personal synopsis of the book, but since I have read all of them so very quickly I figured I would let Amanda tell you.
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…
The only real problem I had with any of these novels was in the first 30% of the 1st book. There were so many similarities to Twilight (sudden appearances in a car to save the day, family vampire setting, and a waitress that just couldn’t stop staring) that after 4 chapters I had to stop making annotations for fear of running out of memory on my Kindle, but thankfully… once the characters were established the story took on a life of its own, and a new world was created. Hocking’s writing shined brighter the longer I read, and by the end of “My Blood Approves” I was hooked. The tension created between the “love triangle” was so intense I felt a physical response when reading their dialogue, and the battles both inner and external (and believe me there were some doozies) were expertly plotted.
There were blood whores, pudgy brothers, mangy men from Finland, cracked skulls, one very high-tension moment with a cross, and lots of angst between a house of otherwise lovable creatures.
If you are a vampire enthusiast or would like to know the true meaning of “If you love them let them go” these are a MUST read!
Happy reading my fellow Kindle-its and remember: there are always two sides to every story! (And yes… in case you are wondering, Peter does deserve his own shirt)
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(5/5) <– and that goes for all of them!