My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Teenager Alice Bonham's life feels crazy after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave, he's unlike anyone she knows.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

Falling for two guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and ...
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My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves Series #1)

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Overview

Teenager Alice Bonham's life feels crazy after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave, he's unlike anyone she knows.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

Falling for two 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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011090646
  • Publisher: Amanda Hocking
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Series: My Blood Approves Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 17,567
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • File size: 622 KB

Meet the Author

Amanda Hocking
Struggling author. Obsessive tweeter. John Hughes mourner. Unicorn enthusiast. Fag hag. Fraggin Aardvarks guitarist. Author of "My Blood Approves," a paranormal romance currently available on Amazon.com.
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  • Posted December 1, 2010

    Talented Author

    3.5

    First, I'm just going to warn everyone that my thoughts are everywhere in this review. Like I've said before in my reviews: I'm an author, not a reviewer. Now . . . on to the review!

    This book is about vampires. No, no. Not the sparkling kind. And no, not the vicious kind. It's yet another different, yet fascinating spin on them, though. This I can promise. The rest . . . I have so many feelings about this book. It's hard for me to put into words exactly how I feel, actually. I loved it. I was annoyed. I hated it. I loved it . . . You see what I mean? The thing is, I would hate to sit here and literally list all the things I didn't like about it and all the things I did. That isn't much of a review, so I'm going to try to get through this without.

    Hocking is a very talented storyteller and had my attention the whole book. As a matter of fact, I didn't put it down once I had the chance to sit down and read it. And that, for how crazy my life is, equals a massive amount of talent (and possibly an award). There were definitely some huge grammatical (though mostly punctuation) errors, and a few missing words here or there, but that is something I see in any published novel, no matter the publisher. Regardless, it is actually the errors that made me rate this story a 3.5, though I put it as 4 stars on goodreads because I enjoyed the actual story so much and that counts for more than something as petty and silly as punctuation.

    Alice (the main character) is one of those characters that loves passionately and fully. It's one thing she just doesn't half-ass; it's something that I admire in people in real life and in novels. And as do people in real life, she also annoyed me sometimes and became endearing other times. Jack, the other main character, was absolutely delightful. He's one of those people you just want to be around because they are happy all the time. Instead of people all "I'm so sorry you're in a bad mood" and then pats your head, he's the type of person who pulls you from your bad mood and brings a grin to your face. There isn't anything more lovable than that! All the other characters are also wonderful (except Peter and Jane, which I'll just not talk about so you can read it and find out yourself why).

    I'm not one to talk much about the happenings in a book because I want readers to experience it themselves, I just like to talk about how fantastic (or not) said book is. The most unique thing about this story? The love triangle is played sooo differently--I absolutely loved how it was written. Downside? I hated where it ended. It was abrupt. Luckily, I've already purchased every single one of her novels from Amazon. I think supporting indie authors is important, so I didn't even wait to read the first one before I did it. :D Honestly, I'm glad I did because I know I'll be reading them all.

    Now, the biggest question: would I recommend this book to my fantasy-loving friends? Absolutely. I think they'll all love it, as long as they bypass the punctuation. (Sorry Amanda . . .) :D Now go to Amazon right now and purchase her novels. They're cheap, so you won't be breaking your bank to do it.

    Wow, was that long-winded or what? :D

    50 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

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    Fantastic!!!! I could not put it down at all!!

    Great book! I thought it would be like the twilight series but it not at all the same! This is one you should read..i gaurentee you will have to read the sequels! GREATTTT BOOK!!I stayed up reading it all night doing the whole..One more chapter thing before i knew it i read the whole thing and was wanting to purchase the 2..3..and 4th! :))

    33 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2010

    Loved this Book!

    The story starts out just a bit slow (would have been nice if the main character had figured things out a little bit faster, though I still enjoyed the process of getting to know the characters), but then the story takes off and really sucks you in (no pun intended LOL)! I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.

    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

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    Excellent Read!

    One of my favourites. It's beautifully written and the story will keep you entertained for hours. Can only recommend it!

    23 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

    My Blood Approves Series is a must read for urban fantasy lovers

    Since I'm a fan of all things that fall under the urban fantasy/paranormal romance, Amazon had Amanda Hocking's "My Blood Approves" series as a recommendation for me. I bought all three books that have been released after glancing at the story synopsis and have not been disappointed one bit. If you're looking for a great read in this genre, make sure you get your hands on this exciting new Series.

    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    Terrible-- Dont waste your time.

    For the price it's worth reading if you are 12 or have no sense of decent literature. I bought this book because I was curious about how successful it has been and I am astounded at how bad it is. There is absolutely no charater development at all and saying it is a Twilight knock off is a gross understatement. If this had been handed in to be marked in my english class it would fail due to plagiarism. There is nothing original in this book. I will not be wasting my time or money on the rest of this series. I know you are curious like I was, but seriously, not worth it.

    13 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    This was a horrible book

    You should read: switched, torn, and ascend!!!! Thrre the best. Trylle

    11 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

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    no action, very dull

    if you want to read about vampires paying bills and buying electronics then this book is for you. If you want suspense, romance, and action then save your money. I'll give you just a couple examples (no spoilers), in the second book there are three pages that just talk about Ezra, Peter, and Milo installing a new flat screen t.v. and how good the picture is. In the fourth book there are six pages of Ezra looking for title documents to cars so he can transfer them into Alice and Milo's names, and no, it is not leading up to anything, it is literally just that. There in only ONE action scene which is in the third book and it's only about ten pages long, the rest is so dull. In the first book you don't even find out they are vampires until after page 100, the whole book is just Alice and Jack going for walks and to concerts. These books are painfully boring and you stick with them waiting for some big hot love scene or cool action but there is NONE!! my advice is to stick with Twilight. I will say however that Amanda Hocking's Trylle series is fantastic and it is also a "supernatural romance" series.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Ok.

    It was a really good plot and i admit i couldnt put the book down. But after reading the first one i dont know if i could put myself through reading terrible writing again. The grammer was awful. So many mispelled/missing words. Also all the mentions of band/brand names. It bothered me, almost like author was payed to advertise.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

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    Definetly a MUST read!!!!!! :)

    I came across this book cause it was a 99 cent nook book. I read a lot of vampire series so I thought I would give it a try. My main complain with other book series is that they are too short, I always wanna know what happens next. But with the books in this series being around 500 to 800 pages long, I was VERY pleased. I read all four books in less than a week because it was too good to put down! Just finished #4 and don't know what I'm gonna do til #5 comes out next YEAR!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    did people actually read or were they paid?

    looks like hocking friends are writing these reviews since this series is really just a knockoff of 'drag u through the mud' nonsense. this series was not for me i only bought them due to the reviews and was quickly disappointed. people should not let their children or friends write such amazing reviews when the books do not deserve more than a 'thanks for the journey' rather than the glorified words this series ranked. i wish hocking the best and hope that her works improve with experience but am upset with the lack of true reviews.

    4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    in my opinion - waste of time!

    From the beginning this book was difficult to read. Maybe it's because I'm a mid-twenty-something, and this book was clearly written for younger readers, however, it just didn't appeal to me. The characters were poorly developed and not believable, in my opinion. The dialogue seemed kind of forced and it was difficult to understand what the main character, Alice, was feeling. All in all, I'm glad I only wasted 99 cents on it!

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2011

    90 pages in and I gave up

    I like vampire tween/teen/adult books but this was so slow. It was disappointing as it came highly recommended.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Cant live without

    I love how the auther made the brother gay!:) most authers would not but she did so thats kind of funny!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    AMAZING!

    Its kinda like twilight but WAY BETTER! I COULDNT BUT THE BOOKS DOWN AND I WAS IN LOVE! BEST SERIES EVER! I JUST FINISHED Wisdom RIGHT NOW AND I COULDNT BELIEVE IT WAS OVER! I REALLY HOPED THERE WAS MORE! U SHOULD READ IT U WONT REGRET IT!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Good Book

    Good book! Slow to get started, but still a good read! Would recommend!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    A godbtwist A good twist on an old subject

    Vampires have been done so many times. But this is a good tale.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    WAY too much like Twilight, only not nearly as well written.

    Reading this book felt a lot like reading a middle schooler's diary....only with poorer grammar.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Best

    This book truly tells you this romantic serise this is the first book and it caught my eyes .i coulnt put it down i bought all 4 book and i re read them all you wont be able to put it down please read it is the best book ever

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    Enjoyable Read

    Great book...cute and fun.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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