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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking

Amy says:

A few things you should know before you read this review:  I don't believe in vampires (or werewolves, for that matter).  I have no desire to relive the awkwardness of my teenage years.  Girls that fall for two guys at once and can't decide which one they want annoy me.  All of those things aside, I really liked this book.

My Blood Approves is the classic vampire tale (and by "classic" I mean I've read the Twilight series and am comparing it to them).  Girl meets cute guy.  Cute guy is a vampire.  Cute guy has an even cuter vampire brother.  Girl likes him too.  Girl has a crappy home life, moves in with vampire family, and then spends entire book trying to balance the two.  It's not a book I would ever have pictured myself liking.  So why did I?

I think the most enjoyable aspect of this book for me was that the author kept it simple, and for that I thank her.  Nothing fancy, nothing cheesy. She gets in, tells the story and gets out.  If only every paranormal book could be like this one!  It is a fast read and anything I can pick up and finish in under a week is a plus in my book.  I find that the older I get, the less patience I have for books that require too much of my time (sounds a bit snooty, I know).  I should note that upon further investigation, I found out the author is from the Midwest, about my age and has a strong affinity for the Muppet's, so maybe that is why I liked it so much.  Either way, it's a good book and the second installment in the series, Fate, is even better.   

From the GoodReads website:
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. Pin It


  1. 1. I think it's sad that Twilight is now considered a vampire "classic." I'm not blaming you because I think you're right that most people would consider it a classic. I'm blaming the world.
    2. Are these real vampires or the vampires-that-only-hunt-animals kind of vampires? I've read too many Stephen King/Anne Rice (before she was born again) books to even consider that an option.
    3. Brothers? Really? And you still liked it? Clearly I need to read this. Do you have this analog or digital?

  2. I'm actually interested in reading her stuff. She's a master of the e-publishing, and she's made her name without the help of traditional publishing houses.

  3. Her blog is hilarious. She is an HGTV junkie too. What's not to like?