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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fate by Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking is quickly becoming my "go-to gal."  She is like my favorite boots on a cold day.  She is like a Diet Pepsi when I have a headache.  She is to me what cheese pizza is to my son.  There is not really any pizza he doesn't like.  Pizza is pizza.  There is really not any Amanda Hocking book I don't like.  Her writing is her writing and it makes me happy.

In case you are new to our blog, I'll refer you to my one other review of an Amanda Hocking book, My Blood Approves.  This was the first in this series and you can read all about it here.  Today's review is on the second in the series, Fate.  And I am happy to report, the second one is even better than the first.

Fate picks up where My Blood Approves left off.  Alice is just weeks away from starting her senior year in high school.  She has enjoyed her summer of lounging around the vampire family's house ('cause that's normal) and is biding her time until she can tell her brother that she wants to become a vampire.  Since her dad is gone and she has no real relationship with her mother, Alice feels the need to make sure her younger brother, Milo, is completely independent before she leaves him and "turns."

In an effort to make him feel more comfortable with her new vampire family, Alice introduces Milo to them and things are going quite swimmingly.  That is, until Milo and Jack (Alice's vampire boyfriend) are goofing around in the lake and Milo breaks his neck.  In order to save his life, Jack makes a quick decision and bites him.  (Apparently vampire saliva heals all...who knew?).

So, that now makes everyone in the the world that she cares about a vampire while she is still a dull, boring human.  To make matters worse, Milo is a young vampire and needs lots of attention to make sure he matures in the safest manner possible.  The bottom line?  He can't be around his sister (she smells too good and is thus, tempting) so Alice must return to her real life and try to ignore the fact that her brother is getting to do everything she has dreamed of doing for over a year. 

The same qualities I liked about My Blood Approves apply here.  No cheesy stuff.  No long drawn-out drama.  It is a very quick read, too.  All good qualities, in my opinion.    A little more mystery is introduced too, which is a plus.  For example, Jack's brother Peter is now gone but Alice finds a book he wrote about vampires which generates some suspicion.  All of this, plus a cliffhanger of an ending that had me immediately scrambling to buy the next installment for my nook.

Try it out and let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from another Amanda Hocking fan if we have any out there.  And while you're at it, I'll take any pizza recommendations, also.   Do we have any pizza fans?

Read what other people think about Fate, here

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1 comment:

  1. Big fan of Monical's here. But I'm keeping my December vampire free (I even read non-fiction!), so maybe I'll check these out in January.