My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1)
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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...more
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Published March 17th 2010 by Lulu
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Kim
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Rheo3000
I bought this because I literally had $1 available credit on my visa. I've read some articles about the author and her newly earned bazillions and I thought, "Self, is there a better way to piss away your hard earned last dollar than on a self published e-book? No, self, there is not."

The first half was a quick, mostly enjoyable read. It really felt more like I was reading a novel turned in to be work shopped in creative writing 101 - in fact my reading enjoyment would have been increased if my...more
Lissa
Nov 07, 2011 Lissa added it
I read the first couple of pages. Alice and her friend Jane are chased by four big burly men and are rescued by another guy, then they decide that it's OK to get into the car of a complete stranger because he saved them from being raped or killed.

Apparently a rescue is the new sweets from a stranger.

I'm sorry, it just made me LOL. Not for me.
Gunne
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Wow! I still can't believe I brought this ebook from Amazon for 76p!
I originally thought that the price would speak for itself but it completely surprised me and now I have no idea why Amazon are selling it so cheap!

I LOVED this story. I loved the way it gripped me all the way through - I loved the characters and I loved the way the author did not just stick to an original love triangle. I felt the story was unique and it left me cheering for both TEAM JACK & TEAM PETER! I can't not wait t...more
Rianne~
the funny thing about this book, is that it is almost an exact replica of twilight, yet soo much better. and thats saying something because this book sucks.:p there's no goody goody edward/bella in this one, and there is a better sense of humor,, and thats why it gets two stars,, aha(:
Karen
So, this woman just got a $2 million advance from St. Martin's for a series of her books. I bought this one for .99 off Kindle/Amazon, which is where she got started. I admire her energy and self-starter mentality--she's basically made herself into a cottage industry worth millions now, after a handful of paranormal romance novels. But I read this one after reading Alden Bell's brilliant, fascinating, edge-of-seat-gripping The Reapers are the Angels, which has style and substance and tone and re...more
Meg ♥

Most people won't believe me when I say this, and some might even think I'm an idiot for saying it! I liked this book way more than Twilight! I found Alice to be so much more tolerable than the ever annoying Bella Swan. She meets Jack and she doesn't turn into a complete blubbering fool for starters.


Jack is an awesome character as well. I just really liked all of the characters in this book.


I picked this book up to get a cheap .99 read on the Nook, but I kept reading all 4 of the books so far,...more
Glass
Vjerujem da već pretpostavljate da knjiga ima veze sa vampirima. Kad sam već kod toga, dopustite mi jednu malu digresiju - Kako ćete prepoznati lošu knjigu o vampirima koju je napisala neka jadna debeljuca u kasnim dvadesetim ili srednjovječna kućanica koja želi zadaviti svoje troje djece i muža? Samo pogledajte kako se zove knjiga! Ako u naslovu imaju riječi: blood, passion, lust, fate
- okanite se knjige i tražite dalje. Da sam sama poslušala svoj savjet, sada ne bih ovako ogorčeno pisala o ovo...more
Haya
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.


This book sucked so bad, it should be banned, and the author should be exiled to another galaxy. I...more
Alex Bennett
As Amanda Hocking’s official #1 fan (I have a t-shirt and everything), I figured it was finally time I actually read one of her several books. Being an indie author that puts a new book out every week (or so it seems), I was very interested at what she would dish up. And what I found was pure awesomeness.

Alice was a pretty good protagonist. I don’t really like the fact that she was willing to throw her whole life away just to be part of Jack and Peter’s family, but she carried the story well and...more
Myvampfiction
review by Megsly

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

I had never heard of the My Blood Approves series, and to be frank, when I first heard the name I wasn’t too intrigued. The name didn’t strike me as being the name of an awesome book, and to be honest, I’ve admitted before that I am the type to judge a book by it’s cover, and it’s name. However, this book was recommended to me by a girl I actually used to babysit when I was in high school. She’s in high school now, has happily jumped on the Twil...more
Violante
Hay libros que me cuesta reseñar, éste es uno de esos.

Instinto me pareció una mezcla de Crepúsculo y Cazadores de sombras.
Alice Bonham una noche decide salir con su amiga Jane, pero son rechazadas en una discoteca y deciden volver a casa andando, de camino un grupo hombres las ataca. Jane se esconde como haría cualquier buena amiga, pero Alice se queda inmovilizada. Y entonces aparece Jack, un chico mayor increíblemente sexy, que las rescata. Pero su salvador no es lo que parece, esconde un se...more
Nora
This author came recommended to me by amazon and since it was only a .99 ebook I decided to give it a try. The first thing I noticed about this book was that it is a knockoff of Twlight. Second, was that it badly needed to be edited. There were times in the book I had no idea who was speaking, which can be very frustrating. The story is about Alice and Jack. At first they are drawn to each other but not in a sexual way, which they repeat several times throughout the book. When Jack introduces Al...more
Candice
Let me sum this book up with a Douglas Adams quote:

"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
Kellista
What do you get when you pair absolutely atrocious writing, self-editing and stolen plot lines? This book. I wanted to like it...I really did but when someone takes so much story-line from other writers and then throws in redundancy, poor grammar and spelling I can't take it. I'm honestly shocked I finished this book. Its like a bad fan-fiction version of The Vampire Diaries and Twilight. The similarities are astounding so I doubt its just a "vampire thing" or just a coincidence. Similarities be...more
Lily Edwards
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Lillie Roberts
Alice Bonham is an average seventeen year old high school student. She has a younger brother, who acts more like an older brother, and a best friend who maybe doesn't have her best interests at heart, but who's going to notice her without being Jane's sidekick?

So, that's how she finds herself in her current situation, running for her life, in clothes that don't fit, and blisters on her feet from borrowed high heels. Why is she running for her life? Because Jane wanted to go clubbing. But, neithe...more
Miranda
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Carolina Riojas
Hum... I do like it but the vampires are not my type (only ever night vampires ;))

The book was really good and i really like Amanda's writing she has a lot of talent. But vampires are really not my type.
Tanja
The main character is a teenage girl, Alice, who is probably one of the worst characters ever. She obviously doesn't like her 'best friend' Jane (and who would, she’s even worse than Alice), but for some strange reason they’re still best friends.
At the beginning of the book she out with Jane, they get attacked and then (how predictable) a mysterious guy shows up and saves Alice (Jane doesn't need saving, because she already run away or something). The three of them go for a coffee. Jane and the...more
(´*•.¸ღBexღ¸.•*´)
Before I read this book I read some reviews just to gt a better understanding of this book. I found that many of the reviews that I read talked about the grammatical errors and how this book is a total rip-off of twilight.

My Blood Approves is the first person narrative of 17-year-old Alice, a typical teenager who loves watching movies and hanging out with her friends and spending time with her younger brother, Milo. One night while out trying to sneak into bars using fake IDs with her best frie...more
Maria
Vampiro. Cool. Look at this.

*Esto me recordó a Crepúsculo, ew :(*.

Compré este libro porque la portada de llamó mucho la atención y me habían dicho que era muy bueno.
No, no lo es. Es un libro cliché de amor y vampiros.

Lo único que me gusta de los libros de vampiros es la manera en que los presentan. Eso fue lo único que realmente me gustó. La trama es un 50% predecible, monótona y de las 319 paginas que tiene, creo que sólo me llegaron a gustar unas 50. Y eso porque algunas partes me dieron...more
Candace
I liked this book. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and although not completely unique in every way the author managed to bring the story to some new and unique places.


Before I got the book Amanda was awesome. She told me that she wouldn't promise that it would be mistake free. And it wasn't. But most of it wasn't that obvious to me. There were a few errors grammatically wise that I wouldn't have noticed much if I hadn't been aware that there would be some. The main things that bother...more
Zemira Warner
I´m almost done with this one. Been up all night reading it but eventually went to sleep at 6am. Is it just me or should Alice really be with Peter in the end?!

Well I´m done with My Blood Approves. It was ok,I guess. Hope the second one will be better.
Starry
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.

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 strike...more
Stacey Benefiel
I enjoyed My Blood Approves, the introductory novel in the MBA series. If you like books involving hot young vamps and the pretty teenage girls they can't help but love, this book is for you.
Alice is a regular teen girl, who after an almost attack in a parking garage, meets Jack. She finds him attractive, but doesn't fall all over him like her slutty best friend Jane does. Her lack of interest in Jack, peaks his in her. As Alice and Jack start to hang out more, her attraction to him deepens. The...more
Samantha Young
Alice Bonham is an ordinary seventeen year old girl living in Minneapolis, but one night she meets the funny and charming Jack and her life changes dramatically. Alice doesn't understand why she's so drawn to Jack or why she needs to see him all the time, and despite her insistent questioning of his weird lifestyle, she quickly becomes his best friend. And then she meets his family including his brother Peter, whom she feels inextricably drawn (lusty drawn) to. Alice knows they're supernatural.....more
Laura
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Eileen
I must admit I was drawn to the series by the cover of the books! I don't know, maybe I'm a spazz but I think book covers are important and on this particular occasion I happily stumbled upon a gem of a series! The covers are beautiful and the story of Alice and her vampire love triangle is to die for.

I'm not going to lie....in the beginning it felt suspiciously Twilight-esk but as I dove deeper and deeper into the story I was completely captivated. My Blood Approves has a well developed story l...more
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I live in Minnesota, and I write young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy mostly. The My Blood Approves series is about vampires in Minneapolis, and its available now. I also wrote the Trylle Trilogy, which is a paranormal romance without vampires, shifters, mermaids, fae, angels, dragons, ghosts, or ninjas.

My latest book is Hollowland - a zombie urban fantasy set in the dystopian near fu...more
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