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(My Blood Approves #1)

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Tras conocer a Jack, la vida de Alice Bonham da un giro inesperado. Y es que él es diferente a nadie que jamás haya conocido.

Todo cambia cuando conoce a Peter, el hermano de Jack, cuya penetrante mirada la atraviesa. Aunque Peter parece odiarla, Alice siente que le falta el aire cuando está cerca de él.

Pero su mayor problema no es haberse enamorado de dos chicos tan difere
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Destino (first published March 17th 2010)
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Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
20 'one of the worst books ever' Negative-Stars.

For starter, now I can confidentially say I've finally encountered a book which can make Cassandra Clare's, Stephenie Meyer and Marie Lu's novels look like decent literature, and this book is My Blood Approves, by Amanda Hocking.

So you ask what has gone wrong in this book...? Oh let's me think about it.......just where should I begin?

Warning: F-words here and there, don't like don't read.

(1) The story is a Twilight's doppelganger

Plain Jane main gir
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Courtney Wells
After years of meaning to read this series and never quite getting around to it, I'm finally getting around to it. As I understand, Miss Hocking's is one such author who blazed such a trail through self-publishing some odd-years back so - nowadays - it's been mistaken for a beaten path to success.

I was overall entertained by this story - snappy remarks, snazzy mythos - but sometimes the plot stalled out due to characters hedging around need-to-know info well-past the point of secrecy. The back
Apr 25, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: idiots
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
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 to re
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.
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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(: ...more
Jun 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ladywritten, 2011, specfic
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
Mar 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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."
Megs ♥
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, z-2011-reads

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,
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
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Lillie Roberts
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lily Edwards
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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
Stacey Benefiel
Jun 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
I have to mention before anything else that I really hate the title of this book. Even knowing the story it barely makes sense and it's off-putting somehow. I would have never picked it up (I know don't judge a book by it's cover) if a friend hadn't have suggested it and loaned it to me on Kindle.

Let's start with the things I didn't like so we can end on a good note. The book has a bad tendency to tell the reader brand names which is a pet peeve of mine. I really don't care that your characters
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* This is a review of the audio book that was released in 2011. All the physical novels in this series have recently been updated. I don't believe the audio book narration has. Please keep that in mind while reading this review.

This book has not aged well and my younger self is very disappointed. I've also realized how my tastes in books have changed. I used to love eating up these superficial vampire stories. The difference is that now I know there are much better novel
Oct 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jul 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-hate
ok, maybe its me being too rude with this book but I just.. ugh.. I felt the girl was more stupid than Bella (wow), also i didnt felt attached to any of the male characters, i mean, how can you like a book when you dont like the characters!? One was too much sweet and the other one was so agrasive and rude! I really dont know how to say this, but I really hated this book. A friend was reading another Amanda Hocking book, and I just said nononono. I think thats all. Total waste of time.
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) 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.
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt sorry for Alice being caught in between two great guys/vampires in this book. But I like Jack better so far. It was a bit confusing in the end to me but I am sure there are more books in the series. I felt myself comparing this book to Twilight a lot and there were not many similarities Amanda has made some interesting changes to her vampires. The book was ok and I am curious to read more in this series and see what Alice's decision is finally to be or not to be a vampire. ...more
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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AMANDA HOCKING is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her love of pop culture and all things paranormal influence her writing. She spends her time in Minnesota, taking care of her menagerie of pets and working on her next book.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list. Her zombie series

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