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My Blood Approves

(My Blood Approves #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  27,689 Ratings  ·  1,746 Reviews
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
Paperback, 261 pages
Published March 17th 2010 by Lulu
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Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Jan 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
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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
Nov 07, 2011 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.
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
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
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
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(:
Jun 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011, specfic, ladywritten
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
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."
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fans
$0.99 at Amazon: 13 DEC 2015

I realized I never wrote a review for this and I think I added it right when I first joined Goodreads. Seeing as none of my friends have a review up for this, I thought I'd leave a quick one.

I read this either right after or right before reading Twilight for the first time. It's obviously reminiscent of that. If you liked Twilight, you'd probably like this. I don't recall any creeper behavior going on, so if you had issues with Edward in Twilight, you don't really get
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,
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Alex Bennett
Jun 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
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
Ich würde diesem Buch so gerne mehr Sterne geben, weil ich mich im voraus so darauf gefreut habe, aber das wäre nicht gerechtfertigt. Die Story und der Schreibstil an sich sind ok und das Buch nett für zwischendurch, allerdings gab es doch ziemlich viele Kritikpunkte. Kaum Spannung, seeeehr vorhersehbare Handlung und absolut unrealistisch handelnde Protagonisten. Die Protagonistin erlebt einige gefährliche Situationen, reagiert aber so, als hätte sie gerade eine Mücke gestochen und wäre nicht kn ...more
Aug 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stop-misogyny
Una mezcla entre Crepúsculo y Cazadores de sombra. Narración mala, relaciones forzadas, personajes estereotipados y tontos, giros predecibles, situaciones ridículas, comentarios despreciativos y machistas. Toda una joyita del género paranormal *sarcasmo*
Ganz nett für Zwischendurch. Hat mich super unterhalten und ich mache direkt weiter mit Band zwei. 😁
Jan 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
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 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
Dec 10, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
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
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Mar 16, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014

Eh... Okay.

En una noche cualquiera en que Alice y Jane salen, se encuentra con un peligro, un chico misterioso -Jack- aparece de la nada y las salva. Alice no se imagina que se ha metido en un mundo nuevo.

A ver... voy a tratar de resolver todo lo que tengo.

Los personajes: Alice, nunca he conocido a un personaje que me saque tanto de quicio como Alice, Alice es totalmente estúpida, además de que encuentra cada pura situación como su muerte, y que deja que Jack la salve de
Jun 10, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Apr 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
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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Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list, including the Trylle trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her zombie series, The Hollows, ha

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