My Blood Approves

Rated 4.13/5 based on 15 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 love and her own blood

Available formats: epub mobi pdf rtf lrf pdb txt html

First 25% Sample: epub mobi (Kindle) lrf more Online Reader
Words: 82,430
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452390208
About Amanda Hocking

Struggling author. Obsessive tweeter. John Hughes mourner. Unicorn enthusiast. Fag hag. Fraggin Aardvarks guitarist. Author of "My Blood Approves," a paranormal romance currently available on Amazon.com.

Videos

My Blood Approves
Book trailer for the vampire romance, My Blood Approves.

Also by This Author

Reviews

Review by: Mark Robertson on June 07, 2013 :
My New favourite Author! Planning to read the rest asap!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lauren Bird on Oct. 04, 2012 :
GRIPPING!!!! couldnt put it down:)Very empressed and couldnt wait for the next one......also check out Amanda Hockings Switched!!!! if you liked this book you will LOVE those ones:)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lauren Bird on Oct. 04, 2012 :
GRIPPING!!!! couldnt put it down:)Very empressed and couldnt wait for the next one......also check out Amanda Hockings Switched!!!! if you liked this book you will LOVE those ones:)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Tina Smith on Sep. 05, 2012 :
I had read Hollowland and realy liked it. Being that this was the first Amanda Hocking and much loved by my readers, I went into it with enthusiasim but I have to agree with some other reviews which mentioned that it read like Twilight fan fiction. I found the love interest bland and the whole dynamic a little off kilter. No depth and the ending didn't really wrap it up. Mae came off as creepy. The start to the second in the series felt better written. But I wont rush to continue reading the series. - However I loved Hollowland and Hollowmen. Which were action packed.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kim Taylor on June 21, 2012 :
A really good book, enjoyed reading it very much.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: N B Hallett on Feb. 19, 2012 :
A lovely and easy read with with a nice back story to the vampire legend. If you are into Vampire books then this is a definite must read. Warning ... do not start this book too late at night or you will not be getting much sleep!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michelle Chew on Feb. 12, 2012 :
Another enjoyable series by Amanda Hocking. It is interesting to read the relationship between Alice & Jack as well as Peter. Seems like there's 2 vampires for Alice but she is not meant for one of them.

My heart goes to Milo who seemed kind of helpless in the story.

Definitely worth reading.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Netty Young on Nov. 20, 2011 :
I have read the entire series so far and have really enjoyed it. I'll be buying the 5th book Swear when it is released next year.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Janine McCaw on June 05, 2011 :
It's for teens, and I'm definitely not a teen, but I enjoyed it. Liked the love triangle. It's an easy read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: H.C. Paye on Feb. 21, 2011 :
I'll write a review as soon as I can stop reading the books...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michelle Auricht on Jan. 05, 2011 :
RATING 4.5 STARS out of 5 STARS!!!

I stumbled across author Amanda Hocking and simply put, WOW!! I was addicted from start to well almost finished as there are 5 books in the MBA - My Blood Approves series and only 4 have been written.

I started reading the , 'Trylle Trilogy' first. Amanda's 2nd series and I fell in love with her writing. Her ability to fill her not very large books with so much. Her characters are meaningful to the storyline and interesting.

MBA series I have read all 4 books currently in the series, My Blood Approves # 1, Fate # 2, Flutter #3, Wisdom # 4. The book covers do not do the stories justice. I'm not saying they are bad covers, but some people judge a book by its cover and well.... I love when titles are meaningful to the story and these are.

CHARACTERS:

ALICE : 17 yr old female lead who is a little lost in this book. She has her bff Jane , who is always out for a good time, maybe too much of a good time. Alice kinda tags along with Jane rather than standing on her own two feet and being assertive.
MILO : Alice's 15 1/2 yr old brother who is the nurturing , protective, always worrying about Alice, studious, younger brother that acts older in some ways than Alice. He is the family cook and makes sure the chores get done.
ANNA : Alice's mum likes a drink and works long hours on the graveyard shift. Leaving Alice to her own devices. School work not a high priority.
JACK : 24 Yr old guy who has a penchant for interesting T-shirts and Dickies shorts ( I had to google those darn shorts as he wears only that brand just to see what they looked like...lol!!) and converse shoes. Wiry, beach bum tan, blue gray eyes.
MAE : 28 yrs old , the mothering type with the British accent, who Jack lives with.
EZRA : 26 yrs old and married to Mae and has a Lamborghini Gallardo. ( Niiicccceee:D )
PETER: 19 yrs old, grumpy bro of Jack's , in an unconventional way.
MATILDA : White , Great Pyrenees dog. ( must Google the breed, I gather she is a huge dog).

Jane and Alice get themselves in a pickle at the start of this book enter Jack with screeching tyres to save the day. From the very first page, Amanda had me smiling at Jack, a great guy who is very thoughtful taking Alice under his wing. They just clicked.

Amanda spends a bit of time setting up the story for MBA, keep reading!!! The POW's ( didn't see that coming) the twists are amazing once the story starts to unfold ..........and then things with a certain character get complicated.

I am holding my tongue and it's very , very difficult not to review and spoil , as sooooo much happens within these smallish books. You are not left with unanswered questions. Amanda is wonderful keeping the books in the series growing and moving along at a great pace everything she writes weaves in nicely throughout her series.

I am a bit of a Team Peter fan...now I think most would be Team Jack, but...I can't help feeling for Peter. I looovvve Jack , but there's something about Peter that I can't ignore in this series. I can't wait to read about him in this series ( I'm like..where's Peter, I want Peter... * stamps foot* lol!!).

Oh, I just want to say what I want to say but I can't :(
I don't want to spoil. you'll just have to read. I got soooo addicted to this series that I devoured all 4 books in 4 days. To give you an idea how popular Amanda has gotten with her writing, alone she sold 99,000!!!! books in December 2010 alone!!! click on link to her blog page http://amandahocking.blogspot.com/ scroll down to her Thursday 30th December posting. I can see how she did it her stories are wonderful. I have passed the word onto all my book buddies. You've got to appreciate she is a self published author and is becoming a bit of a superstar in the self published world, there is hope for all you budding self published writers.

I love how Amanda includes music, movie references through out her books that I am proud to say I understood. Bit of 80's , bit of modern, bit of oldies but goodies. When her characters are texting each other she uses Bold print rather than Italics that can be hard on the eyes , especially sitting at the computer until the wee hours reading. The bold print made it easy to distinguish the difference. She does have quite a few vocab errors in her writing that flows through all her books I have read so far, it can make the flow of reading stop a little as you get your words right in your head. This could simply be fixed. I'm a reader who likes to be challenged by a story, have theories when I read and read about characters that have layers , are deeper than first thought. I think Amanda does this very well.

Anyhoo, enough from me....what are you waiting for..go grab yourself a copy:D

FAVE QUOTES:

My brother Milo was a studious little bastard though, and he'd probably been in bed before midnight and up before nine.
When I made it out to the living room, I found him sitting at the computer, probably researching a paper for shcool even though we were on Spring Break. He was a Sophomore in high school and had the social life of a toddler.

Milo cowered behind her, muttering things about how she needed to keep it down or Mom would completely freak out. Whenever Jane was around, he acted like a puppy about to pee on the floor, and it drove me nuts.


I think if you like Claudia Grays Evernight series you will like this series. Even if you didn't you will still enjoy this series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: superlibrarian on Oct. 17, 2010 :
** spoiler alert ** While the book as a whole didn't really do much for me, Hocking did leave me wanting to read more about Alice, Jack, and Peter, if only to find out how (or if) they will ever solve their dilemma.

Part of my problem with the book is Alice herself. As a person who loves school (and *chose* to go back many years after finishing college) and someone who wants to do something valuable with my life, I cannot relate to Alice's lack of interest in getting an education, lack of interest in any sort of future career, and I can't wrap my head around why it does not bother her at all that Jack does *nothing* but play video games or go out to clubs even though he's 24 years old and *should* be a valuable contributing member of society at this point in his life. Sure, he doesn't need money to support himself, but I'd like him a lot more if he weren't a lazy bum and, I don't know...volunteered his time somewhere for a good cause, or had some crappy, low-paying job even. If I won the lot ...more While the book as a whole didn't really do much for me, Hocking did leave me wanting to read more about Alice, Jack, and Peter, if only to find out how (or if) they will ever solve their dilemma.

Part of my problem with the book is Alice herself. As a person who loves school (and *chose* to go back many years after finishing college) and someone who wants to do something valuable with my life, I cannot relate to Alice's lack of interest in getting an education, lack of interest in any sort of future career, and I can't wrap my head around why it does not bother her at all that Jack does *nothing* but play video games or go out to clubs even though he's 24 years old and *should* be a valuable contributing member of society at this point in his life. Sure, he doesn't need money to support himself, but I'd like him a lot more if he weren't a lazy bum and, I don't know...volunteered his time somewhere for a good cause, or had some crappy, low-paying job even. If I won the lottery tomorrow and didn't have to work a day in my life after that, I would definitely be finding ways to volunteer my time or some low-paying but fun job to keep me occupied. However, despite the fact that both Alice and Jack annoy me, I can see how they might appeal to teenagers who may not be interested in school and may fantasize about a life like Jack's.

I've read other reviews where people have problems with the fact that Alice is drawn to Peter despite the fact that he treats her like crap and is a total asshole to her. That aspect of the book doesn't bother me because it serves as a perfect illustration of the fact that the physical/pheromone/chemical connection between the two of them is not something either of them has any logical control over. Alice doesn't actually *want* to be with Peter in her brain, but the chemicals make it so she just can't stop herself. If she had a choice in the matter, it seems clear she would not choose Peter. But she doesn't have a choice (or at least at this point in time it appears she doesn't have a choice), and that's the point.

Back to what kept me reading until the end. Alice meets Jack and they form a sort of friendship, that over time, morphs into more-than-friends feelings on both their parts. Alice meets Jack's "brother," Peter, and has an immediate attraction/lust/pheromone-induced connection that she doesn't necessarily want and can't control (he feels the same). I'm not usually one for love triangles, but I think what works for me about this one so far is that it isn't actually a love triangle. Alice loves Jack and Jack loves Alice. The connection between Alice and Peter is some purely chemical reaction their blood has to each other and neither seems to want it, but they can't get away from it either. The complicate matters, the physical connection between Alice and Peter will make it so that if Jack ever drinks from Alice, Peter will know and be forced to kill both Alice and Jack (like...literally unable to stop himself from doing it, even if he wanted to stop). I'll probably keep reading the series just to figure out how there is any sort of resolution to this impossible situation.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Josephine Harvey on Aug. 18, 2010 :
I enjoyed this book so much; at first it seemed a little like a little derivative of Twilight and the like, but it branched off into its own unique plotline with original characters about half-way through the book. I really hope the author will put up the rest of the series on Smashwords soon!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: S Smith on Aug. 02, 2010 :
This was a good book. It took a few chapters to get going and the writing was a little stilted at the beginning. It is definitely worth reading and I am just about to buy the next 2!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: lynnie71 on July 26, 2010 :
What a good read! The story was interesting and I loved not only the relationship between Alice and Jack/Peter, but also Alice and her brother. I was a little apprehensive buying a book that had not been rated yet, but am so glad I did. The only problem I see is that the next two books in the series are not available on smashwords, but only on Amazon :( I don't have a kindle and I want to find out what will happen with this story!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Print Edition

Report this book