Wisdom (My Blood Approves, #4)

Rated 4.45/5 based on 29 reviews
Wisdom - the fourth book in the My Blood Approves series...

For her eighteenth birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder.

While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she's made, especially the more permanent ones.

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Words: 88,180
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452322070
About Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her small menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

She has published over fifteen young adult novels, including the New York Times Bestselling series the Trylle Trilogy and the Kanin Chronicles, along with the Watersong, the My Blood Approves, and the Hollows series.

For more info, please visit www.HockingBooks.com

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Review by: Taylor on March 24, 2014 :
All I have to say is this is one of the best books,series, I have ever read!!!!! I am so in love with Peter, I wish they could have gotten together at least a few time! The ending made me so sad I almost cried because it was over!!!!!! Please write another one for this series!!!! I give it 100000000 stars!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Caitie D on Nov. 13, 2013 : (no rating)
Ok, I just got this onto my Kindle, finally! Kind of a hassle because nothing recommended worked for me until I used the email, which was also a bit aggravating, but I did it (and if I can, so can you!) I have not read this yet but just wanted to post in case anyone else had trouble. What I ended up doing was emailing the (name)@free.kindle.com address with an RTF file attached. Apparently it does not have to be MOBI, they can convert rtf, .doc, html, and a few others. It would not allow me to attach and send the mobi file and I have no idea why. So save whatever your preference is to your documents folder, then attach it to the email to your Kindle (be sure to use the "free" address to avoid a fee). Then connect your Kindle to wifi and it should pop up! This is for all my fellow tech-challenged readers out there! Now I can start the book and write an actual review...
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Kacey Chrisman on April 08, 2013 :
Amanda Hocking is a great writer but her other books/series are much better. But still its a good book and well worth the $3. Although I keep waiting for Alice to get together with Peter. Also the editing isn't very good so you just have to look past all the grammatical errors.

On the technical side I had no problems getting this book to my kindle and smashwords lets you download as many formats as you want, so if you have problems with the kindle version, just get the PDF/RTF/PlainText.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Beverly Hover on Feb. 27, 2013 :
This series was entertaining and held my interest. It is well-written for the most part, but there appears to be limited, if any, proofreading, which can be annoying. Amanda Hocking is a gifted writer with a knack for understanding and projecting the feelings of young people in an accurate and believable way, without preaching or interminable lecturing. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and intend to read more books by this author.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: ursula norrell on Feb. 25, 2013 : (no rating)
I enjoyed reading the series. I also had a hard time going it on to my Kindle but it was worth it 5 stars
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Linda Kidd on Feb. 05, 2013 :
I enjoyed reading this series. I had a very hard time getting it onto my kindle. I do wish that someone would do a little proof reading before we read these books because I don't want my teens thinking it's okay to write without properly proofing their own works. This sounds a little more negative than I wanted it to. Sorry but if someone doesn't say it will it get said? I would give it 5 stars because it is a great series. Really great idea just needed an editor.
(reviewed 49 days after purchase)

Review by: Karen Claxton on Dec. 27, 2012 :
I enjoyed this book along with the entire series.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: charlotte Green on Dec. 19, 2012 : (no rating)
Great book- easy to put onto my kindle as well- just connected the usb wire and saved it to the kindle! The book was saved into documents tho!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dannii Lyons on Oct. 07, 2012 :
Really enjoyed the book but when i sent it to my kindle it was only on my kindle app on my mobile
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Dannii Lyons on Oct. 07, 2012 : (no rating)
Really enjoyed the book =)
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Katrina Timko on Oct. 04, 2012 :
Good read
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Lauren Bird on Oct. 04, 2012 :
Gosh- I did love this book, was absolutley hooked from the 1st one!!! Brilliant,grabing out-of-this-world exelent ......if you cant get it on ur kindle try harder its worthit!!!
(reviewed 75 days after purchase)

Review by: Micey Baker on Sep. 30, 2012 : (no rating)
Donloaded to PC. Use "Send to Kindle" app to send to 3 Kindles. Works fine.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Amanda Haire on Sep. 19, 2012 : (no rating)
If anyone is having trouble getting the book onto their kindle, you have to hook your kindle to your computer with the appropriate USB cord and move it to your Kindle. I was frustrated at first too, but I figured it out. Anyone with a smartphone should be able to tether it. I just used the USB cord for my phone charger. I hope that this is helpful.
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)

Review by: Amanda Haire on Sep. 19, 2012 :
This book was absolutely awesome. I cannot wait until the next one gets here. I had absolutely no problems getting it to my Kindle Fire, it just took me a minute to figure it out. =)
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)

Review by: Jenn on Sep. 14, 2012 :
Haven't read the book yet, but just wanted to say that it only took me one try to get it transfered to my Kindle Fire. I downloaded the file to my macbook, connected my Kindle via USB to my macbook, and just dragged and dropped the file. For some reason the file transfered into the "documents" section of my Kindle Fire and so at first I couldn't find it when just looking in my library. Maybe that is why some others have been so frustrated and can't see it on their Kindle? But after doing a search of the whole device instead of just the library, I found it easily. Another fun read from Amanda Hocking. Very cool to find it here, since for some reason it isn't available on Amazon. Appreciated the smashwords.com instructions for downloading it, too, that was really helpful. I would have been totally lost otherwise. Looking forward to reading the book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: M Lambertz on Aug. 09, 2012 : (no rating)
Tonya Smith you have to approve the address on your amazon kindle account to get it. Go to manage your kindle and on the setting personal documents settings, add your email to approved email documents lis
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: TONYA SMITH on Aug. 01, 2012 : (no rating)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Brandy Blackerby on Aug. 01, 2012 :
I AM THE PROUD OWNER OF THIS BOOK AS WELL...I did have a little problem getting it on my kindle however after reading the instructions and using the usb cord for my kindle ITS THERE!!! yay after I read it ill write my review!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Tinamarie Reiber on July 22, 2012 : (no rating)
This installment of this series answered a lot of questions. I have invested so much into these characters that they feel like old friends. I loved this series and this author! A must read series!
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Kristina Berreondo on June 26, 2012 :
The book was wonderful.I am so incredibly ready for the next book, hopefully it will be made.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Jillian Middleton on June 04, 2012 :
I did like the book once i figured out how to get it on my kindle. And then I can't loan it to a friend, like I can through Amazon. It is just more difficult. If I hadn't read the previous books in this series I wouldn't have gone through the trouble.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)

Review by: Gerry Taylor on May 23, 2012 :
I think was a good read. I really liked the first 3 books in the series. This one, I think fell a little short of the other three. However, do not take that as a negative for reading this. As with the other three, this is a delicious guilty pleasure read. I am looking forward to the fifth book if she does continue this series.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)

Review by: Shannon Rogers on May 21, 2012 :
Good end to this series! Loved it and can't wait to read more of her books!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Ashley on May 07, 2012 :
My best friend started me reading this series and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I couldnt put the books down. I absolutely love the story and the characters and that Jack and Alice are togther :) I was anxiously awaiting when the last book would be out but I ready her blog and completely understand where she is coming from and that she wants to put out a wonderful book instead of mediocre one! I was so excited when I came across this book on smashwords because I also have a Kindle and could not get the ebook on Amazon and was very excited! This is a wonderful series and I cant wait to read more of her books!!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: lissette quinn on April 11, 2012 :
I was introduced to this series by a close friend of mine and became consumed by it. The characters felt like real people which I loved. I read all the books and when I got to this one only Barnes and Noble had it. Since I have a kindle I couldn't downloaded and amazon didn't have it My friend tried lending it to me and couldn't. Finally a month later as I was on google I came across this site. I was finally able to download it and was satisfied with how easy it is and the video made it much simpler. I was a bit disappointed that the end left me wanting more and I googled to see when the author was coming out with the last book. As of now she's not right now but i respect that she wants to give her readers the best and writing something quickly just to please us surely will not do the series justice. I recomend this book and the series I also recomend using Smashwords!!!
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)

Review by: isabel slonneger on March 18, 2012 :
I love this series and i hope she makes the next one. I was so lucky to have found this book since it isnt on amazon!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth Davis on March 16, 2012 :
Wonderful series! Loved it :) Can't wait for the next one. She is a very talented author. Her other books are great ad well!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Vicky Day on March 09, 2012 : (no rating)
Thank goodness for Smashwords - I wanted to know what happened next and luckily they had this book! Hopefully they will get the next one too! Sweet book!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Marie Doucette on March 05, 2012 :
This book was awesome!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Cynthia Brandon on March 01, 2012 :
Glad I was able to find this book thru Smashwords. It wasn't available for my Kindle Fire thru Amazon.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Christy Weathers on Feb. 29, 2012 :
So far, this was the best one in the series! I loved how Alice was finally finding a sense of purpose and confidence through a very big process of self-discovery. There was more action and emotion in new ways. Great read!

While Alice is visiting Mae, Peter, and Daisy in Australia, she learns her best childhood friend has been murdered. After racing home, she is desperate to find out what happened, but there is mystery and a cover-up involved. Alice resolves to finding Jane's killer and avenging her death...but even if it costs her relationship with Jack? A complication with Daisy finds Mae, Daisy and Peter right back home. Will Peter's presence prove beneficial or challenging? And why is Leif still hanging around like he also has a connection to Alice?

Great read! Anxious for the next book!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: N B Hallett on Feb. 19, 2012 :
Yet again another great read ... I do hope that a fifth book comes out as this is a story that could continue ...
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: jedda palozzola on Nov. 24, 2011 : (no rating)
Enjoyed reading this book, and can't wait for the last one to come out. Amanda doesn't let you down. I really enjoy that the book hasn't taken a leap into the supernatural world like most other YA derided these days.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: tanya hunter on Nov. 02, 2011 :
well worth reading, i really enjoyed this series. although i wanted Alice to end up with Peter.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: Janeia Hill on Feb. 08, 2011 :
Loved it, can't wait for the next one!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: C Alexander on Jan. 21, 2011 :
I Just cant say enough about Amanda Hocking and this series, I have told everyone I know about this series, such a great read. My daughter and I both read the same books and we both agree this was a page turner. I would love to see more of this series, and I keep hoping Peter and Alice end up togeather.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Michelle Auricht on Jan. 07, 2011 :

Amanda takes us outback Northern Territory, Australia and back in , 'Wisdom'. Maybe not outback enough.

Daisy is exactly what Ezra predicted. Poor Bobby is Daisy's target. Everytime Daisy lined Bobby up, I was laughing, maybe I shouldn't have been but it would have been funny to watch. Kinda a pretty little 'chucky doll' launching itself at Bobby. Mae isn't seeing straight and Alice has had enough of the little monster.

Leif is hanging around more and Olivia is training Alice to harness her strength and learn some skills. Alice is going all Nancy Drew and leaving Jack out of the picture. I love Alice's new sidekick. He has really grown on me, lol!!!

Jacks taste in car was rather cool. Amanda brings back all the memories with that one.

I can't help feeling when reading this series that Jack may be older in human years than Peter, but he acts younger, hence Lego, X-Box games etc. Jack loves Alice , he will fight for her but is not a fighter. Jack doesn't show interest in training. Peter and Jack's 18th birthday gifts to Alice were soo different. Jack is there for Alice whenever she needs him which is getting less and less as her strength supercedes his, making her less a target and more a badass fighter. Alice's character grows , Jacks doesn't in their relationship. Peter , I have a soft spot for him as he too easily would give his life up for Alice he still feels some connection that he can't ignore even though the bond has broken. Alice will do whatever she can to save both Peter and Jack when they need it but can only choose one lover. I can't help feeling Peter should be 'the one'. He is soo raw and honest with his feelings towards Alice.

'Wisdom' has action, stolen kisses, smexi moments, fight scenes, boundaries are pushed with trust, sad moments, funny moments and times where you will just go OMG!!! Lots of storyline is packed into these pages. Amanda never skips a beat with her storytelling.


"Yeah." Jack's smile grew broader.
"Does it come with a flux capacitator? " Milo asked.
"No." Jack looked at him like he was an idiot.

"You're gonna wear a cape?" Violet laughed, raising an eyebrow. "Oh yeah. Combat training is so gonna work for you."
"I'll take it off to fight," Bobby said defensively. "I just wanna survey Gotham with my cape flapping in the wind."

"Wait. " Bobby pushed in between Violet and me to get closer to the glass. "Vigilantes? You mean like Batman?"
"What is with this kid and Batman!" Violet groaned.
"He's only the most awesome thing ever, " Bobby shot back, glaring at her.

"Oh my god!" Bobby pointed at him. "That dude is supposed to be a vampire hunter, and he's got on a fricking swatch! There is no way these guys are for real!"

"Wait, wait," Bobby interrupted, snapping his fingers. " I've heard that before. That's like what Blade is, right? Wesley Snipes was a vampire hunter, but he was like super strong and badass from being a half -breed." He glanced back at Milo. "You weren't like that when you were human, were you?"
"No , I got my ass kicked all the time," Milo grimaced at the memory of his human self.
"So how come they weren't all like Blade?"Bobby asked, turning back to Ezra.
"Because, it's a movie, Bobby," I said dryly.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: superlibrarian on Dec. 07, 2010 :
** spoiler alert ** Hmmm. I liked the main plot. Poor Jane was murdered and Alice is determined to find the killer. This part of the book I liked. Mae dealing with the disastrous results of her poor choice in the previous book, turning her five-year-old great granddaughter into a vampire, not so much. I liked seeing the relationship between Alice and Jack grow and Alice start to get some direction in her life and maybe grow up a little bit.

But some of the things that annoyed me in the previous books just built to the breaking point in this book.

I'll start with one of the relatively minor annoyances. Everyone says "come with." Like, "Let me come with" or "I want to come with." This is totally fine for Alice, Milo, and Bobby to say. This is totally strange for the "old" people like Ezra, Peter, and even Jack to say. It just seems a strange piece of slang for them to pick up and sort of detracts from the idea that these people are hundreds of years old.

Alice and Milo's mom. She barely ever comes up in conversation or in Alice's thoughts. If I had basically abandoned my mom, essentially also forced my brother to abandon my mom, especially since she had been abandoned by their father when they were young, I'd be feeling some major guilt, and not just occasionally when I could fit it in around my romantic angst and other hijinks. There's a major development with Alice's mom in this book, and I feel like there just wasn't enough build-up to that (spoiler: Leif, the nice lycan from the previous book, is their father, and they all finally tell Alice's mom that they're all vampires).

I wasn't a fan of the whole Daisy story line to begin with, and having her be a reason that Jack is in mortal danger just seemed out of place and didn't work for me. Especially since she was already dead at that point. I kept waiting for it to turn out that somehow Daisy was the murderer because that's the only way that this storyline would seem to fit into this book.

Even with these problems though, I'll be reading the next book to find out how it ends, and it's not like I want to claw my eyes out like I did while reading Twilight, so there's that.

Technical notes: Smashwords .epub version. As with the last book, there are quite a few typos and errors that a good proofreading should have caught. Things like using the word "reminder" instead of "remind." These errors annoy me. And since I've read that Ms. Hocking paid someone to edit these books, they make me annoyed for her as well.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)

Review by: natalia rizea on Sep. 24, 2010 :
The book was great as the whole series . I liked the story. I think Amanda has a talent and the more she writes the more she will be better at this.Thanks
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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