I was really excited when I heard this new Amanda Hocking book was being released. I'm a big fan of her work, and "My Blood Approves" is one of my favorite series. This booked had a wonderful beginning and really gripped the reader, but after the "princess" was taken, then book lost its pull. It spent plenty of time on descriptions of scenes but the characters got lost in them. I'm still a fan and will continue to read Ms Hocking books, but I didn't find this book to be one of her best.