Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: LuLu, 261 pages (March 17th 2010)
From: ebook purchased from Amazon.
Synopsis: 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.
Review: 4 Stars - For some time now Amanda Hocking has been taking the self published world by storm, and I was quick to understand why. The first in her Vampire series – My Blood Approves – sets the stage with characters I was glad to meet, history and a back story that was mysterious, often thrilling and writing that flowed and kept my interest from beginning to end.
Alice and Jack are the two main characters within this title. However, they are far from the only note worthy characters. Jack’s family and
Alice’s brother Milo
make many appearances throughout. One major player is Jack’s “brother” Peter,
which turned out to be an extremely interesting part of the story. Talk about
throwing a wrench into the works. Alice and Jack have a friendship that builds
from that first encounter, which allowed things start to come to the surface as
to who Jack and his family really are. While Alice and Jack’s relationship is
different from the beginning it’s the draw that has to Peter that turns this story
upside down. It’s not your typical love triangle, that’s for sure. Put into Alice ’s shoes, I’d be
drawn to both Jack and Peter as well. As for which camp I sit in, I’m torn
The unique aspects of Hocking’s vampires and the interesting bits and pieces we learn of Jack and his “family” throughout the book made this title interesting and one that I didn’t want to put down. Thankfully when I did finish I was ready for more and had the next book set up to continues the saga and see where Hocking and her characters would take us next.
I always love it when I find a new book or series and being that this is a self published title was just the icing on the cake. Hocking is talented and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the publishing world.
FTC Disclaimer: I DID pay for this book and have NOT been compensated at all in any way or means for reading this book and or writing this HONEST review.