By Amanda Hocking

My Blood Approves series, book 2

Category: Paranormal Fiction

 Overall Rating: 4.6

  • Captivation: 5
  • Enjoyment: 5
  • Imagination: 5
  • Unique: 5
  • Literacy: 3

Book Description: Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham’s life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack’s unlike anyone she’s ever met.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he’s around. Even though he can’t stand the sight of her, she’s drawn to him.

But falling for two very different 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…

Captivation:  I love this book.  It doesn’t get old as I re-read it, it’s still thrilling and just plain captivating.

Enjoyment:  I still enjoy this book, even after the 5th or whatever time I’m on now of re-reading it, it still thrills me.

Imagination: I really like how the story changes, the view of the main character’s world becomes something real enough that it can be felt, yet still pulls in that fantasy/paranormal aspect.

Unique: Hocking took the inspiration from the popular and common vampire books and movies of the time (when this book was written) and genuinely came up with a unique view of how things could be.  She really pulls in her very own world with this book.

Literacy: Please note that I purchased my copy of this book when it was first released and it hadn’t gone through more than a version or two… I know it’s been updated since I purchased, so this portion of my review isn’t valid for those that are buying new versions.

That said, there were a great many grammatical errors, missing words, incorrect words used (too versus to for example).  This wasn’t super distracting and as I’d read it several times before, even less so now, but something I unfortunately force myself to call out.

Overall, I still love this series.  This book is my favorite of the series, followed closely by the next.  The budding relationships between the characters and the conflicts of the plots catch me every time I read it.  It kicks up my own imagination and leaves me in a happily distracted haze for days after reading each book.

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