Monday, March 19, 2012

My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves #1) by Amanda Hocking

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.


So...I started off liking this book, but then I don't know what happened. Suddenly I was reading it, and every little thing about it began to bug me. I found it so similar to Twilight in ways, so maybe that was it, but I don't know...I just got really annoyed by it.

I read this last month, and can honestly say I don't remember the main character's name; that's never a good sign lol. *goes to look it up* Alice! Right, so now I got that, I can begin to rant about how stupid this girl is. Let's take a look at Exihibit A:
"Why did I have to feel like crying? I swear, I didn’t really cry this much."

THIS IS A LIE! This girl cried more than any other lead female I had ever encountered in a book.

Another thing about Alice that bugged me was how long it took to figure out what Jack is. Halfway through she jokes around and says werewolf. And I could understand that its not something you'd guess everyday, but it was so obvious:
" At first, I didn’t understand what he was doing, but then I felt his thumb stroking my jugular vein. He was feeling my pulse, and a look of sheer pleasure passed across his face. A warm hunger radiated from him that I didn’t grasp."

Wouldn't a normal, sane person find this strange? Apparently Alice doesn't. And a few pages later:
"I still didn’t know what Jack and his family were, but they definitely couldn’t be trusted."

Well first of all, he's this random stranger who gave you a ride home (knowing where you lived without even asking you), stroked your jugular vein (seriously, who does that?), and then there's the age difference: He tells her he's 24, and she's like 17, so yes I know, he's a vampire so he's even older, but 17 year old girls should not be hanging out with random, creepy 24 year old guys they met in the streets.
"But then, how exactly would I go about becoming one of them? And why would they even want me to? Just what the hell did he even mean by “one of them?” One of them what?"

-_- .......

Oh, this next one is great. When she finally gets it right and he tells her he can't read her mind or something along those lines (sorry, really drawing a blank her), she says:
"“Are you crying?” His breath caught in his throat.
“Why are you crying?”
“Is there something wrong with me?” I wiped at my eyes."

Yes! The fact that you're upset because his weird vampire powers don't work on you is really, weird. *Note here that she's crying, which, supposedly, she never does

I feel bad complaining so much about this book, but this is the honest truth about how I felt. Like I said, maybe I was having an off day or in a bad mood when I read this, but then again, maybe not.

This line really annoyed me:
"There might be somewhere that I went that Milo couldn’t follow. As much as it would kill me to leave him behind, the thought of life without Jack and Peter sounded worse."

What kind of person would abandon their brother who (view spoiler)[recently came out as gay (hide spoiler)] to move in with TWO vampires? I don't care how "hot" they are, that's just wrong.

So I think I'm going to stop now, feeling as though I got my point across pretty clear. I didn't like this book. I really, really wanted too, but I just didn't. The whole time I read it, I was complaining to my friend about how annoying it was. But that doesn't mean other people won't like it; it just wasn't for me. So don't be discouraged & read it if you want :)

So it's been quote awhile since I posted any reviews. I apologize. I have plenty of books I have read over the past few months, but have yet to write any reviews for them due to lack of free time. :/ But I promise to get this blog back up and running! Stay tuned...
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