Monday, January 17, 2011
My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking
My Blood Approves:
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...
Amanda Hocking has an interesting cast of characters, who are all unique in their own way, but I just couldn't seem to form any kind of connection with the main character, Alice. This book moved slowly for me, and I found that it wasn't until I was finished just over half of the book before things really started to pick up. Alice is just your average seventeen-year-old, and she meets a guy who she thinks is normal. But that quickly changes as they become closer and all Jack seems to give her are a bunch of non-answers to any of her questions ( found this really annoying and not "mysteriously sexy"). Alice is bothered by many things that Jack says about himself and his family, and yet she just keeps going back. She talks about the fact that she might soon die, but being with them is worth it... UMM, WHAT? I guess it was supposed to be really emotional, but I did not feel anything, in fact I found the characters to be rather hollow. Alice completely ignores her family and only friend, completely isolating herself and becoming wholly dependent on Jack and his family for happiness. And as things are explained she gets even more confused. Alice is inexplicably pulled toward Jack, yet she desires Peter and cannot imagine her life without him, but he is hardly even around to form any kind of relationship. I honestly came close to DNF-ing (Did Not Finish) this book, and really...I can't even tell you why I kept reading, except that maybe I so wanted to enjoy it that I kept hoping it would get better.