Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #22 & Review - My Blood Approves


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Okay, so this weeks Tease comes from a book written by one of my favorite authors.
My Blood Approves
Amanda Hocking
First - The Blurb

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.

Second - My Thoughts

I have been a fan of Amanda Hocking since I first read The Trylle Trilogy. Granted, it has taken some time for me to read My Blood Approves even though it had been sitting on my eReader for a while now. But as they say, better late then never.

So, what did I think. I was instantly intrigued by Alice, a young 17 year old girl, who while out partying with her friend Jane, suddenly finds herself in a situation from which she needs rescuing. Enter Jack. Jack is moderately gorgeous, alluring and somewhat mysterious. Attracted to Alice, he immediately befriends her.

As their relationship begins to develop, she introduces him to her family.  Mom, who is barely there because she works constantly. And Milo, Alice's younger brother. In turn, Jack takes Alice home to meet his family... Mae and Ezra, who seem to be completely in awe of Alice, and Jack's 'brother' - Peter. Peter wants to hate Alice, but at the same time, he is drawn to her as she is to him.

Alice is aware that Jack and his family are different, that they seem to have supernatural tendencies, and eventually, it is revealed to her that they are vampires. From this point on, she wrestles with the choice of remaining human and losing their friendship, or becoming one of them and losing what's left of her family.

Did I enjoy the story? For the most part yes. I liked the way in which Amanda built the growing relationship between Alice and Jack. She puts a unique spin on vampire mythology, although at times, some of her explanations were a tad confusing and could have been described a little more clearly. Overall, the book was a fun read and I look forward to continuing the series.

My Rating - 4 out of 5

Third - My Teaser
"Yeah?" His lips curled mischievously, and I knew that I had accidentally dared him to scare me. He twirled the stool around so my back was to the island, and then he stood in front of me, essentially trapping me between him and the island. His face was right in front of me, and his eyes were dancing. "What about now? Are you scared?"
"Nope. Am I supposed to be?" I smiled back at him.
"You probably should be." His voice had gone low and husky, and his eyes were almost translucent as he studied mine.
Then I saw his eyes lower, looking at my neck, and my heart, beating of it's own accord, sped up.
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Did you enjoy??

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Happy Teasing!


  1. Yikes! I am a little scared for her!

    My Teaser

  2. Nice tease!! I read this one so long ago and really liked it! Still have to read the other books!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I really loved this series ~ Jack is one of my favorite characters ever!

  4. I like how you have the blurb, the thoughts, and then the teaser.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. This sounds good! I haven't heard of this series before now. I'm going to check them out!

    Here's my TT!

  6. I loved it!! I will definitely read this book. Great teaser :)

    Here is My Teaser Tuesday

  7. The only Amanda Hocking book I have read is Wake but I hope to read some more of her soon. Great tease!

  8. Great review Marilyn!! Love the tease too!! You are doing an awesome job!! Keep it going..

  9. Haven't read a vamp book in a while. This one looks pretty good.


  10. I did enjoy that teaser!!! Great review too!! :D You are awesome!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

  11. Lovely teaser. I still have not read any of her books.