Friday, 22 July 2011

Book Review: Fate (My Blood Approves #2) by Amanda Hocking

"Alice Bonham thinks she's finally found a balance in her life between the supernatural and real life with her brother Milo. Jack - her sorta vampire boyfriend - keeps her at arm's length to keep her safe. As for his brother Peter... she's not sure where he's at, or what he wants with her. Worse still, she's not even sure what she wants with Peter.

When tragedy happens, Alice finds herself struggling with a terrible choice. Her decision has consequences that reach farther than she'd ever imagined..."

Fate (My Blood Approves, #2)

Well, this was absolutely wonderful.  Completely followed on from My Blood Approves (#1) & another addictive read that I couldn't put down.  Amanda Hocking you are a genius!!

Alice is a teenage girl going through some major heart issues.  She is in love with a vampire, Jack who doesn't want to get too close in case he hurts her.  But she is also drawn to his brother Peter through their blood connection.  Who does she choose?  Peter has disappeared after almost killing Alice & nobody knows if he will return.  Alice thinks she has a reprieve & spends all her time falling further in love with Jack.

Milo, Alice's brother, goes through a transformation of his own & Alice is jealous that he is spending more time with Jack than she can.  Jack decides to get them all out of the house & takes Alice & Milo to a vampire club.  Alice attracts a lot of unwanted attention & causes a fight with a bloke named Lucian.  Lucian, also a vampire of course, only wants Alice's blood.  They escape fairly unharmed & that's the end of that idea.

Since Peter has disappeared, Jack is helping his older brother, Ezra, with the daily operations of their business.  Jack has gone out of town, so Milo takes it upon himself to cheer up Alice & meet up with her friend Jane at a normal club.  While Jane & Milo are dancing up a storm in the club, Alice is hiding in the shadows & is discovered by none other than Lucian & Violet.  There is a chase & they get to the car only to have another fight.  Milo is bitten by Lucian & loses a lot of blood.  Jane is horrified & doesn't know what to think, while Alice is just concerned about her brothers bloodlust.  Milo can't stand it any longer & bites Jane to replenish himself.  They all get home safely in the end, but Alice has lost her friend because Jane won't believe what has happened.

Jack relents & bites Alice.  This could potentially kill them both.  Luckily Peter is not around, or is he?  One night he appears in Alice's bedroom & she doesn't know if he is real or a dream.  Peter bites Alice & discovers the secret.

Alice goes looking for Jane at a party & walks out alone.  She is on her way home when Lucian & Violet track her down.  Peter ends up saving her life. They go back to Peter's & start kissing when Jack appears & attacks Peter.  Jack drags Alice back into their den & decides to turn her.

What happens next, nobody knows until you read the next installment, Flutter.  A perfect ending & a great start for Flutter.

I gave this a rating of 5stars as well.  It was very addictive & the story was fantastic.  Turns in Alice's journey surprise you, but they are perfectly right.  Highly recommended!!

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