Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Book Review: Wisdom (My Blood Approves #4) by Amanda Hocking

Goodreads: "Wisdom - the fourth book in the My Blood Approves series...

For her eighteenth birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder.

While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she's made, especially the more permanent ones.

On top of that, the child vampire is running loose, and its attracting some very unwanted attention..."

Wisdom (My Blood Approves, #4)

This one follows on from Flutter, number 3 in My Blood Approves very well.  It starts with Alice, Milo & Bobby in Australia holidaying with Mae, Daisy & Peter.  Alice cannot adjust to the heat of the Outback & as they are bound to the house, is not very happy with their trip.  She receives a message from Jack stating that there has been a murder & she needs to return home as soon as possible.

Jane is found murdered & left on the sidewalk near their infamous club V. Alice cannot understand what happened as Jane was recovering well in rehab & now turns up murdered.  The police have no clues & there have been two other murders as well.  Everybody is claiming it is a human serial killer, but Alice is determined to avenge Jane's death & find the killer.  She believes it is a vampire not a human.

After their last fight with the Lycan pack, Alice has started training to increase her strength, agility & speed.  Olivia is training her & Alice is improving in leaps & bounds.  She is pleased that her strength is better & can beat Jack.  There is a twist, Leif was with the Lycan pack, who turned the tables & helped Alice.  He has stuck around since & visits the house often.  Nobody understands why he is bonded with Alice & Milo.  It all seems that he has something against them, but it comes out that he is their father.  This was a surprise & a happy one.  It was good to find out who their father was & why they are so different from the other vampires.

Alice has taken to hunting down clues about Jane's death & drags Bobby along to help.  They are then hunted themselves by the Vampire Hunters & find themselves in trouble.

Alice & Jack are still very much in love.  Alice goes behind Jack's back to find the killer & Jack loses his trust in her yet again.  It looks to be over between them.  Peter has come back with Mae & Daisy as they had trouble in Australia with Daisy attacking humans at a fare.  Alice still has feelings for Peter, but still loves Jack more.  Poor Peter, I really thought he might win in the end of this one, but no such luck. 

Alice is having second thoughts about all her decisions.  She hasn't got a purpose in life & since she has eternity, what will she do.  Milo is going back to school & Alice doesn't know what she wants.  Did she make the right choice in becoming a vampire? Does she really love Jack so much to spend eternity with him? Ezra is trying to help Alice make her decisions by giving her text books & novels to read.  But what she is interested in the detective work, tracking down this serial killer.

Alice tracks down the killer.  The Vampire Hunters track down Alice.  There is a lot of action & Alice kicks butt.

This was another fabulous read by Amanda Hocking & of course another 5star rating.  I was really hoping that another book was coming in this series & have found another will be out this year called Swear.  I can't wait for it to see what happens with Alice & Jack.  Will Peter end up with Alice eventually?? Will Alice find her calling? I can't wait for October to arrive with Swear!

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