Fate by Amanda Hocking

Fate (My Blood Approves #2)

  • By Amanda Hocking
  • Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback
  • Published: April 15th 2010
  • Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
  • Source: own copy
  • In a Note: I was very, very disappointed.
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    Fate – the second installment in the My Blood Approves series…
    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…
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    I’ve read Hocking’s Trylle series, and I enjoyed that quite a bit, so you can imagine my excitement for this new installment. Sadly, I was very, very disappointed.

    Honestly? This book doesn’t even deserve HALF a star.
    It was THAT bad.

    Alice, the mc, is, in short, a Bella, i.e, crazy, a nut-case, nimrod, and pining over a dangerous, bloodsucking creature of hell, who in this book’s case, has a dangerous, bloodsucking brother who is also cause of the MOST ANNOYING LOVE TRIANGLE I have ever ranted about.

    I really think the love triangle was too monotonous and boring and completely unwarranted, because we’ve already got a lot if Twilight elements in this already, no need to add more and make it so completely cliché.

    And the writing! I had to spare myself from reading this book by doing Math. And I hate math. I wonder if I should feel bad for Amanda Hocking or her editor. I had no qualms about her writing in her previous Trylle series, so I’m guessing this was published much before that? I really don’t know, nor do I care.

    And really, there was no plot, except for Alice getting into the middle of some sort of random tight spot; but we don’t really have to worry about THAT, because there’s always Hocking’s version of Edward there to save the day. My, my.

    And there are a lot if serious events in this book, like, say, humans being turned into vampires and people dying, but these are brushed off and put into the background very quickly like it’s no big deal at all. And that, for me, was a major turn off. I wanted to her excited, I wanted passion and action and feeling. I got none.

    I officially loathe vampires.

    This book, is, in another words, a Twilight wannabe. Period. It had flat characters, bad writing, and completely void world building where nothing happens for a reason other than to fuel the angst of the love triangle.

    I do not recommend this book, because if you’ve already read Twilight, you’re going to be reading the same story from different characters. And I honestly preferred Bella.

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    12 thoughts on “Fate by Amanda Hocking

      1. Maddy Post author

        I’m glad you’re saved from the trouble of finding that out the hard way 🙂 but you should really give her Trylle series a chance.

      1. Maddy Post author

        Haha, I actually love The VA series by Richelle Mead, the vampires in this book just annoyed me to no end as they didn’t actually behave like vampires in any way.

      1. Maddy Post author

        I’m happy that I read her Trylle series as well 🙂 there’s been a huge leap in her writing and I’m glad u got to see the better end of it.

    1. Melliane

      Oh no I’m sorry it was that bad, it’s really sad but I understand your feelings. I haven’t read any books by this author yet bur maybe one day.

      1. Maddy Post author

        I don’t know why this series was such a disappointment, but you should definitely try out Hocking’s Trylle series.

    2. Michelle

      🙁 I’m sorry that it didn’t go well for you! I love Amanda Hocking–her books are absolutely fabulous but I never have gotten to this series, and now I’m not so sure if I want to, but I think I’ll eventually give it a try to see the outcome. Great review!
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      1. Maddy Post author

        I haven’t read many of Hocking’s books except of course this one and the Trylle series, which I really loved. You’re right, it was an amaing series and that’s part of the reason why I picked up Fate, but, oh well.

        There’s always next time 🙂


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