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…
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.