Blodets Bånd #1 Vildveje
Title: My Blood Approves
Series: My Blood Approves #1
Author: Amanda Hocking
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Vildveje
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2013
Finished Reading: November 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy & Paranormal
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham’s life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack’s unlike anyone she’s ever met.
Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he’s around. Even though he can’t stand the sight of her, she’s drawn to him.
But falling for two very different 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.
I’m not ignorant, I knew Twilight had become a defining role model when it comes to the genre of Paranormal fantasy books, but that it’s become this legendary, that everyone wants to copy the plot, the characters and the storyline into their own failed attempts are beyond me.
However, I’ve finally had the pleasure of having encountered a book in which can make Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight look like a masterpiece. What went wrong? Everything. This is a doppelganger to Twilight and not a good one. Let me give you some examples, even though I’ve promised to spoilers.
Plain girl meets mysterious boy whom saves her from danger.
Endless details of a boring daily life led by our main character.
Vampire boy finds the girl irresistible due to her blood being special.
Vampire boy has rich adoptive family that consists of very beautiful and attractive elder vampires.
Plain girl wants to ditch being a human being and become a vampire without thinking about her family.
Besides these clear rip-off events, the problems seem to pile up and end up becoming dreadful at the end. Our boring ass main character is the worst narrator I’ve ever experienced in any book; it was nearly unbearable listening to her monologues being both dumb and childish for the most part. I feel sad that I wasted too much energy acquiring these books and then reading the first one. Took me about two years of searching every day to find someone who sold these books, now I know why she sold them.
I don’t recommend reading this series, read Twilight instead. You loved Twilight. Still don’t recommend this.
I’m so disappointed right now.