Flutter

Posted 8 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

FlutterFlutter by Amanda Hocking
Series: My Blood Approves #3
Published by Amanda Hocking on 2010-05-25
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 390
Source: personal purchase | eBook
Buy/Shelve it: AmazonB&NKoboAudible

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From the back cover...

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From the back cover...

Being undead doesn't make life any easier for Alice Bonham.

Her younger brother's love life is heating up, while hers is... more complicated. Mae is falling apart, her best friend Jane is addicted to vampire bites, and if Alice doesn't get her bloodlust under control, someone will end up dead.

Alice volunteers for a rescue mission with Ezra. But going up against a pack of rabid vampires might be too much, even for him.

My Review

Flutter is the third book in the My Blood Approves series.  Once again, I like the plot of the series and I get drawn into it every time.  The story line is a strong one, with the sub plots as engaging as the main story.  There are lots of twists and turns to keep the story moving, but the pace probably could have been a bit faster.  The love triangle thing just doesn’t seem to be progressing at all, with the same angst and issues going on in different situations.  However, the characters themselves become more developed with each book, becoming more real and more personable.  There was a subplot between Mae and Ezra that was just gut-wrenching at times and almost as key to the story as the main story line.  But as much I enjoyed the plot and the characters, the grammar and lack of editing distracted me from the story.   There were a lot of grammatical errors that stopped me cold, making me reread a sentence or two just to figure out what was going on.  It is obvious there is talent there, but the editing really needs to improve for that to shine through.

My Recommendation

Despite the editing, the book and the series have good bones that are worth a read.

About Amanda Hocking

I live in Minnesota, and I write young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy mostly. The My Blood Approves series is about vampires in Minneapolis, and its available now. I also wrote the Trylle Trilogy, which is a paranormal romance without vampires, shifters, mermaids, fae, angels, dragons, ghosts, or ninjas.

My latest book is Hollowland – a zombie urban fantasy set in the dystopian near future. It’s a bit more violent and gritter than my other books, but there is still romance. Mostly though, Remy kicks a lot of butt.

I also enjoy Red Bull, Jim Henson, Batman, Jane Austen, Star Wars legos, and I absolutely hate long walks on the beach out of my intense fear/hatred of wet sand

My favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Moore, and J. D. Salinger, but I don’t write anything like them. I have an obsession with River Phoenix, and I’ve seen Silence of the Lambs more than any other movie, even The Dark Knight. If I were trapped on a deserted island, the one thing I’d take with me would be a boat capable for taking me home.

I’m also the guitarist in a band called the Fraggin Aardvarks, and even though its even twice as cool as it sounds, we haven’t had a practice in like two years, so I’m not sure that technically we are still a band. But we never broke up, and it’s an awesome thing to tell people, so I’m sticking with it. (We even had a synethesizer!)

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2 responses to “Flutter

  1. The cover is really pretty! I’ve actually been considering purchasing the Trylle Trilogy by Hocking. I’ll have to look into the My Blood Approves series if I enjoy the Trylle series.

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