Monday, April 23, 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Genre:  YA Paranormal Dystopian
Blood of Eden Series, Book 1
Expected publication date:  April 24, 2012

Description (taken from Goodreads):
In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Aaah!  So you know how everyone has said this book is amazing?  All those awesome reviews you've seen that make you question whether or not you need to read this?  Let me tell you, this book lives up to all of that hype.  And then some!

It's not all that often that you get to read about vampires from a vampire's perspective.  And then those books don't always portray vampires as actual monsters.  This book?  I loved how vampiristic and realistic (even though we're in a world of vampires) it was.  Awesome!

I'm not going to say anything about the plot line because I think everyone should have the chance to read the book without knowing what's going to happen.  I'll only say this: don't get too attached to people.  My heart literally broke five times throughout the book.

Who would I recommend this book to?  Everybody!  Especially if you're a vampire fanatic like I am.  I believe I will have to read Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series now....

Thanks goes to Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for providing me a review copy.

Challenges:  Young Adult Reading Challenge


  1. Awesome review..this book rocked, so glad you enjoyed it too!

  2. -gasp!- You HAVEN'T READ THE IRON FEY SERIES?!?! You need to read them like, now. Because if you loved this book, you will LOVE those. Those were my absolute favorite series, seriously!

    Jenny at Books to the Sky


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