Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Genre: Paranormal / Dystopia
Release: April 24th 2012
Buy the Book at: Book Depository / Indigo Chapters
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.
Awesome action scenes, danger, suspense, flying body parts and lots, lots of blood!
Julie Kagawa is one of those very special authors that never stop amazing me. With each new book she releases, the more I love her! and with The Immortal Rules, the first in a brand new vampire series, she totally rocked my shelf!
With a blend of dystopia/post-apocalyptic and paranormal world, Julie Kawaga brings to the shelves a highly frightening and strikingly awesome new Vampire novel! Indeed, The Immortal Rules introduces a female vampire character who knows very well how to hold a Katana! Allison Sekemoto, the badass heroine, is saved and sired by a Vampire who teaches her everything she needs to know to survive....until their path parts and Allison, after wandering outside the Vampire city, founds herself among a group of humans who are in search of Eden, a city free of Vampires and Rabids (beastly and brainless vampires created as a result of wrong scientific experiments)
Also, Kanin, Allison's sire, is pretty much one of the greatest Vampires I have read in YA and believe me when I say that I'd put myself on my knees to adore him! Unfortunately, I didn't have enough of him in this first installment but by the end of The Immortal Rules, I felt like an unspoken promise that he will be back with all of his charming badass-ness! In addition to Allie and Kanin, there is the love interest who shines in this novel with goodness and a noble heart. It is incredible appealing to read a character such as Zeke (yes, the love interest), he is merely seventeen year-old, yet life has made him grow-up pretty fast. He is one of those few perfect characters whose perfection doesn't bother nor does it make him less credible or real. Zeke's good will and noble soul are definitely two qualities I love to see in the characters I read and I think it brings the excellent contrast and balance to the evilness Kagawa's created for the dark and cruel world of The Immortal Rules.
Julie Kagawa has certainly created a powerful cast with a highly addictive and brilliant plot that will lure readers to loyally follow this story until the very last installment of the Blood of Eden series! The Immortal Rules is a bloody ride filled with the most awesome action scenes, danger, suspense, flying body parts and lots, lots of blood! Of course, there is also the necessary dose of romance that makes this novel even more bloody perfect! So, if you thought that there were no enough mean and scary vampires in YA, here you have some of the cruelest vampires ever! They could be, indeed, pretty hardcore rivals even for veterans like Nosferatu and Dracula! Bloody recommended!
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