Friday, June 29, 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules

Author: Julie Kagawa

Published: Harlequin Teen, April 2012

Pages: 485

Series: Blood of Eden, Book 1

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Summary: "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.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: As someone who has loved all of Julie’s books so far I was really excited to read The Immortal Rules.  I don’t usually care for books that have a dystopian like feel to them but when you add vampires and Julie Kagawa then you can’t really go wrong.

This book reminded me so much of the movie I am Legend at parts.  It was more of an observation than anything that added or detracted from the story however.

As far as the story itself goes I thought it was a little slow to get into at the start but once the ball got rolling I was really intrigued by the story and couldn’t stop reading.

My favourite character would have to be Kanin.  I just found Kanin to be a very interesting character and I loved reading the parts that included him.  I’m really hoping we get to know more about him and his history.  I did like Allie and Zeke but really it was Kanin that stood out so much to me.

These days I find the whole romance in YA to be so overpowering and it becomes the main focus of the story whereas I prefer it as a side thing and there being a better main story line.  Thankfully, The Immortal Rules has a drop of romance and the rest is the story of Allie and vampires and the end of the world.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book and I am really looking forward to reading the next one.  I love Julie Kagawa’s books and this one is so different from the Iron Fey Series but still as good.

Source: NetGalley

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