The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Published: April 24, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Pages: 512 Series: Blood of Eden #1 My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Synopsis: "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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Review: Picture the thing you hate most. Got it in your mind? Now imagine you are dying and the only way to survive is to become the thing you hate most. Would
you take that opportunity or would you die? Ok show of hands for how
many people would want to become something they hate if it means the
other option is death? Come on don't be shy! I know you're out there. If
it helps I'd do the same. And so would Allison Sekemoto.
Sekemoto is a street rat. She's barely surviving with her little gang
of only four people (including her). So when she finds a whole basement
full of food she doesn't hesitate to tell her friends where it is and
bring them there. But the stash is outside the vampire city, which means
rabids could be waiting for them and you don't want to run into a rabid
but they go anyway. They get attacked by the rabids and in order to
save her "friend" Stick, Allison sacrifices herself to the rabids but
before she can die a vampire comes to her and gives her a choice: become
the thing she hates most (a vampire) or die.
"I wish I could've said I would rather die than become a
bloodsucker. I wished I had the courage, the strength, to stick with my
convictions. But in reality, when faced with death and the great unknown
that came after, my survival instinct snatched wildly at whatever
lifeline was offered. I didn't want to die. Even if it meant becoming
something I loathed, my nature was, first and always, to survive."
I'm a huge fan of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series and her
writing. So imagine my delight when I found out about this book. At
first I was a bit worried that the paranormal part of the book would mix
well with the dystopian part of this book (think water and oil) but all
my worries were for nothing because this book blended the two
I also never once thought the book was slow, it was
actually quite fast paced and it had its fair share of action. The
characters were also perfect for the story and how they acted was
believable and realistic.
I loved the idea of the rabids and the
vampire cities. For some reason the rabids reminded me of the
monster-vampire-things from I Am Legend. Those things gave me chills and so did the rabids and I don't think many books (if any) have actually given me chills.
me this book was pretty amazing and I found myself getting completely
absorbed into the story. It was unique and anyone who loved the Iron Fey
series will most likely love this too as long as said person is up for
everything that should come with every vampire book.