Name: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlquin Teen
Release Date: April 24th 2012
As soon as founf The Immortal Rules on Goodreads the first thought that came to mind was "Another book about vampires?"
After tons of Young Adult about these creatures, was more than sure that The Immortal Rules would have been another boring and anonymous read, and I've been avoiding it for a long time, but finally the curiosity got the better of me and I decided to start it, and now i'm really happy i read it.
I admit that the first few chapters were pretty boring, and above all very heavy, but, after 50 pages or so the real plot was revealed, and the story began to appassionate me.
Julie Kagawa win me over again with her writing and her ability to create, unique, ingenious and wonderful books.
In a not so distant future, the world as we know changed radically.
The vampires revealed to humans, and now they rule undisturbed all the cities. Plus it has spread a mysterious plague that change humans into horrible and terrifying creatures, halfway between humans and vampires, who are now decimating the population.
In New Covington the situation is more tragic than ever. Humans are divided into Registered, protected by vampires but forced to donate a certain amount of blood every month, and Not registered, who instead are free to do whatever they want but must survive on their own.
Live as a Not Registered is really hard, but Allison Sekemoto learned how to survive a long time ago.
When a mission to find food in the center of the city conducts her three friends to death, Allie doesn't know what to do. Kanin, a mysterious vampire suddenly apparead, gives her a choice: die or become a vampire like him.
Frightened to die, Allie chooses to live, but life as a vampire is even more difficult than as an Unregistered.
Allison was one of the best heroines i ever read about. She's strong, brave and ready to sacrifice and fight to save who she cares about, determined to preserve her humanity
Kanin wasn't so present in the book except for brief periods in the first chapters, but he's definitely an interesting character that I expect to see more in the next book of the series.
The ending was wonderful. Certainly it wasn't the Happy End I wanted so much, it has nothing of "happy" and leaves many things pending, but it was still great.
My rating is 5 stars!The Immortal Rules is a unique book and definitely a must read, that all lovers of vampires should read!