Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

Name: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlquin Teen
Release Date: 
April 24th 2012
Format: Hardcover
485 pages   

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.

My Review:

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!


  1. Awesome review! I really LOVED this book. Allison is probably one of my absolute favourite kick-ass heroines ever . . . so I hope she remains so in the sequel.

  2. I'm so glad you loved it as much as I did! I was blown away by this book. Allie is definitely in my top 10 favorites. I can't wait for the next book (to see more about sexy Kanin :p)

  3. I did like the premise of this book but I didn't love it. Maybe I had too high expectations. Hope that the second instalment will win me over.

  4. I loved this book, it was wonderful new take on vampires and had my new favorite genre this year. Dystopian!! Glad you enjoyed and Great review!! :)

  5. I'm kind of loving all these new hybrid books, like vampire/futuristic. It's unclear to me yet whether it's post-apocalyptic or dystopian from the description, but maybe those too. Looking forward to reading this one.

  6. Oh I am so excited for this one. I am glad you liked it and I am very appreciative of the warning that it is slow at first. I have to remember that so I won't give up. I think I may get it on audio. Great review.


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