Title: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) Author: Julie Kagawa Publication: 2012, Harlequin Teen 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.
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....read more Review: Blood-thirsty, unrelenting and sinister is this new dystopian world created by Julie. Here, the humans hang on to their lives and the few remaining pieces of humanity, all by a dangerously thin thread as they attempt at co-existing with vampires and the more recently created monsters, the rabids. With one glance, I first thought that Julie's dystopian setting looked very typical. However, take a closer look and one will find that certain details have fashioned New Covington and beyond into an especially dark landscape complete with an atmosphere that will shock readers who have come from the brighter (in comparison) tone of The Iron Fey (well, I was a bit shocked, anyway XD....) "The Immortal Rules" will grip you like starving hunger and offer a scary clarity of the dreary mindset of people living in Julie's latest world. The morbid creatures and dynamic cast of characters were fantastic. Allison, "Allie", offers us a POV that has volume, precision, and emotional contrast. She is a heroine who, although isn't social or brightly optimistic, is easy for readers to draw close to and keep up with. She is surrounded by a vast range of supporting characters, some more likeable and others less than others -coughRuthcough-, but each in their own right dimensional, realistic, and never flat. The layout of the novel is split into 4 appropriately titled "Parts" and the pacing was even, engaging and entertaining. Though I would not call the propelling of this book, however quick it was, exactly intense, but the vivid characters, the world-building, and the fiery tonality of "The Immortal Rules" definitely was. If this series were to grow with future installments, then I'm sure it will become something incredibly astounding and amazing! To put this book alongside other YA vampire reads, Julie's novel will stand absolutely strong and impressive with its pitch dark atmosphere and hard-to-forget characters.My favourite YA vampire read so far! Rating:✰✰✰✰ 4.5"Allie!" Hoots
Final Notes: As far as vampire reads go, Julie's rendering is a fantastic one and I really liked it! It had everything from realistic feel to an epic heroine to romance to kick-butt action. It was a bit hard to remember that this was Julie, of the fey and dear Meghan and Puck and Ash, who wrote this book but it definitely did not distract me because she pulled it off the dark side really well.
Fans of The Iron Fey and any vampire fans should definitely buy a copy of this one! I smell a mind-blowing new series being brewed here!
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