Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Series: Blood of Eden, book one
Source: ARC received from publisher
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About the Book: "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. (goodreads)
My Thoughts: Hallelujah. A fresh and intriguing take on vampiers! Thank you Julie Kagawa! I shouldn't have been surprised. I mean, this is the woman who took what is fatal to faeries and used it to create a whole new type of fey. Obviously she isn't just going to regurgitate the same old vampire stories we've heard before.
I have to admit. I was a bit daunted by the size of The Immortal Rules. It's nearly 500 pages long! However, once I started reading it seemed to just fly by. I think it helps that the book is broken up in to four sections. These sections don't break up the flow of the story but rather give each section more of a focus. It worked really well.
I was really interested in the world of The Immortal Rules. I wanted to know more about how vampires got control and how the different divisions of vampires and remaining humans worked. Basically I just wanted to know everything I could about this new and fascinating world Julie Kagawa introduced me to!
If you're looking for a vampire story that stands out from the rest I highly suggest giving this one a try! It's one series I'll be keeping up with!
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