Friday, May 4, 2012
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
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.
The Immortal Rules was an incredibly good book.I have never read Kagawa's other series, The Iron Fey series, but I definitely will be. Her writing style is brilliant. I like that the book wasn't your typical young adult vampire love story. The author gave us a gritty, sometimes heart wrenching tale of survival. No matter what it takes or what you have to do, you have to survive. The characters were wonderfully written. It was almost like you were in the book with them, feeling what they felt. I liked Stick from the beginning, and was very bummed out to find out what he did to Allie. I still hope he reappears in book two because he has a lot of potential to become an awesome main character. I liked the fact that the book was a vampire dystopian novel. I'm curious to learn more about the red lung virus. I can't wait to read the second book in the series, and see where things go from there.
I give The Immortal Rules: 5/5.
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I received this ebook from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.