Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Blood of Eden #1YA Paranormal

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)

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.

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My Review

Just when you thought "How could Julie Kagawa give us a better series than The Iron Fey," she unleashes her new series The Immortal Rules, Blood Of Eden, At first I was not too sure about another vamp book. I felt the world of vampires had been exhausted. Julia totally made me a believer!! She definitely made something old into something new and different. I was sucked into her post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel. Allison Sekemoto is a 17 year old girl from the fringe, living in a vampire run city called New Covington. In this world of vampires you can either live as a registered, and have to give blood twice a month in exchange for food and protection, or be a unregistered and have to fend for yourself in the fringe. Allie has chosen to be unregistered, so she and her small gang of human friends must fend for themselves. One day while hunting for food, Allison and her crew get attacked by Rabids. After watching her friends die she too was savagely attacked to the point of almost death. It was then that Kanin, a master vampire, came. He gave her the choice to either die now or live as the one thing she hated most, a vampire. This book just gets better and better from there. I must say I was very impressed by the creativity and thought that went into this book. I can hardly wait until the next book in the series comes out. All I can say is if you haven't read this book yet, what are you waiting for? Trust me, you will enjoy every minute of it.