Jul 6, 2012

Review: The Immortal Rules, by Julie Kagawa

"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.
Rating: 4.22 of 5 stars4.22 of 5 stars4.22 of 5 stars 

Let's start with the basics: this is my first ever Julie Kagawa book!
Isn't that surprising? I'm like the only person on Earth that hasn't read The Iron Fey series, but just so you know, it's on my July TBR ;)

I gave up on vampire books a while ago, but the hype surrounding this one made me very eager to read it, and I'm glad I finally did. The plot was incredible, and although I was a bit confused at the beginning, because I definitely didn't expect a dystopian vampire book, the book was amazing.

It was the sort of book that always had something happening. For example, there was action at some point, and then it calmed down and everything seemed okay for a while, but then BAM!

Something happens and you don't know what but you're grabbing onto your seat, reading frantically.

I loved it, and I recommend it for basically anyone. Like I said, I had given up on vampire books and liked it, so I think it's good for everyone. One thing, though, if you're afraid of things like blood, and killing, this novel describes things very graphically, so for some people it might be uncomfortable or even scary. But that's just a small warning.


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