The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules by Julie KagawaTitle: The Immortal Rules
(Blood of Eden #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 512 pages
Source: NetGalley

Vampires have always existed, but stayed hidden. After the onset of the Red Lung plague one Vampire Master went forward in an effort to save the humans. The failed attempted led to Rabids. Mankind was blood cattle for the Vampires, serving their blood needs.

Allison and her small group of friends is attacked one night. She is given a choice – to die or to turn into a Vampire. Her sire, Kanin, teaches her how to survive until they are forced to separate….”

Special thanks to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this ARC.

Allison Sekemoto has lived her entire life in The Fringe. The Fringe is located on the edge of a vampire city. A city full of vampires that use humans… they use humans as pets, as slaves, as food.

One night, Allie must decide whether to die permanently or become what she has always despised most. Not wanting to die, Allie chooses to become a vamp and is forced to leave behind all that she has ever known.

Kanin, Allie’s maker, takes the time and teaches her all the rules of living as a vampire. But after a dangerous encounter one night, Allie is forced to flee the only city she has ever known and comes across a group of humans. To continue on, Allie must blend in with the traveling group of humans.

How long will Allie be able to keep up the charade, especially when Zeke, a young boy her age, begins to get close to her?

I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to read this ARC. I’ve been a fan of Julie Kagawa’s writing since I picked up the first book of the Iron Fey series last year. And with this book, I am an even bigger one.

Her writing has the ability to pull you in from the first sentence. She gives awesome descriptions of the world the characters live in and makes you feel as if you are really there.

My only regret with this book is that I wish there were more time with Kanin. I found him very mysterious and wanted to know more about him. But with where this book ended, I have a feeling we will be seeing more of him in the next one, so I eagerly await the next installment of this series.

Okay, I admit it. I’m “stuck” in bit of a rut reading Vampire and paranormal series. But with books such as The Immortal Rules I don’t feel all that horrible about it. This gritty Vampire dystopia pulled me right in from the get go. I had never read anything by Julie Kagawa before, but the cover alone intrigued me and I’m so glad my request at NetGalley was granted.

I love the world that Kagawa has created with this new series. I have to agree with Heather that I would have loved to see more of Kanin. The descriptions were great – I could really visualize everything. As the story kept progressing I kept on thinking, “What is she going to get herself into now and how is she going to get out of it?”.

I just finished reading The Immortal Rules last night, so forgive me if this part of the review sucks. I really still need time to form some coherent thoughts but wanted to give my two cents about it.

Go get it. Now.

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