March 29, 2012

The Immortal Rules

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Release Date ~ 4/24/12
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Harlequin Teen
Source ~ Harlequin Teen
Purchase: The Book Depository
You will kill. The only question is when.
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.
Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.
Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.
   Julie Kagawa never, ever, ever, in a million years ceases to amaze me. Her books keep on getting better, and better, and better (now just repeat the word better a million times). I've come to expect greatness from this lady, and greatness has been achieved with this novel. This is all I have to say to her:
And I know I'm not the only one who things so...

    The main character, Allie, was hard to connect with in the beginning, because she was a little mean and didn't have a ton of  caring for her fellow humans, she was like Katniss in the beginning of The Hunger Games: a survivor. An "every man for themselves" kind of girl. But then she got a lot better and I think I ended up liking her the most of all the characters of read about this year (so far)! 

   The setting in this book was really lush. The world built by Kagawa was so brutal, but yet so well done! In this world, there is no such thing as security for humans, they had to watch their back every moment, and it was really interesting to see how people would act in that situation! 

   The romance in this book was really sweet. With lots of twists and turns in the relationship, it was fun to read about Ally come to care for him! 

   A jaw-dropping, stellar first book in the Blood of Eden series. Naturally, I can't wait for book two!

Cover Comments: I love the blood dripping from her eye. And the dark background is awesome!

This book counts in the following reading challenges:
Review Copy Cleanup: 1
Dystopian Reading Challenge: 10
Vampire Reading Challenge: 1
ARC Reading Challenge: 12
1st in a Series Reading Challenge: 10


  1. i really wanna read this seems very interesting...if i wanna read a julie kagawa book, it will be this one :)

    thanks for reviewing it :D

  2. Great review! I'm reading this at the mo and am really enjoying it!

  3. Have you ever used GIFs before this post?

  4. I've heard great buzz about this book. Enjoyed the review and can't wait to read it!

  5. i heard a lot of good things about this book.. and i love the iron fey series and i'm sure i'll definitely love this one too :)

  6. Julie's awesome so I'm sure it rocks!

    It seems like her vampire lore is different which is great!!

    Thanks so much:)

  7. Great review! I keep hearing a lot of great things about this book, so I'll be sure to buy it when it comes out.

  8. I totally need to read this book! I haven't read a book by Julia Kagawa yet, so I'm so excited that this will be my first one! I'm glad the character grew a lot and you ended up liking her towards the end!

  9. I really want to read this book! Thanks for the review. By the way nice touch on Dean telling Julie "Your Awesome".

  10. Lol! I love that gif. Completely perfect. I'm reading this one soon; I hope I like it as much as you did!

  11. AHHH, this is so encouraging. I have my own ARC for devouring purposes, but I'M RESTRAINING MYSELF UNTIL SPRING BREAK. oh, the torture. Especially when faced with reviews like this one.


  12. PARANORMAL RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I loved this book! I still have to write my review but JKagawa did such an awesome job!

  14. This book will probably be my top pick for 2012- it was awesome!

  15. great review and I really want to read this :D

  16. I'm really looking forward to this one! Got it cheap on kindle so it's on my tbr pile now :) Glad you liked it!

  17. I want to read this book. I hope I can read it soon. I'm a big fan of Julie Kagawa.

    Thank u for the review. Great review :)


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