Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Subtitle: Blood of Eden, Book 1
Publisher: Harlequin ; Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: April 24th, 2012
GOODREADS DESCRIPTIONAllison 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
I was so scared to read this one. I have a deep love for the Iron Fey series. I knew this would be nothing like that, so I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. All that worry was for nothing though. I learned that Kagawa doesn’t have to write about fey for me to like her stuff. She could probably write about boiling water, and it would still be magical.
I loved everything about The Immortal Rules. It was gripping, dark, and so well written. Allie is a kick ass character. In her position, I would have made the same choices. My favorite thing about her, is how she tries to hold on to her humanity. It’s one of her best qualities.
This whole world is scary as all heck! The rabids *shudders*. Love how they were described. I was terrified. Hubby kept looking over and I must have been making faces, because I had to tell him how scary those things were.
The supporting Characters are great. I don’t want to get to into them, for fear of spoiling. There is a little romance. I stress the word little, because it’s there through out, but it’s not the main focus. Which I loved. There were also some characters I loved to hate and a couple that grew on me.
I don’t know what else to say without going all fan-girl-rambling. This will go down as the worst review I have ever written, because even after a whole week of sitting on my thoughts, I still can’t give coherent reasons for loving The Immortal Rules.