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Review of The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, Book 1)

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“You are a monster.” Kanin’s deep voice droned in my head again, as I forced myself to move, to walk away. “You will always be a monster, there is no turning back from it. But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you.”

When I first saw Julie was going to write a book about vampires, I was dissappointed. But now I know. The genius of Julie Kagawa is that she can take the most overdone and cliche genre and turn it around.

She's done it again. She's taken a genre that is so overdone and cliche and made it come alive in a totally new way. I was almost dreading this book, sure that by crossing into the vampire world I would lose all respect for Julie but it actually made me respect her amazing abilities so much more. The worst thing I can say about The Immortal Rules is that it's so long and at the same time not nearly long enough, and that Ash can't make an appearance since it's not set in the same world.

Allison Sekemoto is a human girl living on the fringes of New Covington, the vampire city she was raised in. Unregistered and so therefore unfed, she spends her days scavenging for food and her evenings cowering in fear of vampires. But it's better than life outside the walls where rabids kill anything that moves. That is, until one night she and her gang are attacked and she is offered the choice of eternal life as a vampire or death. After chosing eternal life and learning the rules of her new life, sometimes the hard way, Allie is forced outside the walls were she meets up with a band of humans and tries to live amongst them. But there unofficial leader Zeke makes things hard for her.

What can I say about this amazing book. As always, Julie has given us an amazing and strong character who is likeable from the very beginning, unlike that blonde in her other book that had to grow on me. Allie is smart and fierce with a personality that can only be described as wise-ass BAMF in the making. And Zeke, while nowhere near as sexy and mysterious as Ash, is a totally sexy and amazing character in his own right. He is kind and generous in a world where those qualities can get you killed. He is the most "human" of all the characters in the book save the children.

And the world, oh the terrifying complexities of a world ravaged by disease and corruption with Vampires who keep pets and require monthy blood donations for protection. Totally believable and amazing.

I'm so excited to read more from this world and holding my breath for the next genre that Julie takes on. One thing's for sure, I will not doubt her again. Read it people. IT's SOOOOO Good.
Added by tersanay
6 years ago on 2 May 2012 00:31


Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jun 18 4:45
I enjoy reading your reviews. They make me want to read more. I'll probably be spending another few months on the Hunger Games trilogy, haha, since I'm so slow but after that some of these books sound interesting :)
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jun 18 14:54
Thanks. Sometimes I think people don't even read reviews.

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