(Goodreads) 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.
The Short Story? - I wouldn't have expected anything less from one of YA's most celebrated authors! Kagawa's post-apocalytic vampire tale finally sets the vampire record straight! This is definitely not just another vampire book, this is the good stuff - prepare for a re-education! Combining two of YA's best genres, The Immortal Rules has everything from a fierce and kickass heroine, zombies, killer smack downs and romance! Love dystopian? Hate vampires? Read Immortal Rules and I'll guarantee an attitude change! Bravo Kagawa!
The Long Story? - Personally, this was better than Iron Fey. I've only read the first book in the series but there's a reason I stopped - it just didn't hold my interest. On the other hand, The Immortal Rules had me hooked. The novel started off pretty slowly, initially Allie is human and Kagawa shows readers life through the perspective of humans in this post-apocalytic society. Then as Allie is changed, she shows readers life through the perspective of vampires. It's all quite clever. I must compliment Kagawa on her world-building skills, this society is definitely not one I hope to ever live in but it's authenticity can not be denied, it's scary but very real. About 60 pages into the novel, it really starts picking up and from there it's one heck of a roller coaster ride. A dangerous adventure right til the last word, it's completely addictive. The Immortal Rules will hook into you and never let go.
Allie and I got along famously. Allison Sekemoto is definitely the biggest badass in town now that Rose Hathaway decide to retire. Filled with sharp wit, fight and courage, Allie was the perfect heroine. She's definitely not the friendliest person but when a vampire, you have no need of friends. I can't wait to watch Allie develop, I'm very much liking this girl, she's a tough cookie! I really wished to see Allie fall for a vampire so when it turned out to be the very human, Zeke I was a tad disappointed. However Zeke is a terribly sweet guy and I couldn't help liking him. Everything about him screams nice guy and I certainly don't think he'll be finishing last this time! BUT the guy who stole my heart was Kanin, so he's WAY to old for Allie and he's kinda her vampire daddy but he's so...excuse me while I wipe my drool! I'm definitely looking forward to Kanin's return because I'm very muck taken by this badass vampire! Overall, very good characterisation!
All in all, The Immortal Rules is probably the equivalent to a joyride - it's breathtakingly adventurous and dangerous. Once you slip into the fold of the story, it will hold onto you and never let you go! If you like your novels dangerous and exciting and your vampires not sparkly then The Immortal Rules is definitely your book! This post-apocalytic society is getting a wake-up in the name of Allison Sekemoto!
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