(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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I HAVE heard of The Iron Fey, I just haven't gotten to read those books yet. They look great, though. If my library had them, I would have read them already. :)ReplyDelete
Awesome review..i loved this novel!ReplyDelete
Although I've read the whole Iron Fey series, I wouldn't call it golden. But so far, all reviewers whom I respect actually love it! So I'm really excited to get my hands on this.ReplyDelete
I loved The Iron Fey series so I know I'll love this one. I so hope I win. Thanks for the great review.ReplyDelete
I agree! Julie is one of the awesomeness ya authors. I believe this new series from her will be kick-ass!ReplyDelete
Awesome review! I loooved this one as well! Been entering many contests for this one so I haven't preordered my keeper copy yet! Keeping my fingers crossed!ReplyDelete
This is great! I'm sure Julie's vampire lore is awesome, along with the plot!ReplyDelete
"Joyride" was a good word to use for it. I agree.ReplyDelete
i have not read the Iron Fey to know if is good or not but, your review makes me fall in love with this one.ReplyDelete
I love the Iron Fey series - you should give it another go, as it gets better and better - You're missing out on all the Ash-ness!!! I'm very excited for this series too :)ReplyDelete
Yay! I didn't read all of your review, because I don't like to until I finish a book, and I'm reading my NG copy of The Immortal Rules right now. BUT I totally agree on The Iron Fey. I read the first three and the novella (Winter's Passage), and while I though the first one was cute, I quickly tired of the series and characters. The love triangle is stupid, Ash is boring, and the MC doesn't make good use of her powers. Sigh!ReplyDelete
Liking TIR way better!
I read your review and it makes me want to read even more. Most reviews have been giving it great ratings but you are painting a clearer picture of Allie and what to expect from her. I like that she's not some mushy girl type that doesn't have a clue about what she is. Thanks for the great review and a chance to win this awesome sounding book.ReplyDelete
"Love dystopian? Hate vampires? Read Immortal Rules and I'll guarantee an attitude change!"ReplyDelete
hehehe! So I'm going to wind up hating dystopian and lovng vampires? >:D
Sorry, I kid. Umm... wow. This sounds AMAZING, and I think I kind of love Abbie already... I love a girl with attitude, and... uh.. what am I doing commenting? I have it sitting right here beside me...
Amazing review! I already wanted to read the book, now I want to read it even more! I loved the Iron Fey and have high hopes for The Immortal Rules.ReplyDelete
I am so excited for this. I actually am not really into vampire books, but it's not because I've read so many and got sick of them it's because after reading Anne Rice, YA vampires just pale in comparison! So I'm really excited about this!! :)ReplyDelete
your review has really made me want to read this book now! i was a bit unsure seeing as its another 'vampire' story but it sounds amazing! cant wait to read it!ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed the iron fey series and am dying to read her take on vampiresReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this one!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed The Immortal rules. You should try the rest of the Iron fey series, the iron queen is amazing and I think you will enjoy it more!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the Giveaway!
Thanks for the great review I loved Julies Iron Fey Series so I have been really excited for this book!!!ReplyDelete
I loved her Iron Fey series, so its no wonder that this one was going to be great too! There has been so many great reviews out there and yours has been one to really piqued my interest that I know I have to read this. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!ReplyDelete
You're definitely right about Alison becoming the new badass vampire queen! I totally agree there. Great review! :)ReplyDelete
thanks for this giveaway!!ReplyDelete
This book sounds so awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of it!ReplyDelete
Great Review! :)
I'm so excited about this book! I wish I had it now! I think it's such an interesting (and sad) story.ReplyDelete
I'm on a bit of a dystopia kick at the moment so this book sounds really good to me. I enjoyed reading your review :)ReplyDelete
I LOVED this book which was shocking for me since I'm normally not into vampires. It was just SO awesome. Allison Sekemoto is now one of my favorite ever YA heroines. :DReplyDelete
I was so excited when this book was announced! Just absolutely loved the idea and everything. Thanks for the giveaway! And very nice blog. I love seeing what you have to review and all. ;)ReplyDelete
This definitely looks like a must read, I haven't seen a bad review about it! Great review! :)ReplyDelete
I honestly don't think I've heard a bad review about this. Initially, I was a little wary of it, but after hearing repeatedly about the amazing world-building, how kick-ass Allie is and the fact that although Zeke may not be a 'bad-ass', he is still totally lovable.ReplyDelete
Also, I think I too will end up loving Kanin than Zeke, from what I've heard, he sounds amazing ;D
Altogether, can't wait to read this!
You're very convincing! This is now on my to-be-read list and on reserve at the library (at the end of a loooong queue may I add!)...ReplyDelete
So thanks for the review, and the giveaway, heh maybe if I win that will beat the library queue! ;-)
aaaaaaaaaahhhh... I need this book! I have heard nothing but good things, and this being Julie Kagawa we're talking about... I would expect nothing less.ReplyDelete
If I hadn't already wanted to read this your review would have converted me. :)
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I can't wait to read this!! Sounds so good, a vampire world mixed in with dystopian! I had no idea there were zombies. Thanks for the giveaway! :)ReplyDelete
I did not like the Iron Fey trilogy but I found myself loving this, in large part because of Allison, an awesome heroine with brains and attitude to spare. Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete