Year Published: 2012
I always love a good vampire story.. And yes, this one was full-packed of action, vicious, and devilish vampire.. And even better, it was a dystopian vampire story.. Vampire and Dystopia.. am in Eden already ;)
Let me tell you a fact, that this was actually my first Julie Kagawa. I haven't yet read The Iron Fey Series, but I seriously have ordered the bookset collection. I can't miss it, because I just fell in love with Julie Kagawa's writing style. It was like a lullaby and sent me to wherever she transported me through her writing.
Okay, about The Immortal Rules, what I really like the most was the world setting, the monsters, the plot of the story.
Vampire ruled the world. The vampire on this book was cruel and evil. A really bad-ass vamps and they were not feeding from animals. Yes, they couldn't sate their hunger through animals blood. Human was their prey and it would stay that way forever. Even the most humanized vamps must feed human-blood. What a conflicted issues to our heroine here, Allison Sekemoto (a human turned vamp obviously). She must decide what kind of monster she was. Because there was no choice there. All vamps were monsters.
I really enjoyed reading this book a lot. At the beginning, it basically gave you description about the world they lived in. During Allison's human time, the story was a bit long and lacked of action stuffs. The real action started when she turned to be a vamp. I really love the phase of the story where she was adapting to her new life as a vamp with the help of her mentor/sire. Maybe because I really like the character of Kanin (the mentor). And afterwards, the book was a non-stop action. So vivid and kick-ass! <3
My fave character was and still is Kanin. He was so mysterious and not enough of his story in the book. But the ending of this book promised me a lot of Kanin in the sequel *so can not wait*
The romance, at first I didn't really buy it thou. But then maybe about 125 pages toward the end, I started to believe their romances. Zeke, the love interest was an okay character I think. He didn't interest me much at first, but the development was there, I started to think "okay, I see the potential there."
I really like the ending. Can not say it here, or it will be a real full spoiler.
It's really a good reading and a page-turner.