Friday, September 7, 2012

The Immortal Rules (A Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Mira Ink
Year Published: 2012
Pages: 485
Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing

"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.

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.


  1. Hey... I like your review... I might add that I gave it 4 star as well on goodreads. About "Grave Mercy" I gave it 3 stars... but I still found it good. My friends rated it more. I liked the covers though.

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    1. Hi Ankita!
      Thanks for the follow ;) I have already followed you too..
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  2. Hello there! Thanks for the follow, I've followed you back! I like your reviews! There are a lot of people that give spoilers in book reviews, and I'm happy to find out that you're not one of them. :)

    Happy Reading! <3