Friday, 30 March 2012

The Immortal Rules Review

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)

The Immortal Rules
Julie Kagawa
Harlequin Teen
April 24th 2012


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 Immortal Rules is a dark and compelling paranormal novel that goes beyond your typical vampire book that you're used to. Allie is a kick-ass heroine that gives others a run for their money. She has attitude, spunk, wields a sword, and is a newly turned vampire. The writing is amazingly done and provides so much detail that the dystopian world in The Immortal Rules is created in your imagination.

Right from the first chapter I was hooked, I automatically fell for this post apocalyptic setting the Julie Kagawa created and the strong main character, Allie. The mix of the dystopian and paranormal genres is genius, and though it may have been done before, it has never been done quite like this. Aside from vampires there are also rabids, which are a more savage and animalistic version of a vampire created during the Red Lung virus, and mole men that inhabit the underground of the vampire cities. All thses creature are creepy, in a good way!

I would say that The Immortal Rules is a mixture of The Sookie Stackhouse series (Trueblood) and the Uglies series. Both great series! The vampires really remind me of the ones the Charlaine Harris created. I also think that this book on it's own is better than The Iron Fey series, I've only read the first two books but I already prefer this series. I really respect Allie as a person she wanted to live so much that she gave up what was the most precious to her, her humanity. Throughout the whole book she manages to keep a hold on it, for the most part, even though giving in to the "monster" would be the easier thing to do. She's both menatlly and physically strong. It takes quite a while for the love interest to come into play, and even then there is not much romance if you want to call it that, it's more of a friendship that could possibly lead to romance in the future. I personally think that's not important to the story at the moment, but we'll she where that leads to in the next book.

The Immortal Rules is a book that you won't want to miss! In a world where vampires rule and humans are cattle it stretches the imagination. It has tons of blood and gore and is a huge helping of awesomeness. As usual Julie Kagawa is an amazing story teller and writer, I think readers will really enjoy reading something of hers outside of the world of the Fae.


  1. I wouldn't miss it! I'm just waiting for it to be released! An informative review. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. AAAH Both the Sookie and Uglies series are SUPER favs of mine! Really excited to read this even more now! I'll be getting to it soon! Great review Hayley!

    1. I love both those series too!!! She kind of goes on an adventure like in The Uglies.

  3. This book sounds SO great. And the cover reminds me of a movie picture or is that just me?

  4. Great review!! Glad that you loved it!! I loved it too! :)

  5. Fabulous review! :D I have not yet read her Iron Fey series, though I own them all, but honestly, just based off of the premises I suspect I will like this one more. It just sounds so completely gruesome and badass. I got approved for this on NetGalley, so hopefully I'll be reading it soon; I'll most likely love it as much as everyone else seems to be.

  6. Great review! If I hadn't already read and loved this book so much, I'd have to totally read it now based on your review! Glad you loved it! :)

  7. I love the cover but still...
    The girls a stunner even for a vampire.
    The thing is,is that in the book Allie described herself as not so pretty.


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