Saturday, April 07, 2012

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa & Giveaway

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood Eden #1
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
Number of Pages:
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Publisist

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.-
Wow. If there was one book I was EXTREMELY excited to read this year, it was the Immortal Rules. After all, who wouldn’t be thrilled to read more from the amazing Julie Kagawa? And with this book, she did it again: She created a world and characters that captivates us from the beginning.

Some of you might be thinking “Vampire books, isn’t there already enough?” Well, this book was seriously more to me than a simple vampire book. You have a world, where the vampires are in control, and humans seem to be nothing more than slaves (for food) or vermin. You have a world in this novel that is so well constructed, and so believable (you could imagine that happening over time, if vampires were real.) She took her time to really make us understand how this new world, why Allie lives that way.

Now, the main character Allison was someone I really enjoy following. She was a strong girl, yet you can easily see how much she cares for those she considers her friends. Once she is turn into a vampire, we can see her struggling with her humanity, as she doesn’t want to be like the vampires she had hated most of her life. Now, there is also a nice male interest (after all, she is the writer of freaking ASH AND PUCK. There has to be a swoon worthy guy) named Zeke (short for Ezekiel Crosse) who is more than interesting. The best part, he isn’t introduced until we’re already halfway through the book. Why, do you ask, is it the best part? Well, it leaves us time to really get what that world is all about, so we don’t end up wondering about some part of their world that don’t make sense.

Now, that novel will probably make every fan of Julie Kagawa addicted to this new series. She, after all, did it again: She created an incredible world, with incredible characters that will get you hooked. If there is one thing that is clear with Julie Kagawa’s writing style, it’s that it is completely addicting. Blood Eden is a series you won’t want to miss.

Now, good news for you guys. I have one copy to give away! Sadly, it’s for US/Canada only. To enter, use the rafflecopter below!
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  1. Great review, I'm so excited for this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! Fingers Crossed

  3. SQUEE! Thank you for the giveaway hun! Entered as Lucy D. :)!

  4. This is my very first read by Julie Kagawa. I've been meaning to get to the Iron Fey series, but it keeps getting the bump on my TBR list. I can say, now, that I'll probably be moving it up. Julie is a wonderful writer and I was so very impressed with this novel. With all the vampire books floating around out there, it gets old. Right before reading this book I told my husband it'd been awhile since I'd read a vampire book. I believe the last one I read was over 6 months ago (not counting The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda, which - off topic - was a great read, but very different from this one). Anyway, I said to him that I was betting it'd be just like all the rest of 'em. I mean, how many times can the story be told before there's nothing unique left? I was wrong, totally and utterly wrong. I am so glad I read this book when I originally hadn't planned to. Truthfully, I only read it because it popped up on NetGalley. It was sort of a whim, you know? Impulse read, or whatever... The point is that I almost missed out! I'm very glad I did not.