I have added both versions of the cover, due to the change of design.
Title: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 24th, 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Read: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 504-eBook-for review
- The Immortal Rules
- The Eternity Cure
- The Forever Song
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.
What I thought:
First off, I must say I’m not usually the hugest fan of vampire books. But the mix of things in this book made it such an amazing read! Not only was it set in kind of a Dystopian world, with the Zombie-Vampire-Rabids, but it also had lots of action, sword fights, and a little bit of romance. The cliffhanger at the end wasn’t too bad, but I was sad when it ended, I wanted to find out what happens next but it will have to wait for the next book.
I loved Allie, with her being a new Vampire and trying to save her humanity, trying to deal with what she is even though she has always hated the Vampires. She also has to fight off the hunger for blood that is always with her when she is close to humans, especially if she doesn’t want to hurt them. And there are quite a few times when she is tempted. Her struggles and attitude just made me love her.
Zeke was another awesome character, always trying to see the good side of everyone, openly welcoming Allie to their group, even though he doesn’t know what she is. He believes that they will find someplace safe for their group, a place called Eden, that is free of Vampires and Rabids, and will do anything to protect everyone so they all get there. But he also has another side, the one his father Jeb raised out of him, to hate the Vampires and Rabids.
This book definitely keeps you engaged, I kept wanting to read more and find out what happens to Allie on her adventures and the people she meets. I would definitely recommend this to anyone liking Vampires, anyone who is fan of the author, or who just wants to read something that they won’t be able to put down. There is a bit of death and violence, so be careful if you don’t like that.