Sep 15, 2013

Book Review: The Immortal Rules

Title: The Immortal Rules
Series: Blood of Eden, #1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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In the decades since the Red Lung virus decimated the human population, cities have crumbled and a new order has risen to take over the world. Vampires. The immortals weren’t untouched by the epidemic. Now, decadent vampire princes rule fallen cities with velvet fists, jealously protecting their food supply—their blood cattle. The humans are Registered, tattooed and scheduled for regular bloodletting—the price of their food and shelter.

This is Allison Sekemoto’s reality. The vampires have taken Allie’s family and dreams—but they’ll never take her blood. Alone and defiantly Unregistered, she scavenges the Fringe to survive. She longs to escape the decomposing city, but no one can survive long outside the Wall. There are worse nightmares outside than within. But in the face of agonizing death, Allie chooses to become what she hates.

She’s Turned by the enigmatic vampire outlaw, Kanin, and taught some impressive and surprising new lessons: how to feed, how to fight, how to fine-tune her new senses. She’s a monster now. But deciding what kind of monster she becomes is up to her. The ultimate test comes when Allie meets a ragged group of humans searching for a legendary place called Eden. It’s their kind-hearted, blue-eyed second-in-command who undoes her. Brave, noble, foolish Zeke believes Allie is a good person. Person. How long can she hide her true self? It may all come down to which hunger is strongest…

My Thoughts

Allison 'Allie' Sekemoto, human protagonist, is one of the Unregistered people in a vampire city where she and the rest of the Unregistered ones struggle for survival even if it means scavenging or stealing food and other necessities. One night as she and her friends ran for safety after looking for food outside the Wall, they faced danger and death. And as for Allie, it was either die and be gone forever or immortality with the help of a vampire that didn't even bother killing her yet instead, tried to help and train her. 

Every day she's been reminded that she's a monster. A blood-sucking monster. But Allie kept telling herself that there's still some humanity left in her.

I should've picked up this book the moment I finished Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey Series because this book was such a great read. There wasn't a dull moment and this has got to be my favorite vampire book because it's just so good and detailed. Like how humans turn to vampires, how the blood works, how they fed, the consequences of choosing immortality over death, and so much more. I loved it.

Allie is now added to my list of favorite badass characters. She might have this cold attitude at times but I get why she's being like that. It's clearly not easy when people treat you like you're a lethal threat and evil even though you helped and saved them. I even think that it was only Zeke who showed real gratitude towards her. 

I feel like ranting over some character deaths. There are some that I was glad that they're gone and other deaths, I felt truly devastated. This book was action-packed and the drama and tragedy isn't like any other vampire book I've read. I enjoyed this so much and I could still restrain myself from reading The Eternity Cure because I want the physical book in my hands. This is too good to be read via-ebook.

My Rating:


  1. Ah I really want to read that. It's been sitting on my shelf forever! But I also have the whole Iron Fey series which I have not yet started so I'll think I'll start with the Fey and then move on to that. So excited to read that!

    1. I'd really suggest you read The Iron Fey first because the books were fun and full of faeries! :D And even though the female protagonist is kind of annoying at first, she grows on you so yeah ;)