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.
My first review of The Immortal Rules
Oh, man, what a wonderful book! I really enjoyed it, how Allie and Zeke first meet, how Allie is turned into a vampire, and those early days with Kanin, and how his words were brought back when they were relevant, and yeah, I really can't wait to read The Eternity Cure!!!
Just reading this book made me wonder how Allie gets along with Jackal in the next book, after what he had done to Darren, have the rabid kill him! And how he was mad at her, what with Jed killing himself, and trying to take Jackal with him. Yeah, that wasn't a great parting, so I wonder how that's going to work out!
I loved the mention that Allie "felt a connection" to the small winged mice, bats, which I found a nice wink to traditional vampire lore, where vampires could change into bats. Just a nice little nugget to have in a vampire book!
And that humans instincts to humans, that they were right, but, there's almost always a but. But, that while they are monsters, they can choose what kind of monster they are, like Kanin, who exchanges something for the blood that he's taking, and Allie, thinking of doing something similar. Yeah.
Man, did I absolutely love this book, can't wait to reread The Eternity Cure, then read The Forever Song!!!
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #1
First Read: April 8th-9th, 2012
Read: May 10th, 2014
Reason Why: Rereading! And a 2014 Dystopian Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: April 24th 2012