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Author: Julie Kagawa

Publication: April 24th, 2012

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Description: 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.

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My Review:

To be completely honest, my tolerance for the vampire genre is waning. But vampires plus dystopia? Now that sounds like a fun time. Vampires plus dystopia plus zombie creatures?!
Needless to say, I've been pretty excited about this one. I was lucky enough to get an ARC from NetGallery and started reading it immidiately. Well my friends, I'm happy to tell you that The Immortal Rules lived up to my expectations and more.

While I wasn't the biggest fan of the Iron Fey series, I can't deny that they were written beautifully. Kagawa uses her mad skills in The Immortal Rules as well, transporting you into the vivid dystopian world. But in Kagawa's Iron Fey series, I didn't much care for the main character, Meghan. She was whiny, worthless, and overemotional. Kagawa has learned her lesson. Meet the main character of The Immortal Rules, Allie.
Okay, so Allie did wear more clothing. And she was a vampire. But other than that, it's pretty accurate. Especially the whole thing with her standing on a huge mound of dead zombie things she just slaughtered.
Badass main characters = My favorite kind of main characters. Here's a few of my favorite Allie quotes.

"I didn't want to die. Even if it meant becoming something I loathed, my nature was, first and always, to survive."

"I was afraid I wouldn't be able to control myself, and I would end up killing someone. And, deep down, a part of me didn't care. That was the scariest thing of all."

Allie was definitely awesome, but the story itself was just as great. So remember how I mentioned that this book has vampires, dystopia, and zombies all mixed together like a smoothie of the gods? Well, not only that, but the story is action packed and unpredictable. If The Immortal Rules was a roller coaster, this would be it.
Now here is me on that roller coaster.
If it wasn't for that bothersome thing called school, I would've had this baby read in under a day. Everything about The Immortal Rules was awesome. Lora on GoodReads used this picture to describe it, and it really does it justice:
With non-stop action, a delicious vampires-dystopia-zombies smoothie, a believeable romance, and a badass heroine, The Immortal Rules had it all. If you haven't already read this one, put it on the top of your to-do list. Now I just have to wait for the second book..

Summed Up:

An amazing new start to the Blood of Eden series! It had the great writing we can expect from Kagawa, a badass main character, tons of action, great characters, a cute romance, and a wicked awesome storyline.



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30 comments:

roro said...

funny graphics linny
gr8 review

Lilly @ (LillysBookIsland) said...

AWESOME review!!!

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Thanks roro! I'm glad you thought it was funny :D

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Thank you Lilly! Happy to hear you like it, wasn't sure people would.

Meg said...

I KNEW YOU'D LOVE IT. :D

I'm just feeling sad that the sequel won't be out that soon...

Great review anyway!

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Me too Meg! I want it now, and the first one isn't even out yet haha! And thank you, I'm glad you liked it. :)

Christy @ Captivated Reading said...

This is an awesome review! Seriously! Hilarious. :) I can't wait to read this book, by the way.

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out said...

Great review!!! So funny. ;) The wait for book two is going to be torture!

I'm a new follower via RSS, so *waves hi*. (For some reason your GFC widget isn't loading right now, btw!)

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

I'm so happy to see you thought it was funny! This is wayy out of what I normally do for reviews so I wasn't sure what to expect. And I think you'll definitely like this one. :)

Vegan YA Nerds said...

Thanks for the comment on our blog, Linny!

I have heard so much about this book but I haven't read anything by Julie, maybe I'll start with this!

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

You should, it really was an awesome book!

And your welcome. Thank you for stopping by as well. :)

Celine said...

Hahaha, I love your review Linny! I've started it this weekend and I was instantly in love with the story too. I mean, vampires AND dystopia AND zombies AND a kick-ass heroine?! Hopefully I'll finish it when I get back from London (:

I'll be sure to make some pictures, hehe! I hope you can go too sometime, it's one of the coolest cities in the world ^^

synchronize reader said...

Awesome review lol!
:D I loved it

Janina

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Thank you Janina! I'm happy to hear that you did :D

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Thank you Celine! And I'm glad to know that you're liking it so far, it really is awesome.

I would die to go there, hopefully I can in a few years. Until then you'll just have to have enough fun for the both of us there haha. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Debbie@ I Heart YA Books said...

You and me both are waiting on the next book! So glad you loved it Linny and love your review! It feels good to have some fun sometimes LOL!

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

So true Debbie, I had a lot of fun making this one, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

And what makes it worse is that the first book isn't even technically out yet haha!

Sel said...

Oooh I wanted this book so bad! But Netgalley has yet approved my request :(
This review is great! So fun to read! Hope you make more reviews like this!

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

They took a little while to accept me, so don't worry about it I'm sure you'll get it. :) And I'm so glad to hear you thought it was funny! After seeing that people actually thought it was funny, I'm thinking I will definitely do fun reviews like this one every now and then. :)

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Yay, glad you liked it! :D And it definitely will be.

Thanks for following Amanda! I went to your blog and followed as well. Such a nice design you have there!

Cheerybell said...

Hey Linny. Really great and funny review. Love the graphics.
*Btw, I followed you back*

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Thank you Joy! I'm glad you thought it was funny. :D And thank you! Now we can be official book blog buddies haha. ;)

martha campos said...

Ahhh I really want to read this book!
That's it! I'm putting it on reserve now!
-martha :D
p.s. your graphics crack me up!!

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

It's a great book Martha, I'm sure you'll love it! And I'm glad you thought the pictures were funny! :D

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness! Linny, you have a fantastic way of reviewing! I laughed so much while reading your thoughts! I loved the pictures you chose to explain your feelings, especially the rollercoaster ones! I laughed so much at that pic! I am really glad that you enjoyed the book so much and I can’t wait to pick up a copy for myself! Great review!

Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

Well, this isn't how I normally review but I'm thinking I will do it more often. So happy to hear you thought it was funny! :D Thank you Darlene, when you do read this one I'll like to hear your thoughts on it as well. :)

@HarleyBearBooks said...

I was apprehensive to read this because I felt the same way about Meghan in Iron King as you did. I'm glad to hear this one was better. I didn't know there were zombies in this too! After reading your review I'm very excited! Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten Tuesday post today =) I'm going to follow you now too.

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

I'm glad to finally hear someone felt the same as me about Meghan! It seems like everyone loves her and I'm like, what? And yes the zombies really help bring the story to whole new level of awesome. Can't wait to hear what you think of this one when you get to read it! :D

No problem Melissa! It was a very nice post, so jealous of the book signing! And thank you so much for following, I really do appreciate it. :)

readiculously-peachy said...

Awesome review! You definitely convinced me! I will definitely put this on my tbr list! Thanks!! :)

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

No problem and I'm glad my review helped you! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one when you read it. :)

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