Publication Date: April 24, 2012Review: It's difficult to write this review, because I basically just want to say, "OH MY GOODNESS IT WAS SO FABULOUS YOU NEED TO READ IT RIGHT NOW." I loved this book. It's strange because I wasn't that fond of The Iron King. I wasn't expecting much from this book either, but then I read it. The Immortal Rules blew me away. With a strong gale.
Page Count: 504
Synopsis: 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.
There are so many things I want to say about this book. (Warning: this review will be total gush.) I'll start with the vampire concept. I'm not a big fan of vampires. I think it's overdone and there's nothing fresh anymore. But then, this book came along innocently and spun my world around. The world that Julie Kagawa created was brutal, scary, and gritty. The vampires were truly evil and malicious. The humans were weak and frail. The myths of vampires were true. There were no sparkly vamps, and they had fangs--thank goodness.
Allie was a great protagonist. She doesn't accept no as an answer. She's so kick butt! The only problem I had with her was that sometimes, she was just so selfless. I know, I know, that's a fabulous trait to have, but at times, I thought it was put to an extreme. Nonetheless, Allie is a character I really enjoyed reading about. This book is long, but I'd be okay with reading another 500 pages!
Usually, I am a huge sucker for a love story. I usually only read a book with a love story in it, which is why I love the YA genre so much, haha. But this book is an exception. I would be totally okay if this book didn't have a love story. To be honest, I sometimes felt like the romance was out of place. I initially thought that Allie's love interest would be Kanin, her creator. But then Zeke came along. It took me a while to warm up to him, mainly because I was still so attached to Kanin, but by the end, I realized that Zeke had wormed himself into my heart.
The plot in this book is insane. There's always something big going on. It's exciting, breathtaking, intense, thrilling and utterly amazing. I feel like there's nothing bad to say about this book! It's crazy. Maybe I love it so much because my expectations were low, but honestly, The Immortal Rules is a book you do not want to miss.
Addicting, gripping, and dark, The Immortal Rules grasps your attention and doesn't let go until you've turned the last page. Once you've finished the book, you'll be begging for the next installment.