The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Date of publication: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Number of pages: 485
Series: Blood of Eden (1#)
Source: Gifted – This is my honest review
Date finished: October 5th – I have had this review waiting to be posted for a while
To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in 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 dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for again.
Enter Julie Kagawa’s dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.
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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Becomes One of Reviewer’s Favourite Books!
Reviewer/blogger Olivia (Livvvy75) discovers that The Immortal Rules has become one of her favourite books. Olivia says “The Immortal Rules is one of the best books I have read and enjoyed in a LONG time.”
Olivia also claims that Julie Kagawa is without a doubt one of her favourite authors. It is known to be a correct statement because now she has read The Immortal Rules as well as The Iron Fey series (which she loved). She is 99.999999992999% sure that she would also adore The Lost Prince too. Olivia tops this off by admitting that she would be among the first in line to read any future books by Julie Kagawa. She hopes that The Eternity Cure will come into her possession very, very soon.
Today Olivia put forth another claim: “Allison is the most ‘humane’ vampire ever”. This can be interpreted as Allison having human qualities even when she is a vampire. Evidence can be found in the text which verifies this quote. Allison (Allie) does not think of humans the way other vampires do and goes to extreme lengths to protect those around her. Some qualities shown by the alleged character are loyalty, bravery, love and strength.
After reading, Olivia was asked by the reporter for Bookcomet to sum up her thoughts about The Immortal Rules in three words. After a fair amount of deliberation and brain strain, she ended up settling for, “dystopian vampire awesomeness”. Wise words. When pressed to expand on her choice of words, she described the book as never having a dull moment. It was was something she REALLY enjoyed – each and every page because it was totally engrossing. Part of which was due to the “vividly easy-to-picture world” the story took place in.
When Olivia was later questioned about whether it is considered normal to interview herself and then proceed to talk about herself in third person, she simply replies, “No comment”.
However, she said she would strongly recommend The Immortal Rules to everybody. She says that you will probably love this book if you enjoy vampire books and would still recommend you give it a go even if you don’t like vampire books. She backs this up by insisting it’s very different from typical vampire books.
She then gives the book a rating of 15/5 stars!
When asked to change her rating, she makes an annoyed facce and changes it to:
Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon.