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Monday, June 11, 2012

"The Immortal Rules" by Julie Kagawa~Awesome!

Of all the books I read this weekend (3), this one really had me mesmerized.  Julie Kagawa has outdone herself with "The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden."  Richness of plot, gripping development of her dystopian world, and characters to absolutely adore, this is one of Kagawa's best books of all.  I highly recommend it.  Don't let it get past you because you don't want to be behind the 8 ball when the second in the series comes out, or the movie hits! 
Allie Sekemoto is the consummate feminist heroine caught up in what seems to be a no-win situation, but conquering it with panache, courage and inner strength despite the odds.  Her mentor and maker, Kanin is a dream of an older vampire whom I fell for harder than her young love interest, Zeke.  Which just makes "The Immortal Rules" the perfect cross over fiction!  Julie Kagawa is at the top of her form in writing with this book.  5 stars

Summary : (Taken from Goodreads)

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.

Particulars of the book:

Published by:  Harlequin Teen
Pages:  485 and Questions for Book Discussions
Genre:  YA Fiction/Dystopian/Vampire

Read more about Julie Kagawa: www.juliekagawa.com
Read more about this series at:  http://www.BloodofEdenBooks.com

You may wish to purchase this book on:  Amazon   or Barnes & Noble


FOR A MORE COMPREHENSIVE POST:
See my post here for more on this book:  http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com/2012/04/immortal-by-julie-kagawais-it-all-its.html




5 comments:

Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

Yeahh, I've posted my review not so long ago and this book totally blew me away. It was so well-written and I looove how there is always a certain tension in this book. And Allie was such an awesome character :D I'm glad that you liked it so much!

Deb

Loved it, Mel! I fell in love with Kanin!! :]

Alex

I wanted to get all of Julie Kagawa's books at BEA, but I kept missing my chance. She sat at our table at the blogger con and is so nice and funny. Guess I will have to buy the books now that you wrote this great review.

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i really love her books.=)

Chrissy Peebles

Love this book but I wonder why the East Asian character Allie Sekemoto is portrayed as Caucasian on the front cover of the book. I would have loved to have seen an Asian woman! Stay true to the story. Awesome review, Deb! Awesome book as well!

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