Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (YA)

Vampires are back!

Synopsis (from publisher)
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.

Known for her Iron Fey series, Julie Kawaga takes a bite out of Vampire fiction...and draws blood!  Did I try to hard for a catch-phrase there?  Well, Julie deserves it.  

Julie Kagawa knows how to capture my attention, and keep it.  Her writing is fast-paced and exciting.  She finds a way to draw readers in, and become connected to her characters, while always keeping the action and movement flowing.

THE IMMORTAL RULES is a story of vampires in a dystopian world - something I have not seen before!  If anyone could mash together the two hottest genres in YA fiction, Julie Kagawa can, and she did it well.

It's the first in a series, and while it leaves us wanting for more, I feel like she did a great job in concluding this first piece of Allison's story. 

I can't get enough of The Iron Fey series...so this was a nice book to read while I wait for The Lost Prince.  For anyone who doesn't know Julie's work, go to your local library, find the K aisle, and read your little heart out! 

Book Extras:
Julie Kagawa website, Facebook, Twitter, blog
Harlequin Page
About the Book:
  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373210515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210510

  • *Disclosure:  A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.


    Bookworm1858 said...

    I really enjoyed this book too; I was worried because I've never been a fan of vampire stories but this one rocked!

    Zibilee said...

    I love her first series, and am also waiting for the next book. This one seems intriguing and dark as well, which are two things that seem to be enticing to me right now. I would love to read this one, and I will have to be on the lookout for it. Great review today!

    Casey0512 said...

    I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!! i am also waiting to read the next book. this book is the best thing i have ever read.

    kathryne said...

    Best V book I have ever read. Very morib and dark loved it! Any idea on when the next is coming out?

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