The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Blood of Eden Series Book # 1

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 A LOT of details in this book so it’s hard to say what should or shouldn’t be said.  Generally speaking the book blurb does a good job at a basic rundown.  I like that vampires are the controlling force in the world for this story.  In most vampire books I’ve read in the past they are in hiding from everyone which made no sense because to me they have the power.  Though they have their weaknesses they can control the humans much easier then the humans could kill them. 

Overall I didn’t care for Allie’s attitude.  She hated the vampires so much but chooses to lives as one so she won’t die?  On top of that she repeatedly puts herself and her maker in danger because she is so cocky to think her friends won’t care?  Not to mention she doesn’t take well “being told what to do” but that is typical teenager attitude.  With that being said I still found her very confusing at times.  Once she sets out on her own and meets up with Zeke I started to like the story much more because they had feelings.  Her maker was a bit emotionless which I get with him being a vampire but I couldn’t like him when he really didn’t show any feelings. 

In my head I can see the movie and it could be awesome (I won’t commit to WILL BE since I have no idea about casting, directors, what will be cut from the story, etc) but I think this one read more like a movie script than a book.  I still loved the story and the overall idea and I will read the rest of the series to see where it goes but I like the idea behind the Ms Kagawa’s Fey series more . . . I’ll hold complete judgment until I see where this story goes and how the movie turns out. 🙂



3 thoughts on “The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

  1. Candice June 6, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply

    I really couldn’t decide if I liked Allie. She was pretty hard to like and warm up to, but I think she had some good qualities. I agree that it got better once she met up with Zeke!

  2. Brittany S June 6, 2012 at 10:47 am Reply

    Very interesting! I’ve been seeing reviews for this floating around and it looks like it sounds good enough for me to try. I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on a copy 🙂

    • Gone Pecan June 6, 2012 at 11:29 am Reply

      It’s a good book but no Iron Fey. ~m

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