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Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Book Description from Amazon:
"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.

My thoughts:
I discovered this book while browsing my online library for something new to read.  I love a good vampire story, so I decided to try it.  I borrowed and read the book on my Kindle and did not find out until after I had completed the book that it is part of a trilogy, The Blood of Eden series.   

I love the premise of this book; the idea that vampires would keep humans as blood cattle makes a lot of sense.  A lot of books recently have romanticized vampirism, making it a desirable life.  Although Allie works very hard to remain human, we see the monster within her try to overpower her, sometimes successfully.  There were so many times that I wanted to yell at Allie, tell her to get away from certain people or situations, call her a stupid-head.  I obviously felt a connection to her as a character.

I was fascinated by the Vampire City where Allie lives at the beginning of the story.  I really wanted the book to spend more time there, but the author only gave glimpses of what the inner city was like.  Maybe that will come in one of the later books in the series.

Overall the book was an easy, yet engaging, read.  I was definitely entertained and felt a connection to the main characters.  I am already wondering what will happen next and I will be reading the next book in the series.

Have you read The Immortal Rules?  What did you think?

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