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My biggest and only issue with the book was the extremely slow first half. It just felt like it dragged on and on. I just wanted to bang my head against a wall. And because of that, I can't give this book 4 stars. However, where the beginning was boring to me at least , the second half makes up for lost time. Because this is another thing I love about Kagawa: Her action scenes and endings are kick-ass.
I was getting major Underworld vibes from Allison and it was awesome. Every time she cut someone's head off, I got ridiculously giddy. I'm not lying when I say the second half saved this book. Characters: In the beginning I really disliked Allie. She and I weren't getting along very well because she had an attitude and personality that gave Oscar the Grouch a run for his money.
I get why she was like that, but that didn't mean I had to like it. Thankfully, by the end of the novel, I did end up connecting with her. It was very subtle and snuck up on me. Of course, it didn't hurt that she was a badass, katana wielder either. Kick some ass, she did. Okay, I'll spare you with my Yoda talk, but seriously the second half was a lot of fun.
Zeke, the love interest, was just okay for me. He was very sweet, caring, loyal, all those things you love to see in a person.
I mean like, vampire protagonist, vampire-y plot, vampire city, and everything about vampire, so yes, this is the first. I watched the movies, but I never bothered reading the novels. So, for my very first vampire novel… oh my god, I was just so stunned! Totally awesome! And now… Good lord, Julie Kagawa has done it again.
The Immortal Rules is a very dark, extremely intense and stunning vampire novel! I thought I would see some sparkling-glowing-glittering-blinding-beautiful vampires while reading the novel. But no, what did I get? Badass vampire heroine. Intense and action-packed battles and bloodbaths. Engaging writing style. Very detailed world-building and back stories. Intense plot twist and turns and mysteries.
The Story. But as I go on, no, this is totally different. It still gave off the same dystopian feels just like the others, but The Immortal Rules left a stronger impression on me. We have a Vampire prince.
Talk about vampires who rule a whole city? And outside the city walls, lurking were rabids. These rabids, were more like zombies. Until the night Allie is attacked by Rabid - and given the ultimate choice. She needed to decide whether she would become a vampire Die as a human, or become a bloodsucker. Either way, the choice was death, because the vampires were dead, they just had the audacity to keep living—walking corpses that preyed on humans to survive.
I hated the vampires; everything about them—their city, their pets, their domination of the human race—I despised with my entire being. They had taken everything from me, everything that was important.
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I would never forgive them for what I had lost. Choosing to live, to survive, she accepted what she despised the most - to be a vampire. But she refuses to be like them, she refuses to drink blood, and most of all, she refuses to accept it and become a monster.
My vampire creator told me this: Sometime in your life, Allison Sekemoto, you will kill a human being. Accidentally or as a conscious, deliberate act, it is unavoidable.
The question is not if it will happen, but when. Do you understand? I didn't then, not really. I do now. But when she is forced to escape the town at the cost of her own life, she meets a group of people led by Jeb, and she is forced to be careful not to be discovered Thankfully it didn't seem to be love triangle for which i am thankful i hate love triangles.
So, Allie is a mortal who gets torn apart by rabid and turned afterward into a vampire by Kanin. Kanin my love is ruthless trainer but also good one.
He shows her what she needs to do to survive. Allie's choice to become vampire, even though she never wanted to be one, was driven by her desire to survive, even as a dead immortal. Allie was awesomeeeee. She isn't irritating, she is brave, cunning and smart. And she is also narrator of the story. She struggles with the fact that she became a vampire and that she must drink blood, but she chooses to survive. There will come a time when the road before you splits, and you must decide your path.
Will you choose to become a demon with a human face, or will you fight your demon until the end of time, knowing you will forever struggle alone? Is awesome. The Oh-the-great-one of the story, also the one who successfully converted Allie to vampire. He is ruthless trainer, he is genious, he is mystery and he is fantastic.
Especially because of that cliffhanger where serious spoiler view spoiler [ he is captured and tortured by that psychotic freak, Sarren, because Kanin officially screwed the world by revealing the race to humans. Oh, and he has one living son, Jackal was converted by Kanin and officially daughter Allie.
He had many sons but they were killed by Jackal. Oh, and downside of being their father, he feels what the rest of his "vampire family" are feeling. He smiled, a real one this time, though his voice remained teasing. Naive, brave, selfless, incredible and much too kind to survive this world. Good things never last. Was actually sweet. He is an innocent type, he despises vampires only because of his father; who isn't his real father btw. I liked him, he was charismatic, cute and strong in the same time.
Some major spoilers ahead view spoiler [ I kinda knew it that Jeb had to abuse him, even though it was to make him a strong leader but still Though, he turned out to be reasonable and go with Allie,even after he found out she was vampire.
Jeb is so sure that vampires were at fault for everything. He refuses to see that there are some who didn't wish for all of this to happen, and he refuses to believe vampires like that exist.
He thinks they took everything from him and that they must pay. He is also father of Zeke, and a guide of the people in the wild. God has abandoned this world. The faithful have already gone on to their reward, and he has left the rest of us here, at the mercy of the demons and the devils. The sins of our fathers have passed to their children, and their children's children, and it will continue to be so until this world is completely destroyed.
So it doesn't matter if you believe in God or not, because He is not here. I cannot wait for the sequel - i need it as soon as possible! This review can be found on my blog: View all 51 comments. Nov 16, Giselle rated it it was amazing Shelves: An Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review.
Quotes pulled from the ARC may be incorrect and may be subject to change. Allison lives in a world where a virus has decimated the human population, and vampires rule the city.
Squatting and learning to survive is all she has ever known. She lives this bleak existence as an Unregistered so no vampire can control her as a pet.
Living for seventeen years, she finally meets her end when she encounters rabids. Soulless infected vampir An Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Soulless infected vampires and humans that kill everything in their path. Think zombies. A vampire comes into her path as she lays dying, giving her a choice. To die or to become one of the very thing she hates.. From then on her world is never the same again. Always thirsty, hungry for human blood Allison learns to latch on as much of her humanity as she can.
Along the way she finds a group of humans in search of Eden, desperate to hide her secret she accompanies them and finds love in the kind-hearted teenager Zeke. Will she give into her blood lust and betray them or will she help them find the security they deserve? Find out in The Immortal Rules. To be honest I haven't even picked up any of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey novels so I didn't know what to expect when reading this, but I am so glad it exceeded my expectations! I may be a fan for life.
She is a genius. Clever plot direction, character development and enough action to keep me off the edge of my seat! I just fell in love with Allison. Considering how strong her will to survive was, choosing to be a vampire was the clear option.
Allison was such a kick-ass kind of character! I love how her background is Japanese. Wielding that Katina and being able to defend herself was just so much fun to read.
Love love love! Where's book 2? View all 5 comments. Mar 16, Penny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rating Clarification: There are two reasons why I didn't give The Immortal Rules the complete 5 stars everything else was excellent: So I think that I would have like it more if the characters were a bit older, better directed towards new adults like the introductory novella Dawn of Eden book 0. I would have enjoyed Rating Clarification: I would have enjoyed some adult content between Allie and Zeke very much.
In my opinion, just pointless blind faith in Christianity matters has no business in fantasy. However if the writer finds that the religious element is necessary for the book it would make more sense to create a new mythology, a new religion to go with the created fantasy.
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In a book that vampires are described as monsters the notion of them believing in a Christian God is just absurd. Zeke is kind, reasonable, selfless, cute, intelligent, tough, resourceful, a giver and of course has his own demons to overcome.
He is pretty perfect, however he is too sweet for me, what can I say? I just tend to like them more domineering. Enough said. I always find appealing a survivalist element in the stories and we can find some here, the universe we encounter in the Blood of Eden series is quite interesting, a post-apocalyptic zombie-vampire world where the humans face a triple threat: I think that the best way to fully appreciate this universe is by reading the prequel first.
In Dawn of Eden we are introduced to how the apocalypse came to be , we can see what happened and why the world is the way it is in The Immortal Rules , also I think that it gives us a better understanding of the rabid vampires.
As an incentive we meet Kanin for the first time there in an excellent way to later comprehend him better in Eternity Cure book 2. She gives the perfect tone and strength to the story and the characters.
She unquestionably improves the narrative. I definitely recommend listening to this audio-book edition instead of reading the book. I am a lover of vampire books, and this one doesn't disappoint one bit. Wow, just wow. My Reviews in the Blood of Eden Series: Book 0. Dawn of Eden Book 1: The Immortal Rules Book 2: Eternity Cure Book 2. Zeke's Letter to Allie Book 3: The Forever Song View all 20 comments. Nov 04, Sandra rated it it was amazing.
What do you get when you mix dystopia and vampires together? The Immortal Rules has got to be one of the best vampire books out there. I mean it was unique yet it still managed to stay true to the original concept of vampires. I seriously adore it. The Immortal Rules was set in a world where vampires ruled over the humans.
They use What do you get when you mix dystopia and vampires together? They use humans to feed themselves. They hire the humans to do slave work for them. They humans were the lowest member of the society. The vampires lives in the Inner City while the humans live in a place called the Fringe where they must fight for food, for shelter in order for them to survive.
Allie Sekemoto was one of them. She was one of the Unregistered. She despised the vampires. But because of a food hunt that has gone wrong she had to become one of them in order for her to survive. The concept of merging vampires with the current hype of dystopian book was very genius. It was a very smart move. But I have to say that although there might be some writers who might have thought about it already I think it is only Julie Kagawa who could pull something like that off.
Julie Kagawa did pull it off with flying colors. She was able to take me again to another world that is very different from our own but as you read the book made you feel that somehow everything felt real. The world she created on this book was entirely different from the world she created in her Iron Fey series but equally creative and real. She was smart, strong, brave and occasionally a wise-ass which made her funny at times. I found her hardheadedness a little annoying but she does try to make up for her mistakes when she does one.
Like all of Ms. Kanin who I thought was going to be her love interest was very cold and distant. He was her mentor and he played his part well.
The real love interest Zeke blew my mind. I was in love again sorry Ash. Zeke was just loveable and there was no way you could not fall in love with him. Gosh Zeke was so sexy! It developed gradually and surely. I hate heroines who falls head over heals with the male lead just by looking at him. Gawwdd that makes me want to puke. I mean if you want romance stick with romance. Paranormal is not supposed to be all about romance. One other thing I liked was the setting of the book which was New Covington.
She was able to incorporate a little of a dystopian feel to this book which is why I think its going to be a huge hit. Readers want something new and this was it. The concept was fresh, the plot intriguing, the characters were kick-ass, the villains were despicable, the setting was perfect, what more could you ask for? Also the rabids were a great addition to the already great plot and characters. The rabids were creepy. Julie Kagawa does it again.
Honestly, I am so enchanted by this book just as I was with the Iron Fey series. Thank you for making this book about vampires and not making them sparkly and lovestruck. Thank you for making the heroine brave and independent and not like the others who depend too much on their male counterpart. Thank you for adding a dystopian feel to this series because it was genius. Thank you for making these books as if they were real. Please continue to make more books and showing us more of your magic.
View all 48 comments. Nov 12, Soumi rated it really liked it Shelves: I was a vampire. Nothing would change that. But I didn't have to be a monster. Days of Darkness and Blood After her blockbuster epic fantasy The Iron Fey series, Julie Kagawa introduces to a vampire infested futuristic world where everything is on ruin and dominated by those bloodsucking creatures.
Humans are not more than blood cattle, worshiping vampires in exchange for their survival.
The story was centered on a teenage girl Allison Sekemoto , who bears deep hatred for vampires in heart. Being unregistered, Allie and her crew scavenge for food by day, and by night, they live in fear of being killed by vampires.
On one night after being attacked by zombie like Rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires both, Allie was rescued by a vampire named Kanin, who was kind enough to give an ultimate choice, die or became one of the monsters. Faced with mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most and to survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal. After Kanin was taken to custody for a crime he committed in long past, Allie was forced to flee outside city walls where she faced the unknown and joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the Rabids.
As I Lay Dying The Immortal Rules is a dark, exotic and twisted vampire tale that conveys both traditional concepts and modern thoughts, where vampires are predator of night who meant to be feared, not fancied about. The most important rule for a vampire to survive is going long without human blood, carving will drive them mad.
Allie is a character you would love to read about and admire, strong, independent, stubborn and selfless. When she was a human, she survived in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city and was strongest member of her group.
When Allie was turned into a vampire, her character progressed perfectly with story and she becomes courageous in the face of danger while remaining altruistic and compassionate. Although she hurt few for her own survival but never meant to and regretted of becoming what she never wanted to be. In this compelling novel, Julie Kagawa captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.
When I started reading I was definitely anxious about how the guys are going to be because I could help myself from thinking of Ash and Puck. As my tension builds and continues to build, Kanin stepped in with a bang, and took my breath away. Surrounded by mysteries and secrets of his past, Kanin lefts the reader with questions they will crave for until next book.
Dark and appealing, he is definitely not your typical sexy kind of vampire but he affected me very deeply. Zeke was introduced nearly middle of the book and blended perfectly with the story.
Daring and caring, Zeke was crush worthy character and definitely stole my heart. Allie and Zeke learned to trust each other soon and their romance blossomed beautifully in slow rhythm. A Deliciously Tormenting Tale The Immortal Rules possess vivid descriptions that are wickedly dark and alluring, intensely monstrous in a sense. This book again showcases Julie Kagawa gorgeous prose.
Her creation of post apocalyptic vampire world is well rendered and revealed through the actions of the characters. The way she painted each of the characters very different from The Iron Fey series yet unique and praised worthy. The Immortal Rules is powerful first volume of Blood of Eden trilogy that will definitely attract lovers of paranormal romance especially them who loves vampire stories. View all 26 comments. Apr 22, Lauren rated it it was amazing.
Kagawa is a great writer with engaging characters. Um, no.
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It makes The Hunger Games look positively mild, and the Twilight vampires would be reduced to trembling granite-hard puddles of sparkly fear in the face of the beasties in The Immortal Rules. The Plot In a future world where plague has wiped out most of the human population, vampires rule supreme.
Allison Sekemoto lives on the fringes of a vampire city, struggling to survive from day to day with no parents or food. One day, desperate from hunger, Allison ventures outside the walls of the vampire city in search of food. Venturing outside the walls is dangerous and possibly deadly, as the open area surrounding the city is haunted by rabids — once-human creatures turned insane and bloodthirsty by the plague.
If the rabids notice her, they will tear her to pieces. She hurriedly brings the rest of her small gang back to scavenge it, when it all goes horribly wrong. They are attacked by rabids. Allison herself is mercilessly ravaged, to the point of death, when suddenly a mysterious figure appears.
A vampire. He offers her a choice: Die a human. Or rise a vampire. Allison chooses a new existence as a vampire. And then she is forced to deal with the consequences of that decision. Her situation is further complicated when she is driven from the city to wander the wilderness alone. She meets up with a small group of humans searching for something impossible — a city without vampires.
As she hides her true nature from them, she struggles between her desire to retain her humanity and the Hunger that threatens to consume her, always conscious of the fact that if she denies herself human blood for too long, she will go mad. My Thoughts First off, this book is dark, people. There is a lot of death. A lot of violence. And the feel of the world that Ms.
Kagawa has created is bleak and hopeless and terrifying. I would not recommend this one for the faint of heart. That said, I actually loved this book. But the writing is vivid and engaging, and had me sucked in from the first page.
The world is extremely well planned and developed. I understood the intricacies of the vampire mythology, and how the world came to be this way. I really felt like I was there in the dirty city, and then out in the open wilderness with Allison. Allison is a bit of an anti-hero, in that she spends the majority of the book struggling to avoid killing everyone around her. Her internal struggle between the kind of person she wants to be and the monster she realizes she is, is fascinating and heartbreaking.
There is a love story not a triangle, thankfully that is sweet and impossible and heartbreaking. There are characters that you want to hate that you kind of like, and characters that you want to like that you kind of hate. It makes most other YA dystopians seem downright utopian. And yet, even though Allison is a monster, she fights to be human.
Even though the humans are searching for the impossible, they continue to search. And even though hope seems foolish, we do it anyway. View all 4 comments. Humans were capable of far, far worse. I think most people's expectations of "vampire books" fall somewhere along the lines of angsty teen romance , love triangle, or, if you've read the Vampire Academy series, high school for vampires.
I'm ashamed to say I thought the same way. At the most, I expected some silly entertainment from this book. Vampire books aren't taken very seriously, and I think that's unfair to a book like The Immortal Rules - a vampire book - that is unlike anything you'd expect from this genre. This book was extremely dark and gritty. I loved that it was set in a dystopian world, but instead of the usual evil government, the dictators of this world were vampires.
Allison is a scavenger who lost her family and is trying to survive in the Fringe. She and a group of Unregistereds hunt for food in abandoned cities and help each other survive as they avoid rabids, zombie-like creatures who rise from the ground and are out for blood.
Nothing was fair. The world was cold, unforgiving, and people died. Allison sees them as vile, bloodsucking creatures.
So when Allison dies and is offered a choice of leaving this world or becoming a vampire… she goes against everything she believes in and chooses to become a vampire.
The plot wasn't nonstop action like your average dystopian, but focused on character development and world building. It followed Allison as she came to terms with the fact that she was now a monster. She struggled with the need to feed on humans and not wanting to hurt them.
The rules of this world were explained well; nothing was vaguely outlined or left up to the reader to fill in the blanks, which I greatly appreciated. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks too many dystopians gloss over how things work in the future.
I was surprised with how well mixing vampires and a dystopian world worked. I loved Allison and the grittiness of this book. This world was brutal, and I got dragged into it as Allison learned how to survive as both a human and a vampire.
A bit of an apocalypse, a bit of a dark paranormal, this book was just so good. And man, I loved when Allison turned into a savage, katana-wielding killer hellbent on hunting down rabids. She was so freaking awesome. I can only give you the skills to survive. But eventually, you will have to make your own decisions, come to your own terms about what you are.
You are Vampire, but what kind of monster you become is out of my hands. Jul 07, Taschima rated it it was amazing. You will always be a monster-there is no turning back from it.
Julie Kagawa made me believe in Faeries. Now she will make us believe in Vampires all over again. How can I possibly describe how hugely talented Julie Kagawa is? She managed to take something old, and mold it into something completely unique and completely her own.
This book resembles nothing you have read before, and nothing you will ever read in the future. The mix of characters, vampires, emotion, survival, blood, necessity, desire It's just wonderful guys, so freaking wonderful.
Julie Kagawa has done it all over again. Things you will like in this book: The main character Allison Sekemoto. She is a kick ass heroine. As a human AND as a vampire. What is so wonderful about her character is that the roles are reversed. When she is human you get that she is disconnected from the world, keeping people at arms length, trying to distance herself from hurt and disappointment. Her main purpose in life is to survive. But when she is a vampire, I dare say is when she is more human in the way we would think a human to be.
She creates attachments, she fights hard and long for the people she loves, and she lets herself care about the people around her. Her life isn't just about survival, though there is definitely some of that instinct still there, is also about keeping people safe and giving them the best chance she can give them.
I loved her. I could picture her in my mind so clearly, her and her weapon of choice it's a pretty cool one, but I shall not spoil it for you. She is a girl from which anybody could learn a few tricks. The thing about this book is that it is very character driven, even the secondary character leave a print. Some of my favorite characters: Kanin, the cool vampire mentor, Ezekiel, the boy who steals your heart blonde The one thing that did pop into my head as I read the book was The Walking Dead series.
The Walking Dead is this incredibly awesome zombie series, the episodes last forever but they are so worth it. Anyways, in The Walking Dead there's this bunch of people who get together and start a journey to some far away place in order to get away from the zombies and find a safe heaven where they can be "free" and stop running.
Well, The Immortal Rules is a lot like this in a way. But instead of running from zombies you run away from rabids crazy ass sick vampires , vampires, and the occasional human who wants to peal your skin off and sell it to the highest bettor. The book does have a lot of walking and surviving, but it's packed with action. Every other turn Allison would had to face a new threat and every single time I kept wondering to myself how would she get away from this one now? Some, but it is not the main focus of the story.
Love triangles? None that I can see. Vampire Folklore? As I said before Julie Kagawa made a terrific job of covering all her bases and giving us all the information we needed without making us feel like toddler's being force fed big chunks of info.
And this aren't the fancy sophisticated vampires that have sprung up from Twilight and things like that either. In The Immortal Rules vampires go back to their roots; they are ruthless killers who for the most part have abandoned their humanities long ago. Only disappointment of this book? No Ash. I know, bummer. But Zeke Ezekiel is enough to keep any young lady on her toes I am still team Ash though buahahahahaha She didn't disappoint guys!!
She didn't!!! Get it as soon as it's out! I love it!! I bet this is going to be one of those series that will rock your world so hard that you won't get over it for months! I love Julie Kagawa's writing!!!! Get here already!! Merged review: It says Julie Kagawa in the title, so no questions asked. I trust Miss Kagawa is going to blow our minds away, as always! View all 14 comments. If you want to read a book that deals with how to be human when one becomes a monster and the internal struggles to stay human, I highly recommend The Immortal Rules.
This series challenges the meaning of being human in the world of monsters and whether or not to succumb to the monster inside.
This series will rip your heart out. You'll meet a diverse cast of characters with their own secrets and internal battles. It's been 2 years since I've finished this series and I can't stop thinking about If you want to read a book that deals with how to be human when one becomes a monster and the internal struggles to stay human, I highly recommend The Immortal Rules. It's been 2 years since I've finished this series and I can't stop thinking about it. View all 8 comments.
And yet, in the darkest places, I can still find those who are still, more or less, human. A world where we were free. What life was like a thousand years ago, and he will seek out answers to these questions.
Even our race cannot keep them in the dark forever. The Unregistered are riven into bands, protecting their own and defending their own. The Fringe is a place stripped of culture and education where the inadequate and ineffective are left to slice out a living in whatever paltry capacity is available to them, among predators of many kinds.
But better than both…is the one who has never been born, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun. After saving a friend from being slaughtered by a pack of rabids Allie is only minutes away from death.
She is given two choices of death by a vampire — Kanin — he can either let her leave this world with a human conscious, or she can substitute the human blood in her veins for his own, turning her into the undead — a vampire.She was able to take me again to another world that is very different from our own but as you read the book made you feel that somehow everything felt real. She's always thought being a human was hard, but she quickly learns that being a vampire isn't exactly a walk in the park either, especially when you're wanted.
Oh, no. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And outside the city walls, lurking were rabids. Kanin, Allison's vampire "teacher," was fascinating in a cold, almost Spock-like manner. Mar 17, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kagawa has a certain talent for creating characters to be proud of.
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