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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa





Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Source: HarlequinTEEN via Netgalley
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN
Date Released: 24 April 2012
Purchase:  Amazon | Book Depository | Galaxy Bookshop
Sapphired Dragon Rating: ****

Synopsis ( via 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.


Review:

From the author of the awesome Iron fey series comes the first book in a new series that is set to be just as good if not better!

Two of the most popular topics going round the YA world at the moment are Dystopian novels and vampires and Julie Kagawa has combined the two brilliantly to produce a riveting story that keeps you engaged right to the end and then anxiously waiting the next installment.

Allison Sekemoto is a lowly human in a world controlled by vampires until one night searching for food, she is attacked and very nearly killed until a vampire intervenes and gives her choice between dying or becoming one of the hated vampires.

After choosing to survive  (and become a vampire), Allison discovers she is now on the out with humans and vampires alike and finds herself having to flee her native city, learn the immortal rules and a meet another human who will put this to the test.

This story has many twists and turns and from where it starts you don't know or expect where it will end up.  The characters are interesting and varied and Allison is a reassuringly flawed but determined heroine.

I would definitely recommend to this book to fans of dystopians and vampires a like and in fact anyone who enjoys a good story.


Definitely a 4 star read!

Sapphired Dragon xx

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