Sunday, January 4, 2015
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - Book Review
Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication: April 24, 2012
Series: Blood of Eden #1
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥
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.
"You will always be a monster, there is no turning back from it. But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you."
There might be a few spoilers.
I really enjoyed this book! I was expecting a lot from this book because I have loved the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. This story about vampires is so very unique and much more different than any other vampire book I have read. It did have its moments and boring me, I just wanted to get to more action through some scenes. My only complaint is that I wish there were a tad bit more romance. I am glad that there was this whole different thing going on without the romance but more than half the book, something could have happened.
I loved Allie's character. I thought she was a little too harsh and she wasn't really getting on my good side. But she is such a strong character, you have to love her. She is ruthless but I honestly did expect a little more, I thought she would have been able to kill so many things with her training and how she used to live. I mean it was a little unrealistic to believe she can kill Jackal so fast but I thought it'd be cool. I was happy with Allie's character, I'm glad she doesn't have to rely on anyone else to look after her. She wasn't smart about a few things but she is a great female heroine.
I disliked Jeb the moment he became a part of the story. I didn't like the way he treated people, especially what he did to Zeke. I am just stunned with Jeb. I had a feeling something was up with him and even though he wasn't my favorite, I'm glad with it how ended with him.
I loved Kanin. After reading a few reviews of this book and reading that she was going to meet Zeke, I was disappointed. Since we met Kanin first, I didn't like the idea of her meeting someone else. I didn't like him leaving after a short period of time finally getting him. I felt that he was pulled from the story a little too fast. I hope he has more scenes in the next books. I still really like Zeke, but I would love it if she were with Kanin. Some people say it may be wrong because he is technically her "father" but I am overlooking that.
I did really like Zeke. I was a little disappointed with him and he acted towards her when her secret was let out. I thought he was going to be different and wouldn't care about it or try to overlook that. I am glad with how it ended but I still wish it were Kanin instead. Zeke was a great leader, he knew how to take charge. I loved how much he cares even if it is dangerous for him to care that much.
Overall, I thought this was a great book and I can't wait to reach the next one. The ending was a bit of a cliff hanger, thankfully the other two books are in my library so I can get to them as soon as possible. Julie has this amazing way of creating such a unique world that lets you escape. I have high hopes for the next books in this series.