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Review: ‘The Immortal Rules’ by Julie Kagawa

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Review: ‘The Immortal Rules’ by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules

by Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 24th 2012
Pages: 484
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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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 Review
 I have wanted to read Julie Kagawa books for a while and jumped at the chance when I saw “The Immortal Rules” on Netgalley.  I have all of the Iron Fey books on my Kindle…but other books have taken precedence, but I plan on reading them this year.
I’m glad I put other books on hold to read “The Immortal Rules” so I can find out what kind of writing style Julie Kagawa has.  At the end of the book, Julie Kagawa said that she never thought of jumping on the “Vampire” wagon.  I’m glad she did though.  =)  I love reading books that Vampires are not the mushy, romantic, and sparkly kind…instead they are feared, hated, killing monsters that we are used to reading them as.
Julie creates a world where the Vampires run the Humans.  Humans are either registered (give blood – they are given food, etc.) or they are unregistered (fend for themselves for food, etc.).  Vampires live in the “Inner City,” and humans live in the “Fringe.”  City Walls protect the fringe from the outside world which harbors rabid (which are soulless creatures just like Vampires but even Vampires fear them because they’re an abomination of the Vampires).  It’s a crazy world where no one is safe from dying.  I like how Julie just automatically puts the characters into danger and of course, if you’re close to certain characters already…just let’s say you won’t be after a few chapters.   The main character, Allie is the focus of the book, and I adored her character.  She is strong, determined, and fights back (emotionally and physically.  She defies pretty much everything as human and a vampire.
I won’t get into the description of the book because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who is thinking about reading this book.
Let’s say be prepared for anything to happen.  Reminder…do not get too attached to characters.  Also, don’t expect happy beginnings or endings for Allie. Allie was put through a lot in this book, and I definitely will be reading the next installment.
I did find that the book dragged in some parts and Julie did spend too much time in certain areas of the book, but in the end, I loved this book.
Recommend this book to anyone out there who has read Julie Kagawa before, loves the Paranormal YA Genre, who loves dystopian fiction, and loves MONSTERS that Vampires are supposed to be (not the Edward Cullen kind…)

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