Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Immortal Rules- Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Source: Bought used
Series: Yes
Rating: 4/5

"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.

The Imnmortal Rules surprised me. I did not expect to love it as much as I did. It was dark and creepy. This book reminded me why I love vampires. It makes me want to re consider reading her other series since I loved this one.

This is set in the future. Vampires are in charge, humans are there slaves. The vampires rule the city but there is a small band of outsiders have managed to avoid becoming slaves. Allie is one of those outsiders struggling to survive. She is attacked while attempting scavenge food and is faced with the decision of dying or becoming an immortal. She chooses to become an immortal. She has to learn how to live with her decision and how to remain as human as possible.

She escapes from the city she has always known as she tries to find a way to survive. She joins a band of ragged humans who are searching of an island that claims to have the cure for humans that will keep them from becoming rabids. She must keep her identity a secret or else she will be killed.

This is a good old fashion vampire book. There is blood and gore and even a little bit of romance mixed into it all. Allie as a human is a completely different person as Allie the immortal but her will to live and the morals she holds close to her are still the same. She wants to stay as human as possible, but the urges for blood get worse the longer she waits.

This book is a very dark. It shows the dark side of the human race. It was more than I bargained for and I completely fell in love with it. I cannot wait until book two comes out. I want to know what is going to happen next with Allie.

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