Friday, July 20, 2012

The Immortal Rules [Review]

484 pages [Kindle]
Published 24 April 2012

"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.

My Thoughts:

Kagawa is a literary genius. I absolutely adore her style of writing and her characters. They are so easy to fall in love with. Immortal Rules is a post-vampire takeover dystopian where vampires are in charge and humans are their pets and slaves. As a human, you are either Registered and have to go give blood regularly - or you are Unregistered and risk being caught and who knows what will happen to you - you are at the mercy of the vampires. Society as we know it, where history is taught and you have skills like knowing how to read and do simple math, is lost. Books are outlawed.

The main character is this amazing girl named Allison, "Allie." Without revealing too much, she is a Katniss. She is a kickass heroine who does everything possible to survive and help those who she cares about survive. She faces getting caught at the city's gates/walls to find food. She faces the Rabids, a zombie version of vampires, who would rip her to shreds and turn her into a mindless vampire like them.

Thank you to NetGalley and HarlequinTEEN for the opportunity to read this book.

Previous Review:
Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James {here}

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1 comment:

Abbey said...

Oh man. This almost seems scary! I'll have to check it out. Thanks!