Monday 30 April 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Blog tour)

For Review: Mira Ink
Published: 4 May 2012
From 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.
I freaking love this book!  Being a big fan of Kagawa's Iron Fey series I was really excited about this post apocalyptic vampire story and it certainly lived up to all my expectations.
The story is divided into three parts and this works really well - it not only gives us sound world building but also creates a escalating level of tension and excitement.  By part three I was so engrossed in the story there was no way I was putting it down!

I loved Allie.  We really get to know her in the first part of the story.  Everything she has been through and continues to go through.  Her whole life is driven by a need to survive so I wasn't at all surprised by her choice to become one of the monsters she despises.  And it is really interesting to see how she evolves as a character.  How she deals with her loss and how she has to embrace who she has become.

Kanin is just awesome!  So compelling and I do hope we get to see much more of him.  And as for Zeke - be still my heart!  I adore that boy! He is definitely right up there with my favourite YA character creations. 
There is so much about this novel I loved and I'm could easily rave about it for a long, long time.  But I think I will just say read it!  You wont regret it - it really is as awesome as it sounds!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love that this book returns vampires to their origins - I can't wait to read, fab review :)


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