The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa
"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 thought I had lost interest in vampire books. The Immortal Rules has renewed my love for them again.
In The Immortal Rules, Julie Kagawa has created a world in which vampires rule, humans are food cattle and rabids roam the lands. It might interest you, excite you, scare you or haunt you but it will most certainly leave its mark on you and you won't ever be able to forget this story. In a good way of course!
We are introduced to Allie, a girl who was born into a vampire city. After losing her mother, she has to learn to fend for herself with the other Unregistered's - human's who refuse to be branded as blood bags for the vampires. After finding a basement of food, this leads to a series of events which land her choosing immortality over death.
Disgusted by herself, her choice and her fellow vampires she has no choice but to learn to live as one of them or die on her own. This leads to another series of events which take her out of the city and fending for herself. She catches up to a group of humans and pretends to be human all the while fighting The Hunger. What results is an amazing tale of what it really means to be a human and have humanity.
At first I thought the love interest in this story was going to be her sire (the vampire who created her) Kanin. But then it occured to me that he was more of a father figure - and of course it had to be a human love interest! Enter Zeke, the handsome and kind human boy in the group she finds. This was nothing like the Twilight vampire/human relationship and I am so very glad it wasn't. It was created in such a way that you want them to be together, even though you know it is dangerous! Fantastic :D
This book keeps you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath in the best possible way. I absolutely loved and I can't wait to see what happens next!
The Immortal Rules is released on April 24th - less than two weeks away! I suggest you pre-order it right now as I doubt it will stay on shelves long!
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