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Tuesday 24 April 2012.

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: 24th April 2012
ISBN: 0373210515
Target Audience: Young Adult

5 of 5 stars

Julie Kagawa is amazing. She reeled me in with her Iron Fey series, even though I wouldn’t have been a great fan of faery books. I read great reviews for that series and I had to give it a shot, and I love it. It has become one of my favourite series. And I now have a new favourite to add to my list, The Blood of Eden series. When I heard that Julie was writing a vampire series, I was excited to see her take on vampires. And I wasn’t disappointed, she did an amazing job.

Allie (Allison) is an unregistered. She is unknown to the vampires who run the city and treat humans like blood cattle. Because she’s not on the system, she doesn’t have to attend the blook bank to give regular donations but that also means that she doesn’t get any food stamps. She lives in the Fringe where she has to scavenge for food.

When she is attacked by the rabids, and on the brink of death, she is given a choice by a vampire, Kanin. He can let her die from her attack, and maybe turn into a rabid, or he can change her into a vampire. Ultimately, still killing her. She chooses to live after death and become a vampire, one of the monsters she detests so much, because when it comes to it, she doesn’t want to die.

Kanin teachers her the vampire history and how to fight and live as a vampire. When they find themselves being chased down by vampires from the city, she must separate from Kanin and make her way on her own. This is how she meets a group of humans who are searching for a better place, called Eden. They believe her to be human and invite her to join their group. She travels with them, and vows to protect them. To hold onto her humanity and not become the monster she is destined to be.

Allie is an amazing character, a hero I would say. She cares so much and wants to help even those who hate her for what she is. Even as a human, she looked after the weaker in her group.  She will risk her own life for others. Her strength of character is clear as we see her fight her inner monster throughout the book.

I really took to Kanin. He was a dark, brooding vampire with a heart. I am hoping he is making a comeback in the second book.

The love interest, Zeke, is such a sweetie. And yet, he is tough and brave when the need arises. He is second in command to the group, under his stepfather Jeb. He has a fantastic manner for dealing with the group and has all their best interests at heart.

The romance was written really well. No love triangle…..but as I loved Kanin so much I had a bit of one going on in my head because Zeke was so lovable too lol.

Julie once again does a fantastic job of the world building. Her descriptions are so good, you can literally visualise yourself there.  I would give this book a 5+ star rating as I couldn’t fault anything about it. I absolutely loved the story line and I can’t wait for the next instalment in this series. 

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Nicola said...

Such an awesome book! :D I should really get to her Iron Fey series soon.

Great review :)

Elodie said...

I really have to pick up a copy, I feel like everyone has read this book and loved it !! Thanks for the great review Suzanne :)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I just started this yesterday! So agree with you, Kagawa's world building is extraordinary! I will have to come back and reread this once I write me review and see how we compare.

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