The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
by Julie Kagawa
Publication: 1st May 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia www.harlequinbooks.com.au
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
Price: Book Stores Nationally RRP: AU $19.99/NZ $22.99In 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.
This book has been on my radar for quite a while now, what struck me first was the concept so original and fresh and then when the cover was released, well let me just say that it got me even more excited.
I loved the mesh of paranormal and dystopian it made this such an exciting and addictive read.
Definitely plan on having some sleepless nights, because you wont be able to put this book down!
We start off with Allison 'Allie' an unregistered flying under the radar trying not to attract attention to herself and her gang from the Prince Vampire head of her city New Covington and the Master vampires under his rule.
The vampires rule and humans are their blood cattle, but not only are they trying to stay away from them but also the rabids who attack anything and can turn you into one of them with just one bite.
Food is scarce and the days are spent trying to track down any kind of food source, and it's one day while Allie is searching she finds a hidden cellar filled with canned foods, after coming back with the rest of her gang and loading up with supplies they are set upon by a bunch of rabids and Allie is bitten, close to death a vampire finds her and asks her whether she wants to die or become a vampire herself, although she loathes them she agrees to be turned, and after waking up she's introduced to the world of the vampires by her sire Kanin.
I have to say I love Kanin I was hoping a relationship would develop between him and Allie, I loved their banter and I think although he didn't show it that he might have developed feelings for her especially after he made sure she got away when he was attacked, please, please, please let there be more of him in the next book.
After wandering around for a while she comes across a lost boy Caleb in a deserted city and while trying to find his sister comes across not only her but a boy named Zeke who along with his adoptive father Jeb help run a group of people hoping to find Eden a place that Jeb believes exists.
So while hiding who she is she joins the group and ends up growing closer to Zeke who develops feelings for her, but what happens when he finds out just what she is?
I did really like Zeke but my heart is stuck on a Allie and Kanin relationship, so I'm going to put it out there right now Team Kanin!
Loved this book, I cannot wait for the next, one of my favourite books so far this year.
I give this 5/5.
A Big Thanks To Jess @ Morey Media.