07 June 2012

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Release Date:May 4th, 2012
Number of pages: 485 pages
Format: Paperback

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.

Oh,what have I done to this poor book? It's all scratched and smudged. Eww. I never did something like that because I take good care of my babies but sadly this one was the first to experience abuse from momma. 

Well, Hallelujah! I actually finished it. It took me a long time. If it was any other book I would give up a long time ago. But I love me some vamps. They kick serious ass. 

It was too slow for my taste. If I read it on my PlayBook it would get 2 star rating but because I actually spend money on the real thing I will cut it some slack. I even got an ARC but decided to wait and buy it like everyone else. 

Alison was too serious for my taste. Zeke was a little preacher boy and I didn't like him even though people were saying how awesome he was. I didn't like him because he was too goodie-two-shoes for dystopian world. It was unrealistic. And the attraction between these two was non-existent. I disliked Ruth(duh). Kanin is the only interesting character. 

I need the sequel! I need to find out what happened to Kanin. I hope he will kill that Smiley vamp who freaked me out and snatch Allie from Zeke. *evil grin*

3 stars


  1. I know so many people who like this book, but I do think it's either a hit or miss with others. I haven't read it yet. I probably will at the end of the year when I can find some space. I'm glad you liked it enough that you want to read the sequel :) Great review!

  2. I enjoyed this slightly more than you did, but I'm glad you are still eager for the sequel. Kanin's character is definitely an interesting one. Wonderful review! :)

  3. I think I liked this more than you. I was impressed with the suspense of the story from the beginning. Hopefully you'll warm up to the sequel. Great review. :)

  4. I kind of agree with you on this one. I read it a while ago and I have a hard time remembering details, but I do remember having issues with the slow pacing. In the beginning anyway. I know it picks up, but I did have a lot of gripes and didn't love this one as much as many other readers did. Great review.