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The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  38,159 ratings  ·  4,475 reviews
To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in 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 dies and become
Hardcover, 485 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
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Kat Kennedy
So Allie is an orphaned teenager in a dystopian fan­tasy where peo­ple are enslaved by vam­pire mas­ters. Then she gets turned into a vam­pire and strug­gles with the moral­ity of being a monster.

Emo vampire girl

So at first I was like.

Bored guys

But then she was like.

Girl kicking ass
A com­pa­ra­ble rep­re­sen­ta­tion on the scale of awe­some­ness - not a lit­eral depiction.

And then I was like.

Reaction Guys

Right away from the begin­ning of the novel Allie was pretty ass kicking.

And then Kanin the vam­pire showed up and I was like.

Yeah, sure. Whatevs.

Jan 14, 2011 Lora marked it as to-read
Shelves: lib-to-read

Julie Kagawa has already mastered faeries, now she's doing vamps too? This is awesome!
Steph Sinclair
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

When I first found out Kagawa was journeying down the vampire path, I was nervous. I mean, vampires have been written about over and over in the YA world and I wasn't sure what could be added. I had imaginary conversations, pleading with her, "Julie, are you sure you wanna do this?" And in all her awesomeness she pretty much told me, "Steph, chill. I got this." Do you know what I love about Julie Kagawa? I love how she can take a completely overused paranormal creature li
WARNING: INTENSE FANGIRLING TO FOLLOW (run away while you still can!)


This book was SO. AWESOME. It was nothing at all like I expected it to be, but I think that actually made the reading experience more interesting.

First off, I promise I will not make any Twitard references, no matter how strong the temptation. And believe you me, it will be almost irresistible. As a lot of reviewers have mentioned before me, Kagawa takes vampires back to their original, scary, monstrous selves... or does she?

Meg ♥

Wow! This book is one of my new favorites for the year.

If you think you can't read another vampire book for a while because you are sick of the unoriginal plots and characters that have been around lately you are like me. Rest assured, this book is completely original and creative. For starters, vampires rule the world in this story. The Immortal Rules is set in the future, and it's humans who are going hungry and forced to find ways to get food. Vampires have the control and even reading is ill
Jillian -always aspiring-
Apr 23, 2012 Jillian -always aspiring- rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of vampire and/or post-apocalyptic novels
In a perfect world, Julie Kagawa's The Immortal Rules and I would have been best friends. Look what the story has to offer: A vampire-ruled post-apocalyptic world! The return of vampires who are blood-drinking monsters and not brooding lovers! A heroine who wields a katana and kills zombie-like vampires with it!

What could go wrong with any of this, you ask? Sadly, a lot could -- and did, at least for me.

In the vampire city of New Covington, Allison "Allie" Sekemoto (yes, she's of Asian descent -
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Sometimes you read a book, you moderately enjoy it, but when you finish it, you have very little to say about it. This is one of those times. The Immortal Rules was a pretty entertaining read, but it simply failed to impress me. I suppose I expected more originality, but instead I got the same old story hidden behind a few interesting details. That’s not to say I didn’t have fun reading it – I did, for the most part, and I’ll definitely pick up the sequel.

Allison Sekemoto grew up in the Fringe,
Emily May

I've been reluctant to start a Julie Kagawa book ever since I heard the heroine of her Fey series described as "weak" and "constantly in need of saving", they're simply not the kind of heroines I like to read about. However, there was something in me that just couldn't ignore this whole dystopia + vampires thing she's got going on here. I guess it doesn't matter how many shitty paranormal books I read, or how much I hate Twilight, I think I'll always be that girl who grew up on Buffy - give
sunset shimmer
Full review posted on my blog.

Julie Kagawa, I am in love with you.


Nov 18, 2011 Cait marked it as to-read
AHHH! Julie! Are you freaking kidding me! You sly dog!
I love this so much if I knew where you live, I'd drive whatever amount of miles to give you a hug. A huge, gigantic, love-filled hug. Like this:

But I will just settle for an imaginary one for now; until I can find her address, of course ;)

If anyone can bring back vampires from slow, painful, death that Meyer inflicted on them; it's Kagawa. I cannot wait! :D

EDIT: So, I read Iron Knight and Kagawa had a couple pages of this book in there! *h
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Once upon a time, an author decided to combine the two most overused aspects of current YA literature––vampires and dystopia. And .... she actually wrote a book that was REALLY FREAKING AWESOME. The end.

I know, Patrick. I know. I wasn't expecting it either.

So, I admit that I know next to nothing about Julie Kagawa, except for that she wrote the Iron Fey series, which I have not read. I heard mixed things about them, and I'm not really into faerie books, so I'd decided ag
Erica (daydreamer)
In a land ruled by Vampires, and overrun with rabids (creatures and humans bitten by vampires and turned into rabid beasts with absolute no control or reason), a young girl fights against the odds to preserve her humanity, and to accept what she has become. Allison lives in a Vampire City. She has a fierce hatred for these soulless creatures who put humans on registers and feed off them at the humans designated time. But in a moment of desperation, when Allison is facing the inevitability of dea ...more
Final rating: ★★★★★/★★★★★

edit: rewritten whole review :D

I love love love this book. It gripped me from the start and i just had to finish it - that's how good it was. I was sooooo absorbed when i was reading that i didn't even notice the time. Strong heroine, strong characters, destroyed world and vampires and zombies. Could you possibly ask for more? It's creepy, it's crazy, it's fantastic and it's fabulous story.

“Hunger flickered, always there, but I pushed it down. I was a vampire. Nothing would change that. But I didn't have to be a monster.”

A vampire has no heart beat, no matter how hard they try to cling on their humanity, in the end they will remain same, some bloodsucking monsters.


Days of Darkness and Blood

After her blockbuster epic fantasy The Iron Fey series, Julie Kagawa introduces to a vampire infested futuristic world where everything is on ruin and dominated by those bloodsucking creatures.
Aria (The Whimsical Reader)
What do you get when you mix dystopia and vampires together? You get THE IMMORTAL RULES!

The Immortal Rules has got to be one of the best vampire books out there. I mean it was unique yet it still managed to stay true to the original concept of vampires. I don’t hate sparkly vampires because they introduced my to the YA genre but the vamps here in Immortal Rules were bad, fierce and I love it. I seriously adore it.

The Immortal Rules was set in a world where vampires ruled over the humans.
They use
Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
Oh, my god. Thank you Julie Kagawa, for restoring my faith in YA vampire fiction. After the nightmare that was Twilight, I find myself stuck in a glut of Mary-Sueish clones, until Richelle Mead (AKA She Who Can Do No Wrong) and now Julie Kagawa brought the genre back to life. No pun intended, of course.

Let me just say that I was not a fan of Julie Kagawa before this. I read most of her Iron Fey series, and while it was well-written, it did not draw me in. So in as much as I admire her writing, h
When I picked up The Immortal Rules, I thought I knew what I was getting into. I haven’t read Julie Kagawa’s highly praised Iron Fey series (YET), but I gathered from the reviews that Ms. Kagawa is a great writer with engaging characters. I also knew that The Immortal Rules was a vampire dystopian, so I was prepared for kind of a Hunger-Games-meets-Twilight book.

Um, no.

I probably should have gathered from the creepy cover (that I still don’t like, even though I now understand it) that this book
Ta§chima Cullen
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You are a monster. You will always be a monster-there is no turning back from it. But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you.

Julie Kagawa made me believe in Faeries. Now she will make us believe in Vampires all over again.

How can I possibly describe how hugely talented Julie Kagawa is? She managed to take something old, and mold it into something completely unique and completely her own. T
E.V.Franzmnn E.V.Franzmnn

Reviewed on 5/06/2012

The man crouches down in front of the little girl and look at her with concern in his eyes.
“Daddy.” Says the little girl. “Where’s Bob?”
“Baby,” The man says with a heavy sigh. “He is gone.”
“When he is coming back?” Asks the little girl with a confuse expression.
“He’ll never come back.” The man gently runs his fingers over her chick in a comforting gesture. “You killed him.”
The little girl gasps and shakes her head. “No.”
“Baby, you took him out of his home and he is not like
Mimi Valentine
Holy sweet goodness... There's a reason why the world loves Julie Kagawa and this is IT. Her writing is flawless; her creativity is out of this world. She could probably write about flying chickens and it would still be amazing!

The first thing you have to know is that this book can hardly be compared to The Iron Fey series because they're so DIFFERENT (in the best possible way!). The only things that remain constant are Julie's talents for writing, fantastic world-building, and creating a cast
"You will always be a monster - there is no turning back from it. But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you."

In a world ruled by vampires, one girl challenges her immortality while striving to keep her humanity, even if everything inside her wants to be a monster...

There is only one way to describe Julie Kagawa's writing. Word candy. To both savor and devour. This women continues to awe me with her incredible skills. She ruled the world of faeries and I'm so pleased to say she di
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars Liked, but didn't quite love, although I think a lot of readers will go crazy over this one. There's a preview chapter for the Iron Fey spinoff at the end too, Julie Kagawa fans!

Review to come.
◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
Review after re-reading from May 6th-8th 2013:
Just as awesome the second time around! My heart hurts. But in a good way. If that makes any sense.

I love this book.
I love Allison.
And I freakin' love Julie Kagawa.

Onto The Eternity Cure! HUZZAH!


Review after reading from May 7th-10th 2012:
I feel so...exhilarated.
My heart is beating like crazy and I can't think straight. As if I just drank a whole liter of coke, 5 cups of coffee,
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]

The Immortal Rules is a very dark, on-and-off paced Post Apocalyptic which despite few weaknesses kept me hooked from start to finish. It portrays an orphan teenager Allison who is struggling to survive in the outermost circle of a vampire city by scavenging for food. Until something bad happened to her and met Kanin, who is a vampire and gave Allison a choice to continue living as a thing she hated most. To become a bloodsucking vamp.

I was slightly worried as I started this that it would be wa
You are a monster. You will always be a monster—there is no turning back from it. But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you.

The Immortal Rules is not for everyone.

Luckily, it was so for me.

The Immortal Rules is a great book, and quite possibly my favorite vampire book (but keep in mind I haven't read many). It's pretty slow to start, and it really didn't have me engaged up until 30% or so, and from that point up until 75%, I thought I was in love. It seems I'm one of the few pe

Lackluster mash-up of vampires & post-apocalyptic elements, 2.5 stars

In Julie Kagawa’s new BLOOD OF EDEN series, the future is a place of loss and fear: most humans have died due to a world-wide plague and those who remain are controlled by vampire lords in guarded cities. Allie scrapes out a life on the edge of society as one of the humans beyond notice of the vampires. But after she is attacked, she must make a decision: die or become that which she despises? In her new form, Allie must ba

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In this dark future, humans are ruled by vampires.
They are scarce cities, and which one is ruled by a master vampire, a Prince.
The humans are registered and branded like "cattle". They must obey and they must give blood donations. All in exchange of protection and food.

Protection from what exactly?

From the rabids, a sort of zombiefied and mindless creatures, that are a threat for humans and vampires.

Allie, our heroine,is Unregistered and she lives with her "crew" in The Fringe,the outermost
OK, that was weird. When I finished this book, I was fully prepared to give it 3.5 stars. As I put together my notes to write the review, I noticed that there were a lot of things that I liked.

What an interesting world. Humans are now the property of vampires and must be registered. They must report to give blood once a month and are treated as cattle. The unregistered lived their lives under the radar, lacking food and resources. Outside the walled cities, the rapids live and attack those who v
Giselle at BO-OK NERD Canada
Allison lives in a world where a virus has decimated the human population, and vampires rule the city. Squatting and learning to survive is all she has ever known. She lives this bleak existence as an Unregistred so no vampire can control her as a pet. Living for seventeen years, she finally meets her end when she encounters rabids. (Soulless infected vampires and humans that kill everything in their path.Think zombies). A vampire comes into her path as she lays dying, giving her a choice. To di ...more
ARC supplied by NetGalley and Harlequin Teen in exchange for an honest review.

To be re-reviewed.


I love this book so badly.

I will admit I am a total obsessed fangirl and groupie of Julie's. But that doesn't mean that her starts get instant 5-stars even though most of them should.

But THE IMMORTAL RULES is just . . . so . . . good. I knew Julie wouldn't fail us with a vampire story.

This novel is filled with: kick-ass vampires, cute human boys (who sadly can't compare to my Ash, but Zeke's
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“The mighty hunter,” I quipped as we snuck out the backdoor, escaping into the yard. “He can take down vicious rabids and rampaging boars, but one old lady can make him flee in terror.”

“One scary old lady,” he corrected me, looking relieved to be out of the house. “You didn’t hear what she told me when I got up — you’re so cute I could put you in a pie. Tell me that’s not the creepiest thing you’ve ever heard.” His voice climbed a few octaves, turning shrill and breathy. “Today for dessert, we have apple pie, blueberry pie and Ezekiel pie.”
“You don't dwell on what you've lost, you just move on."-Allison” 182 likes
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