So let me begin by saying how thankful I was to get this book. I requested it on a whim on NetGalley not really believing that I would ever get the ch...moreSo let me begin by saying how thankful I was to get this book. I requested it on a whim on NetGalley not really believing that I would ever get the chance to be approved. To my shock and utter surprise I was approved and I had a total fangirl moment! I have been looking forward to getting my hands on this book for months and I could not believe I was finally getting the chance to read it!
Let me begin with the characters. Kagawa does a fantastic job of getting you to really relate to Allie, the main character in the story and side with the good guys and really hate the bad guys! I rooted for Allie throughout the entire story and I was so happy to not only see a female vampire for once, but just a strong female main character in general! So often in YA the girl is a 'victim' who needs to be saved. Allie was a refreshing break from this trend.
I really enjoyed the world that Kagawa set up in the story as well. It's not often you find a YA vampire book where the vampires are out in the open and have control over the humans! The descriptions of the world the characters lived in were rich and thoughtful and really gave you a sense of where they were coming from.
During the middle of the story I did feel as though the story dragged a bit. I found myself becoming a bit bored and just waiting for something to happen. If you are like me and have the urge to stop reading a book that you get bored with please don't do this with The Immortal Rules!! I don't want to spoil the story for anyone, but I can say that the pace definitely picks back up at the end of the story and you would be sorry to miss the ending. We already know that this is the first book in the Blood of Eden series, but you can definitely tell by the ending that another book is coming! All in all I greatly enjoyed the book and I was very happy to have the opportunity to read it! (less)