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The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
My Vampire Creator Told Me This: ‘Sometime in your life, Allison Sekemoto, you will kill a human being.
The question is not if it will happen, but when. Do you understand?’ I didn't then, not really.
I DO NOW.
FOR FANS OF THE HUNGER GAMES
“Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey Series is the next Twilight"
"A genuine page-turner…Julie Kagawa is a s...more
So at first I was like.
But then she was like.
A comparable representation on the scale of awesomeness - not a literal depiction.
And then I was like.
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.
But then he was like ...more
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 ...more
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?
This is a sort of post-apocalyptic dystopian alternate reality deal where a virus wipes out most of the human population. Vampires decide to "come out" and take over, fulfilling the role of the tyrannical government.
Humans exist as "pets" and must donate blood. "Unregistereds" live as scavengers, barely scraping by. Some operate in gangs.
I won't go too much into it ...more
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 ...more
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 - ...more
3.5 stars. Well, now, these dark vampires were pretty fun to follow!
۰•● Julie Kagawa is such a master in world-building. Indeed after having loved her fairy land in The Iron King (which is much-hated by many of my friends, but what can I say, I loved it and I'm not even ashamed), again I felt myself completely immerged and eager to learn more about the violent and merciless world we discover here.
See, to me a great world-building isn't necessarily complex. No. Of course it mustn't be overly si ...more
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 ...more
Allison Sekemoto grew up in the Fringe, ...more
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 ...more
Julie Kagawa, I am in love with you.
And I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH ARGH.
“You are a monster.” Kanin’s deep voice droned in my head again, as I forced myself to move, to walk away. “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.”
Wow! I didn't expect this, but I really liked this book, because it has made me out of my reading slump and that is a goal !.
:D. I'm very happy!.
It is my first book of Julie Kagawa and I've been delighted by its so fluid and entertaining way of writing, also I like ...more
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 ...more
Final rating - for the whole series: 4.25/5 stars
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.
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 Unregistered so no vampire can control her as a pet. Living for seventeen years, she finally meets her end when she encounters rabids. (Soulless infected vampir ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
I probably should have gathered from the creepy cover (that I still don’t like, even though I now understand it) that this book ...more
“It was almost better to be caught by the hungry, soulless vampires; the most they would probably do was drink your blood and leave you to die. Humans were capable of far, far worse.”
I didn't expect this to be so good.
I think most people's expectations of "vampire books" fall somewhere along the lines of angsty teen romance, love triangle, or, if you've read the Vampire Academy series, high school for vampires. I'm ashamed to say I thought the same way. At the most, I expected some silly enter ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
Wow, this book is brilliant!
It is EXCITING, RIVETING, really ENTERTAINING, EXHILARATING, GRIPPING, from top to bottom AMAZING.
There are two reasons why I didn't give The Immortal Rules the complete 5 stars (everything else was excellent):
1)I wanted more romance, I always do. So I think that I would have like it more if the characters were a bit older, better directed towards new adults like the introductory novella Dawn of Eden (book 0.5). I would have enjoyed ...more
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 ...more
First, I love the fact that Kagawa took vampires, which we have been overloaded with, and gave the reader s ...more
I will never stop loving these books.
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...exhilara ...more
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 ...more
Review to come.
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“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.”