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The Immortal Rules

(Blood of Eden #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  61,323 ratings  ·  5,977 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
Paperback, 451 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Harlequin Teen Australia (first published April 24th 2012)
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Nicole This book was SOO good! It pulls you in at the beginning because the characters are amazing. the book itself has two different parts to it, and its a…moreThis book was SOO good! It pulls you in at the beginning because the characters are amazing. the book itself has two different parts to it, and its a little slow in between the two parts, but after you get past that, the book pulls you in even more. It's one of my favorites of all time.(less)
Imogen It is definitely worth reading 100%. I have never read anything by Kagawa but honestly, This is one of the best series of all time. The start of the…moreIt is definitely worth reading 100%. I have never read anything by Kagawa but honestly, This is one of the best series of all time. The start of the books will always start of dull, but it will progress and leave you wanting more!(less)

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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.

But then he was like
Jan 14, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lib-to-read

Julie Kagawa has already mastered faeries, now she's doing vamps too? This is awesome!
Steph Sinclair
Mar 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire fanatics looking for something new
Recommended to Steph by: Me, 'cause I'm cool like that
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?

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
Sh3lly (
This is pretty much everything I want in a vampire book. It was a satisfying read. Allison was a strong, but imperfect female lead.

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
I am absolutely obsessed with Jackal!


So, where to start? I had this book on my shelf since 2012 or 2013, but I never had time to read it. And today I finally did. Right away I have to say that if I read this six years ago, I would have been ABSOLUTELY ecstatic. I would have freaked and asked for more... And where now it was a pleasant read, it was lacking. Somehow. I would say this is 3,5 stars for me.

So few points:

- I love the whole world
- At first, I thought that a rabid was a typo for
Jillian -always aspiring-
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 -
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ by: Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

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
Megs ♥

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
Khanh, first of her name, mother of 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
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,
shady boots | #WatchPOSE
Full review posted on my blog.

Julie Kagawa, I am in love with you.


Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

“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
Jul 13, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
Erica (storybookend)
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: 5/5 stars
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.
An Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Quotes pulled from the ARC may be incorrect and may be subject to change.

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
Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars

Wow, this book is brilliant!


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
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
“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.
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
If you want to read a book that deals with how to be human when one becomes a monster and the internal struggles to stay human, I highly recommend The Immortal Rules. This series challenges the meaning of being human in the world of monsters and whether or not to succumb to the monster inside. This series will rip your heart out. You'll meet a diverse cast of characters with their own secrets and internal battles. It's been 2 years since I've finished this series and I can't stop thinking about ...more
Vaishali • [Vicarious Living]
Rating: 2.5 stars

“I forget, sometimes, the complexities of the human race. We’ve reduced so many of you to animals – savage, cowardly, so willing to turn on each other to survive. And yet, in the darkest places, I can still find those who are still, more or less, human.”

‘The Immortal Rules’ by Julie Kagawa is an austere dystopian story appraising the world in a post-apocalyptic realm of rapacious vampires, and human survivalists.

‘The vampires had outlawed books in the Fringe and had systema
Cereja Cult

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
April 4th, 2017:
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
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“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.” 237 likes
“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.”
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