Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules
Series: Blood of Eden, #1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published Date: April 4, 2012

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 becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.

Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.

Set in a world ruled by Vampires and terrorized and haunted by Rabids, this post-apocalyptic dystopian novel is definitely one best vampire novels I've read.

The main character, Allison "Allie" is a kick-ass heroine, who is fierce and brave rolled into one. I just love how she embraced her being a vampire without loosing her humanity at all. It was such a pain in the ass to see some characters who tends to withdraw on what they have become. And this book is refreshing that the main protagonist didn't dwell to much on how she become a vampire, which she despised in the beginning of the story when she was still human. At first, it was a struggle on her part, how humans she chose to blend in and protect despised her and viewed her as monster. It was actually easy just to give in on what the humans thought her to be but she chose to be a monster she wanted to be, a Vampire that cares for human life and viewed them not just a blood bank but an equal on her own.

Kanin, more of a father figure for me if you ask me, the sire responsible for turning her into a Vampire is on the characters I actually admire and loved at the beginning of the story. I was actually a little bit confused if he was the love interest of Allie, but as the story goes on, I see him as a more of a father than a lover. And not to mention the scene where he forced Allie to leave him and seek refuge outside the walls of the Vampire City left me teary eyed.

Allie comes upon a small group of humans looking for "Eden". A place where humans are safe from Vampires and Rabids. Pretending to human is tough, and everything gets more complicated when she starts caring for the people on the group and falling in love with Zeke. Zeke is your too good to be true kind of guy. Kind, Selfless, a good follower and a good son. It was actually the first time I liked a non-Alpha-male kind of guy. His not weak, He just didn't surpass your standard of him being equally like Allie. There is gender role, It was actually Allie who comes to Zeke's rescue, maybe because he is a human and Allie is a vampire. But nonetheless, I still find him adorable and likable enough. There are not much of a love scenes in this book, it was actually mild and kinda' boring, but I'm really into insta-love so I think the "taking it slow" kind of love story in this book is well enough good for me.

Overall, the book is awesome. I loved it that I can't wait to start the next book. The good thing about reading this book just now is that it was already complete. I don't need to wait for months or a year just to dive in with the next sequel.


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