"In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity."Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire 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 is attacked--and given the ultimate choice. Die...or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend--a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what--and who--is worth dying for.
I was very hesitant to start The Immortal Rules due to the large number of vampire books out there. I have read and loved the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and I feared this new release would ruin her writing for me. To say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement.
Kagawa came up with an ingenious world that, if vampires were real, could become our future. The way she expresses her vampires is unlike any other book out there, her idea is original and captivating. Allie is a young girl who despises vampires, until the day she becomes one. Even though her fate is sealed and she must now learn to live as the one thing she had hated for her whole life, Allie doesn't give up in hope that she can be a vampire with human virtues. She tries her hardest to remain as human as possible, fighting the vampire that she is.
Kanin is her creator, the guy that saved her life and damned her future. I loved his character from the beginning and their seperation nearly killed me. Zeke is the human boy that sees something in her that warms her non-beating heart. She tries everything in her power to hide who she really is, travelling with Zeke and his crew to search for the mysterious Eden.
I loved this story but for some reason I enjoyed the second and fourth quarter of the book best, the other two quarters got a bit slow and boring at times. However, overall, I absolutely adored this book. It had just the right amount of action, romance and mystery in it. I would recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal adventures and want to read something refreshing and original.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars