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The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) Hardcover – April 24, 2012
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-- *Starred* Publishers Weekly review
"Action packed, rife with drama and moral
quandaries, and laced with an impossible romance, this first in the Blood of Eden series will hit the mark
with readers who like some supernatural in their dystopias and don't mind a bloody sword fight." -- Booklist
"Allie's a smart, strong and compelling heroine, and readers will gladly join her for this adrenaline-rich ride."
-- Kirkus Reviews
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When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.
Top Customer Reviews
Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa is nothing short of how spectacular I thought it would be. The anticipation that had built up knowing that Julie was going to the fang side was well worth it. When I got the ARC in my greedy little hands, I was tearing into it before the envelop hit the garbage can. Yes, I did stop to admire the cover but what I really wanted to get to was inside that gorgeous cover!
The true gem of Immortal Rules likes in Julies titillating plot: just when you think you've seen every possible vampire scenario, Julie goes and changes the genre much like she did for the Fae world. Told as only Julie can do, the action is non-stop and the creepy dystopian world she paints for the reader is all too realistic-which I found deliciously frightening!
Imagine yourself living in the worse ghetto possible with no lawful system in place, no food, no shelter, nothing... it's a survivors dystopia but then add in cannibals, gangs that rape you and worse but that still isn't the worse! Add in Vamps that often roam the streets at dark plucking juicy morsels out of the best hiding spots they can find. This is the world that Allie lives in. Allie lives in a world that is ruled by the vampires, sure she could get more food if she'd let the vamps stamp her like the rest of the herd but she refuses to let them take any more from her then they already have. She has her `gang' that sort of look out for each other but in this world, people don't live long. Allie is hard as nails, kick-ass and take names later and extremely world wise. Allie does have a softer side and she takes pity on the weaker kid in their group, making sure he has enough to eat but at the same time she resents him for not pulling his weight.Read more ›
One thing I really liked about The Immortal Rules was how Julie Kagawa didn't hesitate to torture her character. I mean this in the sense that she isn't afraid to throw all the bad stuff at her character's direction, and she isn't afraid to keep the bad stuff flowing. She doesn't hold back on the details, either. A lot of the books, namely the ones in the YA romance genre, capture the main character as someone perfect in every way possible, though he/she may not know and/or think so. But Allie was flawed. She wasn't perfect - far from it - and she acknowledged that. And she wants to survive, which is what drives her forward, and makes her do all these things that'll make you wince and cringe, but you'll understand why she does it.
I also think that the way she was turned into a vampire was handled really well. There was a clear and understandable motive behind it: staying alive. I know a lot of people would think that, you know, a character should be brave and embrace death, especially since the alternative is becoming something you hate. But when you're actually dying - which, alone, is kind of a terrifying thought -, and someone hands you an alternative, a way out, I think that most people in Allie's situation would chose to become a vampire, especially since it means staying alive.
I also loved Allie herself.Read more ›
Allison Sekemoto - Allie for short - is an Unregistered orphan in the vampire city of New Covington. Unregistered humans are people who do not agree with or participate in the monthly bloodletting that Registered humans must, as they serve the vampires. Being Unregistered is risky for multiple reasons, but it's a matter of principle. Allie and her small group of Unregistered friends live in the outermost area of the city in a place known as the Fringe. They spend nearly all of their time scavenging for food just to survive.
During one such scavenging, Allie and her friends are attacked by Rabids; the nastiest form of vampire, you could pretty much say they're equated with zombies. After watching her friends get torn to pieces, Allie makes a run for it only to end up being taken down by a pack of Rabids herself. Allie knows she is about to die when, all of a sudden, the Rabids tearing at her body are pulled off of her. She's been saved, sort of... Her savior offers her a choice: Die, or become a vampire like him.
Allie chooses life in any form she can get it, and that means becoming the thing she hates most.
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This is my very first read by Julie Kagawa. I've been meaning to get to the Iron Fey series, but it keeps getting the bump on my TBR list. I can say, now, that I'll probably be moving it up. Julie is a wonderful writer and I was so very impressed with this novel. With all the vampire books floating around out there, it gets old. Right before reading this book I told my husband it'd been awhile since I'd read a vampire book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book to me seemed like… The Walking Dead , but with vampires instead of zombies.
I had read other Julie Kagawa books before, and I’ve got to say I was not... Read more
I loved this book. I will say I liked that the book got right to it. It pulled no punches and never left me wondering. Awesome seriesPublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was surprised what a fun read this book was, and I will definitely check out the sequels. Easy reading, quick to get through, interesting story.Published 2 months ago by Ginger Whitaker
Finally an awesome vampire book! I gave this book five stars because it really told a story. I loved that the author wasn't scared to write about death and pain. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Felicia Roach
I feel like this is the kind of YA book that any age or gender could enjoy. As always, Julie Kagawa does an amazing job.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a rule, I don't generally get all 3 books in a trilogy until I'm most of the way into the first one because I don't want to waste my money if I don't like it but something told... Read morePublished 2 months ago by LegsTX
Dark and enchanting, The Immortal Rules pulled me in quickly and held me in a death grip through parts of the story. Read more
Absolutely an amazing read. it was captivating and held my interest from the very beginning all the way to thend of the book.Published 2 months ago by nicole S lemonninjamom
This book is an easy read. I read it in 3 days. The takes place in the future, when the Red Lung Virus spreads killing off most of the human population and turning some vampires... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer