Monday, April 16, 2012


 The Immortal Rules by Julia Kagawa:
 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.
 about the author:

Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. 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, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job. 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.Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon puppy.

where to find more info:

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My review:

     As someone who has read all of Julia's Iron Fey series (four full length novels and two novellas) I was doing a happy dance when I got the email from Netgalley saying I was approved for an ARC of The Immortal Rules. I love Julia's writing style and couldn't wait to read her take on vampires.
     From the first chapter I knew it wasn't going to be your "typical" vampire book. I takes place more than sixty years after a plague swept over the world. A time when you either register as a blood donor and property of the vampire hierarchy and be nothing more than livestock or fend for yourself and take your chances. Allie was no-ones blood cow and took her chances as a scavenger even though that meant going outside the protective wall of city where the rabids ran wild (I see them as vampire zombies). When Allie gets attacked and has to choose between dying and becoming immortal she decides any life is better than dying. 
     In the Immortal Rules Allie faces many trials and tribulations as she tries to figure out who she is as an immortal and a monster as well as how to hang on to her humanity.
    I love Julia's books and I think The Immortal Rules  might just be my favorite. She has a way of being very descriptive in a simplistic way. I never get bored reading about the world she creates and the characters she brings to life on the page. I also love this book because of the journey and direction she takes her characters in.
     I can't wait to see what Julia has planned for Allie in the future.Her books have always been on the top of my pre-order list and I can't wait to have this book on my shelf right next to the rest of her amazing books.
    The Immortal Rules comes out April 24, 2012 and and if you haven't done it already is available for pre-order on


  1. I love the trailer... I want to read this book it looks like a lot of action and my favorite gender of reads vampires...Ana

    1. My favorite is vampires too and I really liked Julia's take on them. <3, Terri