Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: April 24th, 2012
Page count: 484 pages
Format: Kobo eBook
Source: Purchased
Book Summary:
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.

     *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 5/5 stars
OH.MY.GOD. Why didn't I read this book sooner? The Immortal Rules is GENIUS. Agh, I fell in love once again with Julie Kagawa's fantastic writing. This book is dark, gritty, and simply stunning. If you're a fan of vampire books, then you must read this book now (if you haven't already).

I thought there wasn't anything new to add to the whole bunch of vampire books out there, but I was so wrong. Julie managed to twist many things and add her personal touch to our favorite bloodsuckers. They are strong, they are immortal, they are deadly... and things are about to get crazy even for them.

Allie is now, hands down, my favorite vampire ever. She is kick-ass, smart and terribly sarcastic. I loved the way she held herself in the toughest of times and how she fights the monster inside  her in order to maintain her humanity. Even when people pushed her away once they realized what she was, she would be faithful and look after them. The best, I tell ya. Zeke knows that too.

Oh, who is Zeke, you ask? Well, he is none other than the guy who doesn't want to leave my mind and heart for a second! The wonderful Ezekiel Crosse is a human boy who has a heart of gold and fiercely protects those in need. He is handsome and completely swoon-worthy, so much that even Allie's dead heart almost starts thumping again whenever he is near. Sadly, their feelings for each other are dangerous. Allie IS a vampire after all. ;)

I know I'm a bit late for all the hype of this book, but at least there's something good about that: No waiting. The Blood of Eden series is now complete and I can thankfully read right away the rest of the books without the painful gaps of unreleased sequels. Again, don't even doubt to read this book, you won't regret a single page.


  1. I have this one on my shelf but it seems like I can't find the right moment to read it... I've been hearing a few different opinions about this book, but I'm glad to read it worked so well for you! :)

    1. I hope you gie it a chance soon, you might love it too. ;)

  2. I haven't read this book and I sort of want to but I try to avoid vampire books, especially the ones that get really gory. I'm still unsure but all of the reviews I've seen make me want to read it all the more.

    1. Take the plunge, take the plunge, take the plunge. :D