Giveaway and Review of The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Title: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)


Hardcover, 485 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Source: ARC

"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.

My Thoughts: 

And who says the vampire genre is dead? The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa has renewed my faith in blood thirsty, kick-ass vampires. Finally we have a teenage vampire who isn't afraid to sink her fangs into someone when the time comes.

Allie begins as a human who hates vampires in the beginning of the novel, which is a great place to start. We find out from her why vampires are so evil. Then later on in the novel when she becomes one, we understand her personal self-loathing at times.

I did enjoy this novel, however, I will warn you, it took me a while to get into this one. Nearly 150 pages. Things for me didn't pick up until Allie leaves the vampire city and runs into Zeke. I loved reading about the crew of drifter Zeke was with, and how they were on a quest to find a vampire free paradise called Eden. Get past the beginning, and I promise there's vampire action!!

The picture below I found while looking up book cover images. Apparently, this was a cover outtake, but I admit I love this picture. It's perfect for Allie's character!

I also read that this novel is in the works to become a movie!! So you better act fast and read this one before the craze hits!

Check out the amazing book trailer for this novel:

Overall, I say read it if you are a vampire fan, or love I AM LEGEND or just a fan of kick-butt heroines!

Now on to the good stuff! I have ONE copy of THE IMMORTAL RULES to give away. Leave a comment below with your email address to enter. No, you don't have to be a follower of this blog, but I will love you forever if you are!

Contest open today, July 4th 2012 through Monday, July 9th at midnight!
I will announce the winner Next Tuesday and email the winner!

Good luck!!


Chey said...

This book sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win it. :)


Jennifer_After_Dark said...

I wrote this author down a while ago, and liked the sound of her books, This was great review and thanks for the opportunity to win it,, Thanks for sharing
jenn b.
westtexasjen @ gmail . com

Bookish in a Box said...

Vampires have gotten old (pardon the pun) but Julie Kagawa worked magic with faeries (a paranormal creature I don't like). If she can make me like faeries, I bet she can refresh vampires too, and it sounds like she succeeded.

Thanks for the heads-up about the slow beginning...sometimes I get impatient. It's good to know I just need to wait it out a bit.

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Bethany C. said...

I've heard she's an amazing author; thanks for the chance to win.


Bookworm1858 said...

I agree that it took a while to pick up; I wasn't fully invested until Allie was turned and I ended up finding Kanin to be the most absorbing character. Hope there is a lot more of him in the next book!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I have heard great things about this book! nd I LOvE the cover!

Thanks for the chance!
Mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Senny Wenny said...

This is a book I'm just dyyiing to read!!!!(:
My little sister thought the girl on the cover stuck a needle in her eye. ;o

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great read. i love vampires and blood. nice cover also. is me.

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