Jul 25, 2012
The Immortal Rule: Blood of Eden by Julie 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.
I LOVED this book. It was very different from what I'm used to, though. Nowadays I'm used to reading about good vamps that have souls and arn't deamons but this book totally isn't about good vamps. This book to me seemed like a cross between the movie Priest (with a reversed plot) and The Hunger Games. I love the charectors. My favorite charector, I have to say, is Kanin. The vampire who turns Allie. He's very smart but he's very brooding, too. I love how in the beggining of the book you keep thinking about the vampires as monsters and then they switch it around to the point of view of the monsters and you just get confused. You start to feel bad for the monsters. Or maybe that's just me. I'm always routing for the monsters. Like in Godzilla. They shouldn't have killed him, he just wanted to protect his babies.
Anyways, it is easy to see there is going to be another one. Hopefully soon, too. I think the next one is going to consist of Allie killing her vampire brother, rescuing Kanin from torture, and leading Stick to Eden to be with Zeke. I don't think much of Stick after he rated out Allie to the pets but I don't know if I can really blame him. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about then read the book because it's awesome.