24 June, 2013

book review

Hey everybody!  I’m back, yay!  Thanks for sticking around.  I hope now to be more relaxed with my blog and, instead of having a very strict schedule, just to have fun with it.  That way I won’t be stressed about it and can enjoy blogging again!  I read quite a few books while I was on my break, so I will be putting up the reviews in the coming weeks.  Here is the first one…enjoy!  🙂


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

My Copy: PDF eBook, 485 pages
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: YA Paranormal | Dystopian

A darkly thrilling dystopian begins…BLOOD OF EDEN. Screen rights acquired for film by Palomar Pictures.

WHAT IF HAVING A CHANCE TO SAVE HUMANITY MEANT BECOMING WHAT YOU HATE AND FEAR MOST?

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.

My Review

My thoughts while reading: Not sure if it’s because I’m not in the mood.  Or because I’m feeling like I need a break from the whole blogging/review request thing.  But, so far, not so good.  It’s taking me longer to get through it than it should.  I basically have to force myself to read it and when I do, I don’t read for very long.  It captured me at first and I thought it was going to be great, but then I got bored of it.  I’m also kind of sick of vampire books at the moment.  However, after finishing the novel…

I thought that the story was good, but felt bored during the non-action parts.  The action scenes, however, I really enjoyed and didn’t want to put the book down during them.

The characters were decent.  Allison, the main character and narrator of the novel, is very spunky, which I love.  I liked her a lot as a human.  She was strong-willed and tough, but also caring.  I didn’t like her as much as a vampire, maybe because she didn’t actually change very much when I felt like she should have.  Even though Allison went through a big change, there wasn’t much character growth.

I didn’t overly care for Zeke (the love interest), but I didn’t completely dislike him either.  He seemed to me to be a weak character and weak as a person as well.  He was a bit of a pushover/follower.

There seemed to be a definite emphasis on strong females in this book.

I would recommend The Immortal Rules to people who are fans of vampire books.  I will be reading the second book, The Eternity Cure.

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A Peek Inside

I wished I had the courage, the strength, to stick
with my convictions. But in reality, when faced with
death and the great unknown that came after, my
survival instinct snatched wildly at whatever lifeline
was offered. I didn’t want to die. Even if it meant
becoming something I loathed, my nature was, first
and always, to survive.

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2 Responses to “Back for a Review: The Immortal Rules”

    • Thanks! Yeah, I can absolutely see why people love it and why it is so popular. I didn’t not like it, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. 🙂