Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Immortal Rules review


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.

Review: I love dystopians. I love the future. What made this book even better was taht it was a vampire dystopian. It was interesting. Vampires rules the world because of some disease that started killing humans or turning them into rabids (zombie vampires). The city, New Covington, is were our main character lives. If you've ever seen the city of Ba Sing Se from Avatar, the Last Airbender, then picture that but with vampires and black and poor and dirt everywhere. Then outside of the city is ruins from old cities and desert and forrest. Now, my details maybe just general, but Julie gets down to the bare bones. Her attention to detail is spectacular. In your mind, you can see everything as you read. Now, for those who aren't fans of a lot of details and bi paragraphs without dialogue and action, just thoughts and descriptions, remember, Allie is the main character and this is about her journey as a vampire outside of the city, so you're going to read a lot of her thoughts, especially when she's traveling with Zeke and his family.

The action in Julie's books is what I believe makes Julie's books her books. Since there could be rabids or evil vampires or evil bikers anywhere, the group was always on their guard. And when they did fight, there was a lot of fighitng and blood. The action is one of the best things I liked about this book. And a stubborn, kick ass girl (and she's Asian!) with a katana equals a lot of it.

Second thing I like about her books are her characters. Either they are goodie tooshoes or smart-asses or stubborn as hell. Allie's 2/3. She had spunk, and didn't give up. Sure, she's not that fond of being a vampire, but she still tries to keep in touch with her humanity by helping Zeke and the others reach Eden, an isolated island full of only humans. Even when they found out she's a vampire, she doesn't give up helping them. Plus, she's stubborn and won't listen to Zeke when he tries to make her leave.

The romance in the book is okay. Not as good as Ash's or Meghan was but good. Could have been a bit better. Zeke wanted to know Allie better and she wanted to bite him and make him a vampire. There were moments when they sharedc a bit of intimacy, like standing too close, but it could have been more. But I did liek how the tesion between them got so great that Zeke caved in and kissed her. *Sigh.

The ending sucked. I say this because there was a big ending cliffhanger. And I hate them. It left me mad and impatient. May 2013 is when the next one comes out. It's totally unfair!



Pg 410. Scene between Allie and Zeke

"Maybe we're both a little crazy."
"I can live with that," Zeke murmured and finally did what I'd been fearing and hoping and dreaming he'd do from the very start. His other hand reached up, framing my face, as he leaned in and kissed me.

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  1. I just got this one but haven't read it yet. Sounds like Fukuda's The Hunt, which I loved!