Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

5 Stars! Yes, I loved this book! Really and truly loved it! I mean vampires AND zombies. Yesss!!

In a post apocalyptic world where everything has been turned upside down and vampires rule the world, and if you step outside, you endanger yourself to the rabids (er, zombies.) Just when I thought I knew just how this book was going to down, Ms. Kagawa took it in an entirely different direction. I know this book has been reviewed a lot, so I won't go into too many specifics, but I do want to cover some aspects of the world building and character development that held me in awe.

Sometimes, a story like this, written in first person POV, lacks character development in persons other than the narrator. With The Immortal Rules, this was not the case at all. There were a few very important people around Allie as she was learning to be “immortal.” Seeing these folks and how they dealt with Allie really made this reader feel as if I knew them. I am thoroughly impressed with how this book got to me, thinking about it long after its completion.

Getting to know Allie, and going through her struggles along with her, was often torturous. Living in this world if difficult, survival almost impossible. Yet through it all, Allie really learned about herself and about humanity.

Julie Kagawa built and shaped a very frightening world. The monsters were scary, the humans were scary, the other monsters were scary. Certainly with all this fear, there has to be a light at the end of the tunnel? Amazing read, Ms. Kagawa....well plotted and well paced! I cannot wait to see which direction The Immortal Rules takes!

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