Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Thank you to Harlequin and Net Galley for providing this eARC.
Who's sick of vampire books? Yeah, I was, too.... Until I read THIS vampire book!
Holy frak, did I LOVE The Immortal Rules!
Allie is pretty much my idea of a perfect female character. 5-foot-nothing, tough, rough, strong, smart, and STILL sweet, kind, caring and feminine.
She takes what life throws at her--which is a LOT--and STILL comes out on top.
The setting and background of the novel are refreshing as well. The story is just different. I loved that.
A post-apocalyptic world where vampires rule and humans are kept as blood-slaves? Epic!
The battles and fights are ah-MAZING. You can almost feel the blood and gore spatter as you read. A big plus for this horror lover! ;)
And the romance! Finally a non-gushy, non-wishy-washy, non-instant-love romance. An actual believable, realistic (er, as realistic as it can be with vampires involved), heartfelt romance.
As the first book in the series, it does wrap up quite nicely....However, you ARE left anticipating book 2, and you WILL have many questions, about three characters in particular, who are certain to have big roles in the next novel.
Honestly, there was not one thing about The Immortal Rules that I didn't like. We all know THAT doesn't happen often! ;)
This would be a great book for older teens--because of the blood and gore mentioned above--And you moms will enjoy this one, too!