Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa / Giveaway

Title: The Immortal Rules (Blood Of Eden #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: 24th April 2012
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA, Paranormal

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Rating: A MUST READ!!

My Review: Firstly I'd like to thank Harlequin Teen Australia & NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

Ok, were to start... WOW! One word comes to mind... BRILLIANT!!! Julie Kagawa has done it again! She simply ceases to amaze me. I'm a huge fan of her Iron Fey books and was so excited to hear she was writing something new.

Julie's truly awe-inspiring writing style brings to life another exciting new world to devour. Such a fresh change to other vampire books I've read, I was drawn in right from the beginning and was clinging on for dear life with every turn of the page.

The characters are strong and very well written, they all bring their own awesomeness to the story.

Allie she's the lead female character. She fights to stay alive from vampires, rabids & rebels, while having to scavenge around for food. She still manages to look after her "friend" Stick (I won't get into his character cause he just simply got on my nerves and needs a good slappin). I truly feel for her when she clings to her old life and realizes the truth, she can never go back to the way things were.

We meet Kanin "The Vampire" he helps Allie start her new life as a vampire. Teaches her everything he can on how to survive. He's very secretive and has a few skeletons in his closet that he trys to keep hidden. Can't wait to see were Julie goes with his character!

When Allie leaves the vampire's city walls, she meets a group of people trying to find a certain mystical place where vampires & rabids can't roam. In this group she meets Zeke a gorgeous boy who see's the world through different eyes, he's just full of compassion and tries to help anyone he can even if it puts his own life in danger.
I loved how Allie & Zeke's characters feelings grow and become something worth fighting for. *sigh*

Well done Julie, you've truly awoken the horrors within with this astounding story, I look forward to the next book and seeing where you'll be taking us next.

Make sure you add this book to your TBR piles & wishlists cause this is an adventure your really gonna want to sink your teeth into! A MUST READ!!


MOVIE DEAL: Palomar Pictures options Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series! We can't wait to see it on the Big Screen. Can You?!?

You can stalk Julie in these places..

Twitter: @jkagawa , Facebook , Website

Here's were you can purchase a copy...

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

Cause I loved this book so much I wanna giveaway 2 copies from The Book Depository. Just leave me a wonderful comment with your email addy and I'll announce 2 winners on the 15th May 2012.


  1. please dont enter me for the contest, but i LOVE your review!!! makes me want to read the book even more, just waiting for it to arrive :) great review stacey, i love reading them, it always makes me want to run out an buy a book :)

  2. I am dying to read this book! I love your review, it makes me want to go out and purchase it right now! I'm stuck reviewing so it will have to wait :(

  3. thanks for the awesome review and giveaway! your enthusiasm for the book is what makes me want to read it, whenever someone loves a book so much that they just want to share it with lots of other people, that is the best kind of review. =)

  4. Wow, thanks for the review. I can't wait to read this book. I fell in love with her Iron Fey series so I'm sure this will be totally awesome.

  5. I've been interested in reading Immortal Rules for a while and I'm glad to see so many raving reviews! I'm excited to see how her writing style differs compared to the Iron Fey.

    Thanks for your review and giveaway!
    email: chawkins113 AT gmail DOT com

  6. Great review! Great book! I didn't know it was going to be a movie. That's super exciting!

  7. Didnt particuarly like her other Fey series, but this review makes me really, really want this book!

  8. Wow! you rock, I think this book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it, I am about to red her Fey Series, because it also sounds amazing :)
    Thanks so much for the chance!!!

  9. Awesome review! I've heard how incredible and amazing this book is so I definitely have to read it some time. Thanks :)


  10. Great review! I've been a bit on the fence about this one, even though I love vampires. I think you've convinced me though. ;)


  11. OMG!! Your review is great. Now I really really wanna read it. Her Iron Fey series was amazing and I'm sure this rocks too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    claroxide AT yahoo DOT co DOT in

  12. Eeeppp!!! Awesome review! Makes me totally want to read it. Hmm... I wonder how annoying "Stick" really is ;) Thanks for the opportunity to win this! :D


  13. Aww, glad you liked it! I've read awesome stuff about it! Can't wait to read it :) <3

    thanks for the giveaway! :)

  14. I wasnt a fan of The Iron Fey series at all, so I'm on the fence about reading this one...not sure if it will make it to my tbr pile.
    Great review and giveaway though :)

  15. I have wanted to read this book since the first time I saw the cover. I have read so many great reviews and one 1 star review. *gasp* Thanks for the amazing review and giving us a chance to win this great book!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  16. I ordered this on Amazon a week ago, it still hasn't arrived :( but I'm super excited and I've heard only great things!

    Thanks for the great review! :)

  17. I'm DYING to read this. I loved the Iron Fey series, and I can't wait to get my hands on something a little more scary :P Thanks for the giveaway!!

    thriftshopgrrl AT hotmail DOT com

  18. Makes me want to go buy it now :). Thanks for ur great opinion and words.

  19. I have heard wonderful things about this book!! I have on my TBR list and cannot wait to read it! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  21. i really want this book so badly and waiting my friend to give it to me as my b'day gift but seems he'd forgot :(

  22. I absolutely LOVED this book. One of the best I have read all year! I hate that I have to wait so long until the next one.

  23. Fantastic review, I would really love to win a copy
    susand1408 at googlemail dot com

  24. Great Review! I really want to read this with all the fantastic reviews coming out. Seriously, I thought I'd never pick up another vampire book again but I'm breaking the stupid rule for this book! Thanks for the giveaway.
    kmritchie02 at gmail dot com

  25. Oh my gosh! I have been dying to read this book! I didn't read any of the Iron Fey series that Julie Kagawa wrote, but I guess those are another series that I must read! Along with the Morganville Vampires, Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, and so many more. Thanks for the giveaway! I totally want a copy :)
    Alyssa Susanna

  26. Great review! It makes me more excited for this book (If that's possible) My email is

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. I love your review! I've been hearing so many great things about Immortal Rules. Thanks for the giveaway.


  28. Very nice review. The book sounds good.


  29. Vampires are not new but I really love reading books about them. You really did enjoy the story! I envy you, want to read this! hahahaha. Thanks for the giveaway! :D -

  30. I've heard nothing but great things about this one! I have an egalley but I've also been waiting for a physical copy so thank you for this chance! And thank you for the lovely review.

    sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

  31. I'm sure Julie Kagawa's take on vampire lore is completely unique! I love the sound of the characters:)

    Thanks so much!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  32. A fabulous review thank you & on my wish list.

    Yes please!!!


  33. I've read so many great reviews about this book! It sounds amazing!
    Thank you very much for the review and giveaway :)
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  34. I interest about The Immortal Rules becaue i read many review to say this book was great. It's make me want read this book to. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  35. I loved her Iron Fey series, and can't wait to read this new one!!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

  36. Wonderful review! I'm dying to read this book so badly :D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I am dying to read this book! Julie Kagawa is best writer. I like the sound of the characters :)I love your review. Vampires are not new but I really love reading books about them.
    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  38. I've read the Iron Fey Series and I LOVE it! Great review on the Immortal Rules, now I'm DYING for it. I can't wait to read another book by Julie Kagawa. Thanks for the giveaway :D

  39. I haven't read a lot of vampire novels but I'm really looking forward to reading this book.
    I've seen loads of great things about it and your review makes me want to read it even more.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  40. I would love to win this book!!I love the review and can't wait to read the book :)

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!


    P.S.:Stacey,Congratulations on the safe arrival of your newest family member(baby boy,Hayden Evans Clifford!!) May babyhood be filled with lots of joy and make for lots of wonderful memories. All the best :D

  41. I've heard such good things about this book. I'd love to read it.

  42. Am I too late to enter this???? :O

    I am dying to read this book! I LOVE Julie Kagawa's work!! Great giveaway ladies!!! <3

  43. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa is what I would define as a vampire, post-apocalyptic, survival-horror. Set in a world where the human population has been decimated by a plague and the attempts of a cure. Human beings have been reduced to becoming bottom links on a food chain that leads up to soulless vampires and the devolved rapids. There is no democracy, no human Government, and no civil society; what once was has now become a country filled with ghost towns and walled up cities where vampires rule the streets and rapids roam the outer wilderness.

  44. I'm dying to read this! I have heard wonderful things about this book! Great review =)


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