Review: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)

Posted August 23, 2015 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Review: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Published by Harlequin Teen
Published On: April 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Dystopia, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires
3 Stars
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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.


Kind of creepy. Pretty typical though. The cover I have is much simpler and I like it better.

Initial Thoughts

I wasn’t expecting to like this book. I couldn’t tell you why but I just felt like it was going to be like any other vampire book. I’m glad it took a different turn.

My New BFF

I think Kanin was my favourite and I was sad that there wasn’t more of him in this book. He’d better be in the next one! He’s the big, bad, and scary vampire that turned our main character. He was just trying to be a good guy though. I liked trying to piece together his back story. You can tell he’s a complex character with a lot of history.

My Crush

I didn’t like the male lead in this book so there’s no crush for me. I just found him naive and kind of annoying. Probably the only reason why this book got 4 stars instead of 5.

Writing Style

I liked that the vampires are scary. I’d be scared too if they ruled our cities. It just makes more sense. I thought the plot was a little weird though. I felt like there wasn’t really a goal because the main character was just walking around and didn’t know what to do. I’m hoping the second book will have more of a plot.

Closing Thoughts

I enjoyed reading this book so it got a higher rating for me. There were a few things that bothered me so it didn’t get 5 stars. I feel like there’s potential with the story but I’m worried that the author is going in a different direction and it’ll end up being typical or boring. It’s one of those things I’ll just have to wait and see though!


“You don’t dwell on what you’ve lost, you just move on.”

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3 responses to “Review: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)

  1. I’m glad to hear thoughts on this book! It’s been sitting in my shelf for ages because I didn’t think it would be a good book (I’m so judgemental, ugh).
    xoxo 💋

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