The Immortal Rules

The Immortal Rules

Paperback - 2013
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Enter the dark and twisted world of THE BLOOD OF EDEN trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa's unforgettable dystopian nightmare.


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 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 humans and vampires alike.

Soon Allie will have to decide what--and who--is worth dying for... again.

"A fresh and imaginative thrill-ride."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Allie's a smart, strong, compelling heroine, and readers will gladly join her for this adrenaline-rich ride."
--Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: Ontario : Harlequin, 2013
ISBN: 9780373210800


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Mar 06, 2017

If you like vampire books and love a strong main heroine, this might be the book for you.
But be warned- not everyone gets a happy ending. And the bad endings can get pretty gruesome.
Allison has been living her whole life as in the Outskirts of a Vampire city, living as an Unregistered and fighting to find food each and every day rather than allow the vampires of the city to take her blood. She hates the vamp overlords with a passion, and each horror scream in the night or terrifying story of taken loved ones does nothing but fuel that hate. But she's stuck, tied down with her gang, trapped between the predators of the Inner City and the Rabids that lie in wait around the city's barrier. She dreams of a human revolution, one that might spring up if she can get more and more people to learn how to read despite the illegality of owning books. She longs for a day when she doesn't have to be cattle for something else, where there's enough food to not feel the constant ache of hunger through every living moment. When her regular food haunts turn up empty, she decides to make the trip outside the city walls. Leaving in the daylight, she's safe from the Rabids but danger still lurks. Searching the ruins of a past life, Allison seems to find the answer her silent prayers, and her dreams start turning into hopes. With everything going perfectly, she should have known it would all come crashing down. When a food raiding party goes horrifically wrong, Allison is left with an incredibly choice. Either die and become a Rabid, or die and have the chance to become a Vampire. One of the creatures she despises most. Desperate to hold on to any semblance of life, she agrees to be changed, and join the realm of the living dead.
The start of her undead life is just the beginning as plot twists, betrayals, and monstrosities collide before Allison's eyes as she tries to discover what kind of monster she wants to be.
Good book, I do like Kagawa's writing a lot and think Allison is an awesome BA character. Don't read if you have a weak stomach, this book isn't afraid to get graphic.

Mar 27, 2016

I checked out Talon and I liked the author's writing style a lot. I was a bit hesitant reading this because I really loathe vampire stories but man..this book just blew my mind and I couldn't put it down. It is so beautifully written. The main character is really epic and there is action unlike in TALON. Second book that has a powerful FEMALE/ASIAN lead!! Really loved this book. 5 stars.

Mar 02, 2016

Can't wait to read the book 2 of this.

Aug 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. Books in the dystopian genre tend to be too cliche and disappointments, but this was really good read and hard to put down.

Apr 24, 2015

Overall, I liked the story a lot. It had a nice pace and plenty of action. I enjoyed the fact that the book was divided into four parts, each depicting the general status of Allie. It helped section off Allie's life and allowed to compare, contrast and observe how her character grew, the challenges she faced and the different people she met. The romance was also done very well.

echo3abc Mar 02, 2015

I couldn't put this book down! A very fast paced and unique twist on the usual vampire books. I'm not a fan of vampire novels, but I gave this book a try after reading a brief description of the story. SO glad I read it. And am definitely going to read the sequel. I love the characters. Five stars!

Nov 07, 2014

I'm commenting on the first book, because, yeah it was good! I was lucky enough to be able to read the trilogy without waiting for the next book to come out and did I ever breeze through all of them. The way it was written keeps it all interesting and, oh man, the plot twists are too good. Definitely recommend. : )

Vampire_book_lover Sep 16, 2014

I love this book when I read it I could not put it down I had to keep reading to see what would happen to Allie. I would read it when ever I could and I would read it late at night.

Hope the next one is as good as this one is. :)

Sep 10, 2014

SEQUEL NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wait, is there a second book to this? Please let there be...

KaitlinsSong Jul 23, 2014

I loved this book. I practically devoured it. It got to the point where my boyfriend was laughing at me beacuse al I would ever do was read it! I especially loved reading it under the covers late at night. It made the book feel real, almost too real! It had the perfect balance of thrill and romance. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one! Although I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind the wait :P

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May 23, 2014

Coarse Language: Profanity is used occasionally in dialogue.

May 23, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A group of men encounter our protoganist with the intention of sexually assaulting her. Characters are also exposed to rabid vampire attacks.

May 23, 2014

Violence: Rabid vampire attacks.

May 21, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Detailed descriptions about rabid vampire attacks, including a frightening scene where a character is locked in a cage with one. There is also a scene in which a group of men have the intentions of sexually assaulting the main character.

May 21, 2014

Coarse Language: Bad language is used occasionally by the characters.


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Jun 12, 2014

baby_boo13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 39

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Jun 26, 2012

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May 23, 2014

After a deadly virus swept the nation, vampires have taken control of the cities and their resources. Where most humans align with the vampires, giving them blood in return for food, Allison Sekemoto lives as Unregistered. While she doesn't have to let vampires feed off of her, she is left on her own in a dangerous society to look for her own means of survival. While out on a hunt for food with her friends, Allison is attacked and is offered the chance of becoming a vampire. Not wanting to die and remain dead, Allison takes the vampire up on his offer and changes. After training under the vampire, Kanin, Allison flees when his enemies begin to hunt them down. Joining a group of humans looking for Eden, Allison struggles with her growing feelings for Zeke and hiding her true identity.

May 21, 2014

Allison Sekemoto lives inside a city controlled by vampires. Choosing to be an Unregistered, she is given the freedom to not give her own blood to the vampires at the cost of having to find her own food. While out searching for food with her friends, they are attacked by a bunch of rabids and Allison is left mortally wounded. A vampire who witnesses this, Kanin, gives her the option of becoming a vampire or dying as a human. Allison is turned and is taken under Kanin's wing. Beginning her training under him, Allison is left alone when they are attacked while on the run from Kanin's enemies. Stumbling across a group of humans, Allison joins them and begins to fall in love with Zeke but struggles to hide her true identity from them.

Jun 07, 2013

Allison Sekemoto lives in the Fringe of the vampire city.


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Sep 11, 2014

"Your sense of predator and prey is backwards."

Jun 07, 2013

"Looking up at the approaching rabids, I smiled."

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