Julie Kagawa is one of those very special authors that never stop amazing me. With each new book she releases, the more I love her! and with The Immortal Rules, the first in a brand new vampire series, she totally rocked my shelf!
With a blend of dystopia/post-apocalyptic and paranormal world, Julie Kawaga brings to the shelves a highly frightening and strikingly awesome new Vampire novel! Indeed, The Immortal Rules introduces a female vampire character who knows very well how to hold a Katana! Allison Sekemoto, the badass heroine, is saved and sired by a Vampire who teaches her everything she needs to know to survive....until their path parts and Allison, after wandering outside the Vampire city, founds herself among a group of humans who are in search of Eden, a city free of Vampires and Rabids (beastly and brainless vampires created as a result of wrong scientific experiments)
Also, Kanin, Allison's sire, is pretty much one of the greatest Vampires I have read in YA and believe me when I say that I'd put myself on my knees to adore him! Unfortunately, I didn't have enough of him in this first installment but by the end of The Immortal Rules, I felt like an unspoken promise that he will be back with all of his charming badass-ness! In addition to Allie and Kanin, there is the love interest who shines in this novel with goodness and a noble heart. It is incredible appealing to read a character such as Zeke (yes, the love interest), he is merely seventeen year-old, yet life has made him grow-up pretty fast. He is one of those few perfect characters whose perfection doesn't bother nor does it make him less credible or real. Zeke's good will and noble soul are definitely two qualities I love to see in the characters I read and I think it brings the excellent contrast and balance to the evilness Kagawa's created for the dark and cruel world of The Immortal Rules.
Julie Kagawa has certainly created a powerful cast with a highly addictive and brilliant plot that will lure readers to loyally follow this story until the very last installment of the Blood of Eden series! The Immortal Rules is a bloody ride filled with the most awesome action scenes, danger, suspense, flying body parts and lots, lots of blood! Of course, there is also the necessary dose of romance that makes this novel even more bloody perfect! So, if you thought that there were no enough mean and scary vampires in YA, here you have some of the cruelest vampires ever! They could be, indeed, pretty hardcore rivals even for veterans like Nosferatu and Dracula! Bloody recommended!