Also by this author: The Eternity Cure
Published by Harlequin on 2013-03-26
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
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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.Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
What I thought: I was really hesitant to pick up this book, because I’ve already been burned by vampire books (Twilight, anyone?). But a combination of a lot of people telling me to read it, a new love for dystopian novels set in “future” America (Hunger Games, Divergent) and the main character’s name being Allie (narcissistic, party of one!) inspired me to at least give it a try. I am so glad I did.
I loved Allie’s character– not because she’s a perfect or even relatable character. She’s flawed and a bit rough. She feels real and tough, even in the worst part of a dystopian society. I would want Allie on my side in a fight– even before she became a vampire.
I loved the journey Allie took with the group of Unregistereds– not only because it allowed the romance to happen, but because it also gave a great look at even more of the dystopian society that Julie Kagawa created. I loved how well she built up the images of the setting.
I’m so glad I picked up this series after the second book had already been released– I don’t think I would have survived if I had to wait any amount of time. I picked up the second book less than an hour after I finished The Immortal Rules.
Fantastic writing, fantastic story, fantastic characters. A win all around.