The Immortal Rules (Blood Of Eden#1) By Julie Kagawa

15803761The Immortal Rules (Blood Of Eden#1) by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Fantasy and Young Adult

Release Date: March 26, 2013

Pages: 485 (Ebook)
The Immortal Rules (Blood Of Eden #1)

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 ofthem—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.

(My Opinion)

This book has been on my TBR list for quite some time. And although I started it about a year ago, I honestly thought that I wasn’t going to finish it anytime soon. I am so glad that I did! Allison is such a badass character who’s very fun to read about. The book is told from the perspective of Allison and at first, her life as a human and then her life as a vampire.

The Immortal Rules could have been shorter. Somewhere in the middle of the story, it starts to get sloppy and boring with Allison just exploring the place around her. I also don’t like the way Julie Kagawa portrays the only other female character as this bitchy girl who hates Allison for no reason. Although this does happen in real life, I feel like she overdid this a little too much for my taste.

I love how cool and fearless Allison is even when facing dangerous, evil creatures (especially when she was human). It’s a nice change-up from the average girl who needs to always be saved. The writing style throughout the book has this sense of dauntlessness to it. While reading this, I felt braver, as if I could kick some major Vampire ass of my own.

Nonetheless, this book is about vampires. It does take place in a post-apocalyptic setting but it’s like many other dystopian. And I didn’t care much for the romance (but Zeke is so precious though), I didn’t feel annoyed by it. Julie Kagawa does a fine job writing a story about something so overdone and mainstream and putting her own little twists and turns to make it something different. I cannot wait to finally read The Eternity Cure which is the second book in the Blood Of Eden series.

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Promo Post: Character Spotlight for Awakenings by Hally Willmott (Book Tour+Giveaway!)

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Awakenings_coverAwakenings (Elemental Series #1)
by Hally Willmott 
Release Date: May 2013
From Limitless Publishing

When sixteen-year old Jacey Adison’s parents tell her they must move again, she has never questioned their life style. Until now. When Jacey was two, her parents fled the protection of their birthplace, the mystical dimension of Nemele. Leaving was the only solution her parents believed might allow them to keep their family together and alive.


The Adisons have been running from a sect of iniquitous beings from Nemele who covet Jacey. Her parents have repressed their adversaries’ relentless tracking efforts by not utilizing their own mystical powers. They have chosen to conceal themselves within the only realm they knew they’d be able to survive. They are living under their self-imposed powerless sanctions on Earth, which constitutes the nineteenth nation of Nemele. 

Her parents have never revealed their true identities to Jacey, consequently keeping her true lineage and unique birthright from her. Jacey’s family has pretended to be non-magical humans as a ploy to prevent an ancient omnipotent entity from killing more innocent beings in its relentless quest to possess Jacey.

Born as an anomaly, Jacey possesses rare abilities that both virtuous and corrupt entities seek to use as their own. Should either side prevail, Jacey may be the saviour or downfall of every world within Nemele’s domains. Blindly thrust into life and death situations, Jacey learns of her true powers within her dreaming and conscious states.

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I’m doing a character spotlight for the main character, Jacey Adison herself! She seems like a fun person from ll the things she does. Read about her likes and dislikes as well as a small bio below!

ugghhhhAwakenings:  Character Spotlight

v Character: Jacey Adison

v Age: 16 Years old

v Home:   Nemele

v Quirk:  Wallflower says what’s on her mind –

Usually at the most inappropriate times

v Family: Mom – Ria, Dad – Heart, Brother – Hudson

Aunt – Grace

v Friends: Not many – Only one – Best friend Jen

v Powers:   Unknown – except obviously gifted

v Alliance: Nemelite – Virtuous members of Nemele

Likes

Enjoys loosing herself in everything she read’s

Loves spending time with her BFF Jen

Loves spending time with her family

To blend in with the crowd

The constellations

 Dislikes

Algebra

Losing her parents

Moving again, again and again

Being the ‘new girl’ again, again and again…

Nightmares –

Onxyed eyed flying beings

Red heads with an attitude

Black abyss

Being the center of attention

Mean people

Personality

Jacey is the youngest member of the Adison family.  She has never felt like she’s fit in anywhere.  She’s been to more schools throughout her life time than most people can count on two hands.  She is introverted and is use to being a loner.  She is loyal and fierce when need be.  The only true friend she’s ever had is Jen –  Jacey doesn’t like being the center of attention at all – she lives by the wallflower motto – go unseen and unheard and keep your head down.

 

 

hally willmott About the Author
Author for Limitless Publishing. Wife, mother and Police Officer:)

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