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The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden, Book 1 | [Julie Kagawa]

The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden, Book 1

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.... 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 given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.

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Publisher's Summary

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

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 given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend - a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what - and who - is worth dying for.

©2012 Julie Kagawa (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Alley McNally Buffalo, NY 07-06-12
    Alley McNally Buffalo, NY 07-06-12 Listener Since 2010

    Keiko

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    "BEST VAMPIRE STORY EVER!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Immortal Rules to be better than the print version?

    No. Each version has it's own unique experience. While I have not read the print version of "The Immortal Rules" I would expect a very good but different experience.


    What other book might you compare The Immortal Rules to and why?

    The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series would be a similar experience. While the subject matter isn't exactly the same it does feature a well written story with a great performance!

    It also contains a very well fleshed out world with a solid basis on mythology. It just focuses on Greek Mythology over Vampire. So it may not appeal to those who are looking for a well written series about vampires. However, it will appeal to anyone interested in a good Fantasy series. And with it's solid voice acting, you will have weeks of entertainment!


    Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    Well, that would have to be the title character of Allison. I love strong female characters. I love even more that she is simply a strong character without having to justify why she is so strong. She just is. That's nice to see.

    I also love how she struggles with what to do now that she is a vampire. "What is right? What is wrong? How should she be a vampire?" All nice to see in a character. She struggles with what is right and in the end chooses good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like how different this book is from many other Vampire stories. I haven't really seen a character struggle with morality so much. Allison tries to figure out what to do with this new "life" she has been given. How to deal with her "inner demon."

    And as she encounters more and more "faces" of humanity, you begin to realize that there more demons out there than just her and the Ravids. Will she become a demon with a human face or become something completely different. This struggle reminds me of the struggle within us all. How we really aren't that different. Julie Kagawa shows us the best of our nature and our worst. Something we may not be willing to face on our own.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    vera crestview, FL, United States 06-17-12
    vera crestview, FL, United States 06-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing"
    Would you listen to The Immortal Rules again? Why?

    Yes, I've read it twice already. Julie has just became my favorite author, I love her writing style and interesting stories. The iron series was great and I wasn't sure if this could live up to it, but this is just a great book and I can't wait for the next book. I'm so excited about this series.


    What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like her voice and the way she brings the characters to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was amazing and my heart just kept wanting more and more. The excitement and the anticipation was great. There was a scene where my heart just melted, and then there were parts I got mad and sad and just crazy emotions. This book has it all, its a must have.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    MAB Toronto, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13
    MAB Toronto, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13 Member Since 2010

    Fiction: I like Paranormal, Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Classics. Non-Fiction: I like Historical, Military, Memoirs.

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    "Interesting Twist on the Teen Vampire Tale"

    I really enjoyed Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series, and I wasn't sure what to expect with this new(ish) series about a teenaged vampire protagonist. After finishing The Immortal Rules, I think I might like the Blood of Eden series better than the Iron Fey. The post-apocalyptic take on the YA vampire concept is an interesting and refreshing spin. The heroine is smart and tough. There is action and suspense. This is nothing like Twilight, and that's a good thing.

    Therese Plummer does an amazing job as narrator. She reminds me of Khristine Hvam, who narrates the Iron Fey audiobooks. I wonder if Julie Kagawa has any say in who narrates her books, because both series have top-notch narrators.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "All in One..."

    Post-Apocalyptic, vampire, zombie-esque, light romance, with a sword-yielding heroine that reminded me a bit of Buffy...this one has it all. Engaging tale and the story-line does have some unique twists for an over-saturated genre. The narration was very well done and, thought there are slow areas, I found this to be very entertaining.

    The ending came too soon and I was glad to find the second book after a bit of searching. Dawn of Eden appears to be a prequel and The Eternity Cure follows this book. As of today, Audible does not have it linked here and it is a new release. So, if you are like me and looking for more then you are in luck.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 06-25-13
    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 06-25-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Interesting"

    This is a book i wasnt too sure about. I really like Julie Kagawas writing style so i figure I'd just take a chance. Ended up listing to the first few minutes and changing my mind, but once i decided to finish the first chapter it was pretty good. Actually Great. This is one of the best book ive listened to this year. Once you get into this book it will be hard to put down. I highly recommend this book, and the second book in this series is even better. I will be listening to this book again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lethy NEW CITY, NY, US 12-19-12
    Lethy NEW CITY, NY, US 12-19-12

    I am I

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    "Delicioso!"
    Where does The Immortal Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audiobook gave me hope on YA books. It opened this category for me and I really enjoyed the narrator and I've become a "fan".
    What I liked the most was that the author took her time and developed the story...Why she became a vampire? Why can she hold off the hunger? Why does she want to be "good"? I really enjoyed the "rules".
    There were times that I wondered, "wow, what would I do if this really happens?" or "I can understand why she doesn't know what a lawnmower is"
    I really loved it and I cannot wait for the next book.
    Thank you J.K!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alisha Nashville, TN, United States 10-26-12
    Alisha Nashville, TN, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Mad Max meets Sookie Stackhouse - FANTASTIC"
    Any additional comments?

    I've probably gone through 40 to 50 audiobooks in the past five years and this is my favorite out of all genres. I was so disappointed when this book ended, and came here to download the second one before realizing it isn't out yet. What an amazing thrill ride. Loved it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    schrunda DETROIT, MI, United States 07-10-12
    schrunda DETROIT, MI, United States 07-10-12
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    "SO AMAZING : )"
    What did you love best about The Immortal Rules?

    This book is a total different take on the vampire world and life.


    What other book might you compare The Immortal Rules to and why?

    This book can't be compared to any other. The only thing that I my compare is the blood tears this makes me think of the true blood vamps, and the thing about rescuing my maker also reminds me of TB.


    Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    Allie is my favorite character. She's so brave and loyal.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A different kind of vampire.


    Any additional comments?

    WOW what can I say I'm a BIG FAN of Julie kagawa she has given us another amazing book. This book touched me on many different levels of emotions. I couldn't stop listening to this book it's highly addictive, acton packed from the beginning to end. I can't wait for book 2 waiting sucks for me. Please don't Pass this book up it's a must listen. : )

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tamela S. Elliott Washington, WV USA 05-25-12
    Tamela S. Elliott Washington, WV USA 05-25-12 Member Since 2010

    Game nut

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    "Love it!!"

    Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite authors! Never disappoints me. She has , and keeps you from the beginning! Can't wait for the next in this series!
    Also, love, love, LOVE Therese Plummer! Great voice! She is one of my favorite narrators!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 04-01-14
    Donna 04-01-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Very pleasantly surprised. Good Book!!"

    I usually steer clear of young adult books, but I am glad I listened to this book. Great storyline, interesting characters which were insightfully written, and a world which develops as the the story unfolds. Was sad to see the book come to an end, and will definitely check out the next book of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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