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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I like her voice and the way she brings the characters to life.
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.
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!
This book is a total different take on the vampire world and life.
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.
Allie is my favorite character. She's so brave and loyal.
A different kind of vampire.
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. : )
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!
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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.
For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.
It was a fresh take on the dystopian world and vampire novels. A great merge between the two best thing that captures my intrest in a book.
The kiss! I don't want to spoil it for those who have not listen/read the book so I wont say how or with who it happens with.
She always brings the emotions of a book to life.
This was a great start to a new series and I can not wait for the next book to be released at the end of April 2013!
A fan of Samwise Gamgee & John Calvin
I bought this book because I appreciate this author. I must admit that I have never climbed onto the vampire bandwagon. Years ago I found Rice's vampire books somewhat entertaining, but became bored with them and never really got into subsequent series in this genre.
Kagawa created a very different landscape in the initial book in this series, and I think many fantasy readers will be able to appreciate her work. Despite being fantasy, there were a few aspects of the story which I found a bit far-fetched, such as how the main character was able to hide the fact that she was a vampire with such relative ease.
If the reader doesn't dwell on things like this, however, it's easy to become involved in this story, and I look forward to reading what comes next.
A thick lawn, running water, and a tree to sit under. That's close to heaven!
I never have read The Immortal Rules, but I can't wait for Book 2
The way the characters were developed and woven into a believable senerio.
Therese Plummer 's performance brought the characters to life.
No, I just really enjoyed this book
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