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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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Interesting take on Vampires!

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

It's definitely the best book that I've listen to on Audible since I've started my membership last year. I usually don't go for vampire related material but the cover gripped my interest and I ended up loving it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Immortal Rules?

The entire scene in which Allison became a vampire is definitely the most important scene in the book.

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

Definitely Allison.

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

Several scenes got to me but the top three for me were
1. Finally arriving at Eden
2. Allison and Kanin's escape from the vampire city
3. Allison being banished from Zeke's group after being discovered as a vampire

Any additional comments?

Loved the entire series!!! :)

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fantastic

freaking love this book/series. I've read it twice and decided to listen to it to get a different view on it. 😍 it's beautiful.

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Solid Story

A solid novel for the most part. There are a couple dry parts, but they are short and don't come too often. The main disappointment for me was the last couple chapters. It seems a bit rushed and uninformative unlike the rest of the novel.

I liked how there were clear and different stages with different people as it went on. Most every character was unique and interesting in some way. Every new encounter had me curious and thinking ahead.

Narration was excellent as always from her.

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Dystopian classic ruleset vampire action fun!

This is a solid traditional vampire story but with a dystopian twist! All the genre standbys you love, without the obnoxious cliches - no love triangle even! Strong female protagonist with motivations other than love, solid world building, kept me super interested the whole time!

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Awesome, series and narrator!

If you could sum up The Immortal Rules in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, suspenseful, and Encouraging.

What did you like best about this story?

Ally's ability to hold on to her morals and Zeke's ability to balance love for a vampire and the way he was raised.

What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

Wonderful!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

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Great first book! Different vampire tale

I was excited to find that this book was different than other vampire books I've read. In this case, the girl is the vampire, and she's stronger than most of the men in the story. Also, there are several different adventures along the way, and it keeps the book moving.

First, Allison is in a dystopian city in a small gang scavenging for food and avoiding rabid humans, vampires, and mole men. Then she becomes a vampire and travels with a group of humans, trying to hide her vampire-ism from them. Then they discover her and she tries to win their trust back. Then she goes to a different vampire city with human raiders. Then travels somewhere else. I loved that it didn't get stagnant. There was also lots of fighting and action, and the heroine was not weak.

As for the rest of the series, book two is worth reading, but starts to get a little boring with the character's inner thoughts and repetitive scenes. The third book can be skipped entirely in my opinion because it's just more of her inner thoughts and other repetitive scenes. No surprises or changes, just a boring ending.

I will also mention that there is a bit of torture and gruesome scenes throughout the series. It was a little disturbing, but manageable until it got repetitive later in the series.

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Captivating

This is definitely one of those books that will keep your attention once you get into it.
I purchased this book sometime ago and forgot all about it. Then one night I started listening to it and could not stop. It was such a interesting and different take on vampirism. It certainly wasn't a fluffy kitten vampire story. This was more hardcore, don't get me wrong I enjoy the cozy stories too. However this was so different it was oddly refreshing. It was in no way predictable and you become so invested in the characters that I sometimes found myself literally on the edge of my seat or even sometimes jumping up, lol, I know weird right.

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AMAZING!

This book was AMAZING! I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT! Make it a movie! Please!

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A Vampire being Human

What made the experience of listening to The Immortal Rules the most enjoyable?

I have always been a fan of vampires and vampire stories. I liked hearing the point of view of a newly turned vampire, who is still struggling to learn the ways of vampirism while maintaining her humanity.

What did you like best about this story?

Allie is struggling with so many things: how to be a vampire, how to remain human, how to remain aloof, and how to care about others. She comes a long way from what she refers to as "Allie the fringer" and I enjoyed seeing her grow, even in her struggles. I also liked seeing Zeke grow, even if it was from an outside perspective.

Which scene was your favorite?

It's difficult to choose just one scene, but (without any spoilers) I think it would be when they were maneuvering through Old Chicago.

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

There were several. Allie goes through a lot as she leaves her old life behind. She struggles with having to suddenly fend for herself, betrayals, and more. You can't help but feel for her as most of her pain comes from trying to remain human, rather than becoming a heartless monster.

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Holy Wow

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, OMG yes. It is amazing. Therese Plummer was great, the story was mind blowing.

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

I've never read anything like this. I've always loved Julie Kagawa's work but this was dark and cool and I loved it.

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

Allie!