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Series: Blood of Eden #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 24th, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Supernatural, Vampires, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
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.
Allison lives in a world where a virus has decimated the human population, and vampires rule the city. Squatting and learning to survive is all she has ever known. She lives this bleak existence as an Unregistred so no vampire can control her as a pet. Living for seventeen years, she finally meets her end when she encounters rabids. (Soulless infected vampires and humans that kill everything in their path.Think zombies). A vampire comes into her path as she lays dying, giving her a choice. To die or to become one of the very thing she hates..a vampire. From then on her world is never the same again. Always thirsty, hungry for human blood Akkison learns to latch on as much of her humanity as she can. Along the way she finds a group of humans in search of Eden, desperate to hide her secret she accompanies them and finds love in the kind-hearted teenager Zeke. Will she give into her blood lust and betray them or will she help them find the security they deserve? Find out in The Immortal Rules.
I just fell in love with Allison. Considering how strong her will to survive was, choosing to be a vampire was the clear option. Allison was such a kick-ass kind of character! I love how her background is Japanese. Wielding that katana and being able to defend herself was just so much fun to read.
To be honest I haven’t even picked up any of Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey novels so I didn’t kow what to expect when reading this, but I am so glad it exceeded my expectations! I may be a fan for life. She is a genius. Clever plot direction, character development and enough action to keep me off the edge of my seat!