The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What is it about Julie Kagawa's books that grip me? It's writing style and original script along with character development. And perspective. Interesting first person perspective.
This book is from Allison's perspective. She lives in a dystopic world created as a result of a bad virus that nearly wiped out the human population. Vampires have always existed but have lived quietly. Then their food supply started dying. That's when they came out of the proverbial woodwork. One trusted human scientists who used vampire blood to try to cure the virus. Certain vamps were caught then used as lab rats and tortured. The result was that they turned into bigger monsters called "Rabids." Rabids are very, very bad but also stupid. They can infect anything and turn their prey into radids or just kill them. But now vampires carry the rabid virus and procreating might produce a rabid.
All very bad.
So Allison is a Fringe rat. She tries to stay alive without getting killed. She lives off the grid with a small group in survival mode. Then one day she is attacked by a few rabids. She will die. One vampire happens to be close by. He also likes to live off the grid for reasons that become apparent later on. He gives her a choice. Die and stay dead or die and become undead. And so begins her new existence of a being straddling two worlds. She learns the rules of the Immortals and is highly encouraged to forget about humanity. It's gone from her life. Then he disappears and she's on her own.
And then it really gets interesting. I can't wait for the next one!
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