Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa




It’s time for another book review. I have a few in the works now, so I am almost to the point where I can do one a week. Woot!

I actually didn’t read this as much as listened to it. It was an audio book, because I am a nerd who listens to books while driving instead of music. I would rather hear a story!

After reading the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa I was interested to read her other stories. I was not disappointed. To be 100% honest, I am enjoying this series more than the Iron Fey. Of course that could be the fact that it has to do with vampires…


Alison is an unregistered fringer. She won’t register and allow the vampires to take her blood in exchange for blood. She won’t let them tell her what she can and cannot do. Instead, she will stick with her small group and scavenge for food.

One night she makes her way outside the walls, in the search for food. She hits the jackpot when she finds a basement full of canned food, bottled water, and freeze dried packages of food. The next night she convinces her group to go back and take what they can. But the unthinkable happens. The rain starts and the rabid’s attack. Ali is in her last moments, moments before death, when Kanin, a vampire, gives her a choice. A human death, or become a vampire. Of course, Ali fought to hard to live, she doesn’t want to die now.

Kanin takes her in and teaches her the way of vampires, but now Ali is one of the things she spent her whole life hating.

My Thoughts:

I would pick to be a vampire too…just in case there are any vampires out there reading this. πŸ™‚

If I had been reading this book instead of listening to it, I would have forgotten how to live just to continue reading. It was so good. It has been a while since I have shouted at a book, and I can’t tell you how many times I banged my steering wheel and shouted at these characters. It was intense at moments.

The whole story was so amazing. And of course I am going to love any female character that doesn’t lie down and take crap from anyone. Though, her incessant need to question everything or to always come back with some smart remark can get a little annoying. Of course this could come from my love of vampires and Ali doesn’t love them so much, not even now that she is one.

At one point in the story, Ali separates from Kanin and I was so sad to see him go, but excited for the human group that Ali comes across and joins up with.

There are so many wonderful things about this story. There are even a few twist that catch you off guard and you can’t help but to hope for a happy ending for Ali and the human boy that falls in love with her. I am a suck for a love story.


If you love vampire stories (you know, the ones without sparkling vampires) you should give this book a read. I was captivated from the moment I started listening to this book. I was trying to figure things out before the truth was revealed in the story. And at some point I quit trying to guess what was going on and just lost myself in the story.

The story is beautifully written and even though Ali starts off as a strong human in a vampire world, she because a strong vampire as well. Never backing down even if she knows she could die her last death.She is a female we can all take notes from.



12 thoughts on “Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

  1. Sissy says:

    Okay I’m going to spoil it here, the second one sucks. And the only redeeming factor in the third is Jackal. I’m glad I read them, but the farther I got the more Ali turned into a “love to hate you” sort of character. However, they’re all worth reading just for Jackal and Kanin alone.

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