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Proud book geek and YA enthusiast. Can also find me at my other book blog home www.tyngasreviews.com

 

 

 

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The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden Series #1)

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden Series #1) - Review can also be found on my blog at www.thefictionconniption.com---The world that Allie lives in has been completely overrun with vampires and 'rabids'. She grows up in a vampire city, where each human must Register and go twice a month to give blood, and in return, the vampires offer them protection from the rabids outside the city walls. Allie would do anything to keep from becoming a vampire's blood cow, so she and her small group scavenge their way through life under the vampire radar as Unregistereds. Until one day, Allie is faced with a choice. Die, or become what she's always hated most - a vampire.This book was... good. It was refreshing to read a book where the main character was a vampire and unapologetic about it. There are no nice, fuzzy vampires in this world - just blood sucking monstrous ones. And in that regard, The Immortal Rules lived up to my expectation. I'd heard a lot of hype about this book, so going into it, I was expecting to be breathlessly addicted to each page, dying to find out what would happen next. Unfortunately, I wasn't. It wasn't even until well past halfway into the book that I actually felt invested in what was going on. I felt absolutely no connection to any of the secondary characters, because they all seemed to only make brief appearances before exiting again.I wasn't sure who to allow myself to get attached to, or even pay attention to, since they seemed to all just be temporary characters. I kept finding myself slogging through to the next chapter, waiting for the next big *something* to happen. Of course, it eventually does - and by the end of the book I was eating it up to see how it would all turn out. Overall, the first 3/4 of the book were entertaining, but not the blood pumping epic story I was expecting based on other reviews I had read. However, the last few chapters were definitely the action I had been hoping for throughout the entire book, which made up for it considerably. The ending had me carrying the book with me while I brushed my teeth, did my hair, etc. That's the mark of a good ending!