Series: Blood of Eden #1
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
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 ofthem—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.
With this book, I’m the problem.
My Thoughts on The Immortal Rules
Don’t get me wrong: I finished this book. It wasn’t bad. There’s nothing wrong with it. But I’m not going to rate The Immortal Rules and I’m not going to review it. If you want a review, you should check out the following ones: Sarah, Smash, Ellie, Jenny, Kelly, Alissa, Kristilyn, or any one of the reviews on Goodreads. Get a good idea what’s out there–there’s a decent mix.
I’m writing this non-review/discussion post because I want to talk about books that you like and are perfectly fine, but that, for whatever reason, you can’t force yourself to continue. You’ve all had one, right?
I won’t lie: if I hadn’t planned to give The Immortal Rules to Kelly, I never would have finished it. Again, NOT because it was terrible. (It wasn’t.) I picked it up right before the Christmas holiday, got caught up in the festivities, mourned the loss of Neilly, and then found it impossible to recapture my momentum.
Part of it could be that the book started off slowly–something that was mentioned to me more than once. Part of it could be that there was so much hype surrounding The Immortal Rules that I reverse bought into the hype–that I wouldn’t like it–and the time and separation from it allowed me to completely buy into the hype. Hype can be evil sometimes.
So here’s what I want to to know. Did you have a book you liked, but couldn’t force yourself to finish? WHY was it so difficult to pick up? Dig deep. Tell me. Let’s discuss.