Friday, April 20, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa has worked itself to the top of my review stack. I have been hearing so many good things about this book around the blogs I follow and I am a huge fan of her Iron King series. I am excited to begin this one. Here is the description:
In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire 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 is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.
They hung the Unregistereds in the old warehouse district; it was a public execution, so everyone went to see.
Unregistereds? Public execution? The first sentence just drops you into a strange and dangerous world and almost forces you to keep reading to find out what is happening.

Friday 56:

He glared at me. "Rat started telling everyone you'd been Taken. Stick was freaking out. I had to tell both of them to shut up or I'd put a fist in their face."


  1. After starting The Iron King, I know what a talented writer Julie is... I can just imagine the depth in this book.

  2. I'm not a fan of vampires, but I think my husband might enjoy this - I'll be passing the book info along to him.

    Hope you enjoy the book!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  3. That cover is tooooooo creepy for me!

    But thanks for linking your post on Book Beginnings!

  4. It definitely tells me the setting is a different world!


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