Julie Kagawa – The Immortal Rules

The Immortal Rules
The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Publishing date: 24 April 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Status: completed

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 of them—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.

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My impression:
To start with… Julie Kagawa is an awesome author. When I saw that there is Bulgarian publisher, that published this exact book I knew that I must read it. And I’ve got it the first time I saw it.

I’m fond of books about vampires, so I was tempted to read this one book, even though the synopsis showed me that this is going to be some very different story than the other books about vampires.

I liked that it’s separated into defferent parts and showed Allie’s life in different perspectives – a human, new-born vampire – alone and with the new found group of people, looking for Eden, and of course – nomad.

Julie Kagawa draws a world, in which you can lost yourself while reading, imagine different places and a whole different world – possible world, if the people continue to live such live with this pollution of nature. Anyhow, very interesting book, good story and absolutely must read for all vampire books’ lovers.

General note: 9.5/10

Edition read: Законът на безсмъртните (Bulgarian edition)
Publisher: ProBOOK
Translation: Boryana Darakchieva, 2014
ISBN: 978-954-2928-70-6

Author on Focus: Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa  Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.

When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.

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Julie Kagawa – Rogue

02. Rogue
Rogue
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon #2
Publishing date: 28 April 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Status: to-read

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can’t forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her — Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he’d signed his own death warrant.

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order’s headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember’s own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.

A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war?

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Julie Kagawa – Talon

Talon
Talon
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon #1
Publishing date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Status: to-read

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

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