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Queen of Contemporary

I run a YA and Teen book blog but do review other things, too. My blog, Queen of Contemporary, has been running since April 2012.

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The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa I had heard such great things about this book, so when I found it in my local library I was so excited to begin reading it. From the first sentence I was hooked: "They hung the Unregistereds in the old warehouse district; it was a public execution, so everyone went to see."It immediately left questions in my head: who were the Unregistereds and what had they done to deserve this cruel treatment? I loved the idea of splitting the book up in to different parts; segments of Allie's life. In the first part we see Allie struggling to survive in the Fringe, and, throughout the book this is a theme: Allie struggling to survive, Allie coming to terms with her new vampire powers, Allie trying to fight against her urge to satisfy the Hunger within her. There were always new challenges to work through. Once one was solved, another one came about. Julie Kagawa has created a whole universe where the characters are so carefully created and thought out. The main character, Allie, has to face a number of problems and you really empathise with her. It made me wonder how I would cope in such a situation. She was tough, but she also had her flaws, as every great character should have: not everyone is perfect.I was a bit wary to meet Zeke; the past few books I had read featured such good love interests that my expectations were very high. But, as with the rest of the book, I wasn't disappointed. The only problem is, my expectations will be higher for all the other books I will read in the future!There are so many different vampire books written today, but this was a really refreshing opinion. Not every vampire is friendly, surely! Allie has to fight against all her instincts. She can't live without human blood, but does that mean she has to kill people? I can't wait until the next book in this series comes out but I can't believe I have to wait until 2013! What torture!MY RATING: 5/5