Apr 16, 2012

Blog Tour - The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Review + Giveaway)

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
April 24th, 2012 from Harlequin Teen

You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to the fringe, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.



Review:
Just when you thought vampires were so 2008, along comes this story of a girl turned vampire living in a destroyed city run by vampires and ravaged by rabids (think zombies). This paranormal has a more dystopian feel. A virtually dead city rampant with gangs of children fighting to survive let us know that we are not in modern day times. The Red Lung virus has wiped out most of humanity and left everyone to the vampires. Allison is a survivor, and as a human, she fought every day of her life to live to see sunlight. As a vampire, she fights, kills, runs, hides, lies her way to see another night. Allison is an easy character to like. She is loyal, almost to a fault, and her quit wit and no-nonsense attitude won me over time and time again.

After she leaves the city, on the run really, and heads towards the Fringe, things get a little complicated when she runs into a band of humans who are in search of Eden. Yes, that Eden. She decides to roll the dice and travel with the group even though she is terrified of making another mistake....letting her hunger get the best of her. This group of humans tries Allison's patience. There are members of the group that do not trust her and think she is hiding something. Allison feels the same way about the leader of the group, Jeb. His authoritarian ways don't fly with Allison and soon she is searching for answers in Zeke, his adopted son. Allison continues to struggle with being a vampire among a group of humans and her feelings for Zeke aren't helping the situation. Alllison uncovers some truths and soon has to decide exactly what and where her Eden is.

Smart writing with plot twists and strong dynamic characters make this vampire story new again!

“The Fringe”

The Fringe is a massive concrete jungle; canyons of broken glass and rusting steel, skeletal giants choked by vines, rot and corrosion. Rusted shells of what were once cars are scattered about the streets, their rotted frames wrapped in vegetation. Trees, roots and vines push up through sidewalks and even rooftops, splitting pavement and steel, as nature slowly claims the city for its own. In recent years, a few of the looming skyscrapers finally succumbed to time and decay, tumbling to the ground in a roar of dust and cement and breaking glass, killing everyone unlucky enough to be around it when it happened. It was a fact of life anymore. Enter any building nowadays, and you could hear it creaking and groaning above your head, maybe decades away from collapse, or maybe only seconds.

The city is falling apart. Everyone in the Fringe knows it, but you can’t think about that. No use in worrying about what you can’t change.

Please visit http://www.sithereandread.com/ for the next stop on The Immortal Rules blog tour.

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You can find Kagawa at her Blood of Eden website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter
Complete tour information and details about the AMAZING blog tour grand prize of a Kindle & a custom made, one of a kind, Immortal Rules Kindle case HERE.
Purchase at Indiebound, Harlequin, B&N, and Amazon
Upcoming signings:
April 24th at 4pm - Barnes & Noble Livonia, Louisville, KY
April 28th at 2pm - The Bookstore, Radcliff, KY
May 7th at 5:30 pm - Lincoln's Loft, Hodgeville, KY

Check out the book trailer:





Big thank you to Harlequin Teen for offering up a SIGNED hardcover copy to one lucky US/CAN winner! Thank you to Media Masters Publicity for the tour! Must be a follower and 13yo+. Good luck! 


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85 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this one! I loved her Iron Fey series. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I love the idea of a story of vampire-paranormal/dystopian combo! This books sounds exciting and refreshing!

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  3. I am so completely excited to read this book ~ I've been seeing nothing but great reviews for it from my friends! I'm trying to NOT read too much, though, except the little bit "about it" that's out there b/c I don't want anything spoiled for me :) I have a feeling that this one will live up to it's hype, tho...
    -Kristin @myparahangover

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  4. I'm so excited for this. Thanks for the giveaway! The trailer looks amazing. If I could run out to KY for the signings I would.

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  5. I just entered this giveaway. After reading the synopsis and watching the trailer I really need to get my hands on this one. Thanks!

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  6. This sounds so good. The idea of us being feed is giving me that creepy crawly feeling. Loved the trailer too. Thank you.

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  7. I absolutely am addicted to Julie's books. I cannot wait for this book to be released. The anticipation is killer!

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  8. Talk about your fixer uppers. I definitely do not want to live in this dystopia...I mean, look at all of that mold. I bet my allergies would go nuts! Looks so creepy though! It's getting closer in my NG pile.

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  9. Thanks for posting the trailer, I hadn't seen that yet. I really liked her Iron Fey series, but I'm excited to see something darker from her. Can't wait to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I've been wanting to read this book ever since I read chapter 1 and 2 from Iron Knight! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I've been waiting for this book for so long! Really exited! i love julie's Iron Fey series, and i'm sure this new series will be just as great!!

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  12. I haven't read many vampire books but this one sounds different and amazing! I enjoyed the trailer too! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  13. Put all the pressure on with meaningful...lol. I just have to say that this is a fabulous book. I read it via NetGalley so I would desperately like a copy of it so I can read over and over again...is that greedy??

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  14. I love Julie Kagawa and I just saw on your blog that she is coming to my local bookstore in my itty-bitty town, Hodgenville, KY. I am so going to do everything I can to be there, all giddy and nervous!
    april yedinak

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  15. I can't wait to read this. I really enjoy Julie Kawaga so I'm sure I will enjoy this too!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to own a signed copy of this book!

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  17. I can't wait for this book! I loved her Iron Fey series and I know this will be just as good. thx for the giveaway!

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  18. I really like the "inside" look at the Fringe! Its how I pictured it but its always nice to see it! :-) thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I am really psyched to read this series! I love her writing style. Thanks!!

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  20. I have to say I haven't read any of Julie's books although they are on my TBR pile. (Hold the wet noodles, I know as I hang my head in shame) The Immortal rules just may have to be the one I read first! Thaks for the giveaway.

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  21. I have been waiting for the Immortal Rules book to come out!!! I have already ordered it but I would really REALLY life to have a signed copy!!! I love exclamation points as you can tell!!! You should do a book signing in Chicago, Illinois or Dekalb, Illinois!!!!

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  22. i can't wait for this book!! and the trailer is cool!!

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  23. I already know this is going to be awesome!

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  24. I'm reading this one right now and I so want to get my hands on my own copy!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/

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  25. I am super excited to read this!!! I am also hoping to meet Julie at BEA this year.

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  26. The Iron Fey was amazing and I'll read anything that Julie writes. I can't wait for this new series and I really hope I win! :)

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  27. I utterly adore the Iron Fey series. I am so ready to find out what Julie has come up with this time around. I need to get my hands on this book!

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  28. Thanks for your honest review. The book sounds very good.

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  29. Gah, I've been totally looking forward to reading this! The Iron Fey series was so fantastic; Julie Kagawa can do no wrong in my eyes, so I'm betting this will be just as awesome. Anyway, thanks for giveaway! :D

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  30. At first, I was doubtful about this series, considering that my heart was still broken from leaving Ash, and Puck, and Glitch. But mainly Ash. But after a few excerpts here and there I really can't wait to get my hands on this book!

    -Yan

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  32. Ahh, this book makes me sooo soso happy! It looks so filled to the top with action and loved the Iron Fey. Thanks for the giveaway! It's a nice blog :)

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  33. Thank you so much for this giveaway. The review is great, its always nice to see what others think of a book! :D I would really love to own this book, but good luck everyone!! :)

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  34. Really looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! =)

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  35. This book sounds like a movie waiting to happen! (commenting as Justine)

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  36. Great review, sounds like a very good book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Wow. I know Julie loves Buffy so I can't wait to read this one! And it sounds and looks dark. From fey to vampires. Let's get this on!

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  38. I love Julie's books so I'm sure the vampire lore will be awesome!

    I love the Immortal Rules website:)

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  39. I absolutely adore Julie Kagawa's books. Thank you for the chance to win a signed one! *fingers crossed*

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  40. I've been in love with this book since I first saw the reviews. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  41. I got to read an e-galley of The Immortal Rules and it is fantastic! I think it's my favorite of Julie's works so far. Its got just enough of a twist to the vampire genre to keep it different and interesting while not going so far that you're like "WTH?"

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  42. I love dystopian and I love Julie Kagawa and have been waiting for The Immortal Rules. Thanks for the chance to win it!! Of course, it's on my to buy list if I don't win it.

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  43. I am so excited to get my hands on this book! Julie Kagawa rocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Oh my that trailer is good! A very good fit for the book. It reminds me of just how sad is Allie's situation. A very good book! So glad that Julie wrote it even if it is vampires.

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  45. I love Julie Kagawa's novels so much!
    The trailer is amazing,too.
    I'm so excited to read this book. :)

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  46. I am so excited about The Immortal Rules! I loved the Iron Fey series, and I just know that I'll love this series too! I really hope I win a signed copy of it, but just incase I don't, I already preordered it lol :)

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  47. I sososo love The Iron Fey series, and I can not wait to read this new one! Besides the fact that it sounds amazing, it's by one of my fav authors, even more of a fav author now because I found out she's a Skillet fan too!! :D

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway!! Great book trailer..really looks good!!! I would love to read it!!!

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway! I loved The Iron Fey and can't wait to read this one!!

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  50. I love the cover of this book. The description makes me so excited to read it! Comes out next week yay!!!Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  51. Very excited to read this one I'm a fan of Julie's AND of vampires - so this is a great combination!

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  52. I have heard so many great things about this book. I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Although your "fringe" photo is super gross, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I can't wait to read this book! I love Julie Kagawa! I like the paranormal/dystopian fusion.

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  54. This book sounds so awesome! Vampires and dystopian!

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  55. Amazing review! Can't wait to read this!

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  56. I love her Iron Fey Series so I am totally looking forward to this series. I wish she did signings in California.

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  57. I'm very excited for this novel!!! and that's all I can say!!!! :D

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  58. I'm not usually a fan of dystopian novels and vampires have been done to death. However I love love love Julie Kagawa and this book seems origional enough for me to put my qualms aside.

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  59. I loved Julie's Iron Fey series and CANNOT wait to read this series!! Thank you for the chance at winning the book!! :)

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  60. I love Julie Kagawa's book! I can' wait to read this new series. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  61. I absolutely love The Iron Fey series. I love how even though it is about faeries it still is a little dark and dangerous too. I'm very excited to read this new one.

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  62. I'm so excited to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  63. I REALLY REALLY want to read the The Immortal Rules

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  64. Dying to read this book! The Iron Fey series is my favorite! I really want to see another amazing book.

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  65. I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it. All the reviews I've read have been great. I can't wait to read it for myself.

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  66. I have not read the Immortal rule yet but wanting to. Trying to decide if i should get an ebook or order the hard book. Or wait and see if i will win one. I don't know what to do yet.story of vampire paranormal dystopian is really different. I read vampires in the past in the present and future but not like this one. Thats why i can't decide. Thanks Joannie jscddmj [at] aol [dot] com

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  67. I'm so glad you loved this book! I did, too! :)

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  68. I can not wait to read this book! You review has made me even more eager.

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  69. I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the ahhh-mazing giveaway! :))

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  70. i absolutely cannot wait to read this! I've read her other series and loved it and i know the immortal rules will be great!

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  71. That description of the Fringe makes it sound like one dangerous place. I look forward to reading the book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  72. Wow, where do authors come up with these ideas? Sounds awesome...vampire with morals, different world, etc. My teen is chaffing at the bit to read this so I better "hide" the book and read it before she knows I have it...LOL!

    Wendy/books4me

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  73. I just entered the giveaway! Thanks so much! I really like your site and am a new follower! I've been waiting to read this book, I have it, I think, and just haven't been able to get to it! I'm now even more excited about it!

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  74. I love Julie Kagawa's books. Thank you for the chance to win a signed one! Really keeping fingers crossed.

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  75. I absolutly love julie kagawas story telling and the magical world she takes us to. I can't wait to read her new book and dying to read iron prince

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  76. I actually couldn't get into the Iron Fey series, but I've heard excellent things about this book so hopefully it was a fluke.

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  77. I keep hearing so many good things, not only about the book, but Julie's writing as well! I loved The Iron Fey series, and I can't wait to start this one!

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  78. Absolutely love the cover!!! I keep seeing it and know that I gotta read this book. I pretty much love a cover and buy the book. Sounds interesting definitely gonna find out what happens to her.
    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  79. I'm actually really looking forward to reading this one. Vampires really aren't my thing usually, but I've been hearing so many amazing things about it that I'm super excited :]

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  80. I want to read this so badly! I'm happy for this blog tour, it's a great way to find new blogs to follow, too. I like the design on yours: very easy to read.

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  81. I'm new to this author, but I've heard so many great things about her books and this book in particular. Definitely want to check it out. :)

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  82. I really want to win this book to donate to the high school library

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  83. This book was sooooo good! I'd love to own a signed copy!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  84. Although I am not a fan of vampire stories, I ended up really liking this one. Kagawa is such an amazing daughter!

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