Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
by Julie Kagawa
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 fringes, 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.
It almost never happens anymore that I get excited about vampire books. In truth, I’ve read very few, but they’re kind of all over the place and I LOVE them, so I have a tendency to follow them wherever they lead: Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood. I get my fill of them, and because there are so many other great things to read, I feel like reading about vampires is not something that’s usually on the top of my to-read list. EXCEPT. Except that this new series, Blood of Eden, which is about vampires and all other kinds of juicy stuff, has sprung from the awesome mind of Julie Kagawa, author of the Iron Fey series. I will read ALL OF HER WORDS. And I’m intrigued by the premise: humans as a race have been decimated by illness and vampires have risen to rule and power, keeping the humans as blood slaves. Obviously there are rogue humans and a young girl turned against her will. DRAMA, Y’ALL. We can has it! Seriously, though, this book sounds and looks fab, and I just know that it’s going to be so great because Julia Kagawa is such an excellent weaver of stories.
THE IMMORTAL RULES is coming out April 24, 2012 from Harlequin Teen.