Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa.
Publication Date: April 24th 2012
|The Immortal Rules - 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 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.
Synopsis from goodreads.com
Why I’m waiting: Post-apocalyptic vampire novel! And written by Julie Kagawa. I loved the Iron Fey series and admired how old folklore was incorporated and updated in a captivating story. I expect a similarly engaging tale in the author’s entertaining and well-versed style. With real vampires, just as the fey were real ... and improved. I will have to practice being patient and wait for April.
Let us know what you are waiting on this week.