To Be or Not To Be a Grim Reaper
Welcome to Bex @ Kindle Fever and I’s blog feature: Your Fate in Fiction. Every other week we will be posing a question inspired by a book. We invite others to join in the fun – answer the question in the comments or make a blog post of your own and link it in the comments so we can visit!
This post was inspired by The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. It’s an awesome addition to the world of vampire books so I highly recommend it! I just finished reading it last night, and so my review will be coming shortly!
When faced with the choice of either an immediate death or to continue living as something that, in your eyes, is a monster… what do you think you would do?
First, I have to say that since The Immortal Rules is about vampires I never really consider them monsters. I’m a huge fan! I just can’t see them as “evil” or even “soulless.” I think there is a place for them in the fictional world, even if sometimes they feel they don’t belong or humans feel they don’t belong. OK I’m getting all sappy here. So I’ll have to choose something other than a vampire to consider becoming… I think anything that doesn’t have a mind of it’s own and can’t overcome it’s baser instincts is a monster. For example rabids, they are so caught up in their own frenzy for food and whatever else they are craving that they don’t care what damage they inflict as long as it gets them what they want. Same thing for zombies, they don’t have brains [ever think how funny it is that they don't have brains and yet crave brains for food.. there is some deep seated psych lesson there I think.]
So, to answer the question! Would I choose immediate death over becoming a rabid or a zombie? I think I would choose death. As scary as the unknown is, I’d rather go the way of natural things then become something that is going to do nothing but hurt other people and things.
So what about you?
OK, now I have to blame Bex for totally getting me addicted to Eurovision last year. Until last year I didn’t even know Eurovision EXISTED. I’m an American, LOL. Being a huge fan of music, and the absurd, and getting to experience live events with Bex who lives halfway across the world – I could not resist. The skype convos we have are downright hilarious LOL [they are most of the time, but for Eurovision they are even more funny as we analyze contestants and songs]
Last year we rooted for Eric Saade but he wasn’t quite Popular enough to win [since I'm American, the week of Euro I become a de facto Swede, its just how I roll *giggle*] this year we’re rooting for Loreen who we’re stoked made it into the final and is one of the ones who is definitely in the running to win – lots of people talking about her! And she’s awesome – as you can see HERE.
Last year Bex and I also became Jedheads.. for those of you not familiar with that term, it means we’re fans of JEDWARD! A twin team that competes for Ireland – and seriously, the most hyperactive, happy, bouncy, cartwheeling dudes you’ll ever meet. You can’t help but be happy when you see them! Bex and I may even have made special pics of us wearing JEDWARD hair [mine is on my twitter account LOL] SO even though we’re rooting for Loreen, we’re happy that JEDWARD is back this year for more fun! You can see them in all their hilarity HERE. And one more video featuring JEDWARD that I can’t stop watching – them with Vanilla Ice singing Pressure: HERE.
There is SO much I could say about Eurovision. Seriously, Bex and I have been looking forward to this since the end of last years LOL [If you haven't figured it out we're complete dorks/nerds when it comes to Eurovision]
So there you have it! Would you choose to die or become a monster – and what about Eurovision, who are you rooting for? Or are you a Eurovision newb who needs to be infected?! We can help either way: watch the final LIVE stream HERE.
In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire 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 is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.