Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum

Title: Until I Die (Revenants #2)
Author: Amy Plum 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Age Group: Young Adult
Category:  Paranormal Romance
Release date: May 8th, 2012
Pages: 357 (Hardcover)
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Gifted
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Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die For Me, our main character finds herself falling head over heels for Vincent, a man who holds a dark and dangerous secret.  As they get closer, that secret comes to the surface and Kate has to make a decision that may put her life on the line.  Is this love enough to risk everything for?

Until I Die brings a lot more romance, action and danger into this main character's life as we learn what Vincent has up his sleeve in order to live a full life with her.  Of course, having to watch him die over and over again will take a toll on Kate and Vincent wants to eliminate the pain it would cause.  Aside from the romance, two more characters are introduced as Charlotte and Charles go to Nice in order to spend time away from their everyday lives and the Numa are back on the prowl.

Though I still enjoyed the first book in the series more, Until I Die was the perfect sequel.  It was packed full of emotion, excitement and it left me craving more.  The fact that this series takes place in Paris just adds to the magic of the story.  Though we see a little less of Charlotte, her presence is replaced with another older revenant named Violette and her partner, Arthur.  I wasn't quite sure what to think of either of them at first, but it's easy to say that my first instinct was correct.  Kate's bubbly sister is the same as always, adding a few good laughs to the story and lightening the overall mood.  My favorite, though, has to be Jules.  He hasn't changed one bit, which is perfect because I've been looking forward to seeing more of how he interacts with the other characters, especially Kate.

Parts of Until I Die may be slower than normal, but I didn't mind taking a long stroll with Kate as she figured out some crucial information that may help her relationship with Vincent.  After all of this hope that they build, the excitement of a future together, finally getting a chance at happiness after Kate thought all was lost when her parents died, the outcome was truly shocking.  The ending was unfair and it ripped my heart out, but I believe it's what truly made the book as great as it is.  There's no need to say that after this cliffhanger, I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series.


  1. Great review! I just finished this one this week, and that ending left me wanting the next book ASAP!
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    Kaitlin @ Read. Write. Love.

  2. Many people have been raving over this series... I really should get my hands on Die For Me RIGHT NOW!! I love how your review mentions that "this series takes place in Paris just adds to the magic of the story" ;) Another emotional rollercoaster for me to look out for!


  3. I Loved this book and like you I am eagerly awaiting the third and final instalment of this fantastic series.
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