Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die (Revenants #2) 
Author: Amy Plum
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Pages: 353
Source: ARC

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, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.



Review: So it only took me like a year to finally read this but I finally got to it!!! Great sequel to Die For Me! I definitely didn't feel like this book was suffering from second book syndrome like so many others do. There was always something to keep your interest! Whether it be Vincent and Kate searching for a way to make their relationship work without Vincent giving in to having to die, or the newcomers at La Maison stirring up trouble. Or the biggest thing; trying to figure out what the Numa were up to in the time they all but disappeared after their leader was killed. There was never a dull moment! Someone was always doing something to keep you interested in the story! That being said...

One of the main focus points of the book was Vincent trying to find a way to curve the compulsion to die for someone. He wanted so badly to be able to make his relationship with Kate work without having to put her through the pain of constantly watching him die. And he was willing to do this by any means possible. But these means were also very dangerous and Vincent wouldn't even let Kate know about it until he had no other choice but to tell her. So since Vincent wouldn't tell her about it, Kate went out on her own to look for another way to try and help him. What she ended up researching lead to her finding out more than she was actually looking for about the revenants. Though her trying to find a way didn't come without troubles either. Though hers were less troubling up until the end than Vincents. Hers involved more lying to the people she loved, hiding where she was going (which did put her in danger with the Numa knowing about her and everything) and even getting Vincents best friend Jules caught up in the secret. Though her trying to find a way to help him actually dug up something more important and useful to the current looming threat. All the trying to help Vincent curve his compulsion and Numa threat aside... These two are just so freaking cute together!!! Come on, pizza and movie night every month before he Vincent goes dormant for 3 days. That was cute. Having something they do every month together as a couple is just awesome. And just when these two were being a cute normal couple... I loved it!!! Also, I loved how protective Vincent was over Kate. At even the slightest hint of Numa trouble he made sure he or someone he trusted was there to protect her. It was so cute!

So the newcomers and the Numa... Lets start with the newcomers... Arthur and Violette. They came in and took the place of Charlotte and Charles when they were sent of to Nice so Charles could get his head on straight. So at first I really didn't like Arthur because of his whole lets get Kate kicked out of the Revenant meetings stunt. And he just didn't grow on me until the end of the book. I honestly liked Violette more. She seemed like such a good person and she tried so hard to be a good friend to Kate. Too bad that all turned out to be crap!!! Come to find out, she was plotting against the Revenants with the Numa the entire time! Hence why at the end of the book I didn't mind Arthur so much. Come to find out, Violette was just making him say that stuff to Kate to make him look like the bad one... I was pissed!!!! And with that we'll transition to the Numa. So obviously they start causing trouble again, and everyone figured that they had a new leader because of that. But for the longest time we had no clue who it was. Well. That's because it was one of their own who turned on them. If you didn't figure it out based on information above, that would be Violette. I seriously dislike her now!!!! So the Numa are after the Champion of the Revenants because they want his power. The Champion of the Revenants is suspected to be Vincent. So you can see now why Violette wormed her way in with the group. She was trying to figure out if he really could be, and she thinks she found enough information to prove he is. So she went after him. UGH!!!!

The ending... I'm seriously sad. Me no likey cliffhangers where one of my fave characters is in a seriously dangerous situation!!!! I feel so bad for Kate not being able to do much to help Vincent. He's in danger of dying for good because of Violette and she cant do a think to stop it because the Revenants have no idea where Violette has taken him! They better get him back in If I Should Die!!! Also, I have this sneaking suspicion that there is more to Kate. Either something huge will happen to her or something huge will be revealed about her. I just have this feeling about it!

My fave quote:
"Um, yeah. I guess lying around reading books all day doesn't do much for physical endurance." - Pg. 3

4 Stars!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't like UNTIL I DIE as much as I liked DIE FOR ME, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit and especially after that ending I can't wait for the third book. I'm glad you liked it, too - lovely review!

    Irene (Colorado Springs Boiler Service)

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