Sunday, May 20, 2012

Book Review: Until I Die



Until I Die

by Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #2
Release date: 3rd May, 2012
Publisher: ATOM
Pages: 320 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

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 By Alaiel Kreuz:

At the end of the first book Kate already knows about Revenants and Numas (the good and the bad guys) and after a very hard time cooping with the fact that her boyfriend, Vincent, feels this strong compulsion to die in order to save human lives the verdict is clear: she loves him and can't stay away from him. But Vincent realizes that after loosing her parents Kate's decision is too much so he decides to compromise: he won't die anymore, even if it hurts him not to do so.

Now, after killing Lucien who was the Numa's leader in Paris, Kate begins to train so she can defend herself (and her sister, Georgia) just in case the Numa want revenge. But it just doesn't happen...

And in meantime Kate and Vincent realize something: he needs to find a way to control the urge to save humans or their relationship won't last too much. Suddenly Vincent actually finds a way, but he wants to keep the details a secret until he can confirm it works... the only problem is that rather than helping it seems it's weakening him by the minute.
So Kate resolves to find a way herself... and the only thing she finds is death.

Personal opinion:
You all know how much I love pretty covers and Until I Die is definitely one of my favorite covers of 2012. The colors, her dress, the background and the composition make a very enticing job!

The book of course has been in my TBR pile even before I had it and although I liked it a lot I think a touch of more action will make it better. But let me be more specific: the story was good, really good. Some characters had to leave (but we see one of them for a little bit) and new characters arrived to make the plot richer and complicated.
A very interesting fact concerning Jean-Baptiste is revealed and one of Vincent' secrets reaches Kate ears which only make the story more deeper.
But I would have love to see Jules a little more because he is just too cute, too funny and too awesome for his own good.

And the ending... Oh My Goodness the ending... what a cliffhanger! I don't know how am I going to be able to life after reading it! I know I won't be able to eat or breath... (#dramaqueenmuchanyone). So yes, If I Should Die is already in my wishlist and it has a very special place in my TBR also (since the book doesn't even exists, right now there's a pretty paper with the title taking its place).

If you haven't read the series yet then I encourage you to do so, is good, is funny, is different and the way Amy Plum describes Paris will make you feel like you are actually there, walking with the characters.

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