Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die (Revenants, #2)
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
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.
My Thoughts:
Absolutely loved this!If I don’t get my hands on If I Should Die (revenents, #3) soon, I may be another casualty of a broken heart. Until I Die was everything I had hoped it to be and more. Amy Plum has yet again surpassed my expectations.

“Every time I need a hit of joy, I think about you. You are my solace, Kate. Just knowing that you are in this world, everything makes sense.”

The story picked up from where we were left off in Die For Me. Now Charlotte and Charles were moving from La Maison so he could get away from Paris and the memories of what happened. Charlotte and Kate had grown close and the sadness of her departure was felt. It was New Year’s Eve and the twins’ moving party. Two newcomers would arrive to take their place; Enter Violette de Montauban and Arthur Poincare. During the party Kate learns that Vincent is Jean-Baptiste’s second. Kate and Vincent seek a way for him to resist death. When Vincent begins showing negative results to assuage the need to die, Kate takes matters into her own hands and begins searching for another way. Following a lead from a book she found in her grandfather’s study, she found a guerisseur, which according to the text could heal and see auras.
Kate hadn’t gotten a very good opinion of Arthur who came across a little cold. Since he requested she leave a revenant meeting, Kate developed sour feelings toward him.

“You might be from a time when humans were looked down on by beings like yourself. A time when men were the only ones considered smart enough to educate”—I gestured toward his pile of books—“and girls like Violette had to have protectors. But this is the twenty-first century. And I’ve got this”—I pulled out the signum and held it up for him to see—“that says I’m kindred. And I’ve got this”—I pointed to my head—“That says I’m as smart as you. And I have this”—I held up my middle finger—“that says go to hell, you immortal bigot.”

It was so easy to immerse myself right back into the world of Kate and Vincent. I had forgotten how attached to the characters I had become, so when I entered back into this installment and the lives of the revenants, I was totally hooked and I didn’t want it to end.

Kate and Vincent had both been holding back secrets and I’m so glad she decided before they could move forward and be together body and soul, they needed to be honest with each other. I enjoyed watching Kate turn into a strong protagonist and fight for the relationship she and Vincent have. It wasn’t an easy path, but her determination surpassed any other emotions and focused on what she wanted most.

One of the kindred has leaked information to the numa and they are after Kate. But finding out who the perpetrator was, wasn’t only shocking, it was maddening. I was totally caught off-guard. I swore I knew who it was and when the truth was presented, I was in awe.

Until I Die, ends off on a cliffy, folks. I had tears in my eyes and all I wanted, was to have that next book in my hands. This was an astounding story and I absolutely cannot wait to see what will transpire in If I Should Die.


  1. That ending, right? Gosh!! I have the third book, but I'm scared to read it!

    YA Sisterhood

    1. Oh I wish I had that third book! DO you hear me Harper Collins!? LOL! When you do read it, you gotta let me know how it is. *sighs*

  2. These covers are pretty amazing huh? I love your blog,especially the color scheme-gorgeous!

    I also really like how you "break it down into your rants and raves"! That is really catchy and cool!

    New follower here!

    Irene (Eureka Joe's)

    1. Thank you, Irene! Welcome to our winter wonderland! I love this series covers. They all are very pretty and easy on the eyes. Thanks for dropping by and for following :)