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Until I Die by Amy Plum

May 8th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Source: Received for review

Publication date: May 8, 2012

Publisher: HarperTeen

Series: Book #2 in the Revenants series

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads.com: 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.

It’s funny how when I think about this book in general I would say I really liked it and it was hard to put down but when I get into the details there were quite a few things that bugged me.  Still I loved Die For Me, the first book in the series, and this one was just as enjoyable.

Kate and Vincent are still going strong and deeply in love despite all the complications in their relationship.  The main hiccup is Vincent’s promise to try and not die while he is together with Kate.  This makes him hesitate when he sees someone in trouble and makes Kate feel guilty about if this might mean some innocent person might die because of Vincent’s promise to her.  Of course, this dilemma starts leading towards problems between the two as they each try to find a solution that is more satisfactory.  This leads to one of my issues with the story.  I don’t get why Vincent and Kate have to be so secretive instead of telling each other what they are doing.  Vincent’s argument that he doesn’t want to upset Kate doesn’t make sense as obviously not knowing is already making her upset and Kate even admits keeping secrets from Vincent about what she’s doing doesn’t make sense.  Yet this doesn’t stop her from doing so and then the secrets just leads towards more problems.

My other minor issue with the story is the villain is so obvious and the characters are so oblivious to who the villain is that I wanted to scream at times.  None of them are dumb people and yet they could not seem to see obvious things occurring right in front of their noses.

Still the book is an interesting read as we get more history about the Revenants, how they are related to the Numa and we meet some new characters.  Favorites like Jules and Kate’s sister Georgia are still very present and add some extra fun to the story.  Jules is just sexiness personified and I love his easy going personality.  Georgia is one of my favorite characters.  She’s fun and can be flighty at times but she’s also clever and extremely loyal to Kate.  The observations she makes are quite accurate and yet at times they are disregarded because some of the others view her as somewhat air headed.  I’m happy with how much she shined in this story and really proved she is more than just a pretty, bubbly and vapid big sister.

As for the ending I don’t want to expose any spoilers but let’s just say it will leave you hanging at the edge of your seat!  I definitely cannot wait for the third book, If I Should Die, to come out.

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Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

One Response

  1. Kailana

    I am hoping that my library gets this because I want to see how the story progresses.

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