Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Release Date: May 8th

Publisher: HarperTeen

Series: Revenants (bk. 2)

Genera: Paranormal Romance

Subjects: supernatural, love, death, immortality, Revenants, ghosts, good vs. evil, heroes, Paris, France

Length: 353 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “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 Rating: êêêêê

My Review: This sequel was even better that the first book. Not only WAS Kate not depressed, she was kick-ass! The revenants are training her to sword fight. Vincent is romantic as ever, and Jules is…Jules (I love him! And all the other revenants, but mostly him.). Thankfully this sequel doesn’t introduce what so many paranormal romance sequels do: no love triangles, no break ups. Just Vincent trying not to die because he loves Kate so much. Nothing’s romantic as like undying love. And Paris. I still love, love, love the setting. I’ve not read many books that weren’t set in some English speaking country. Amy Plum does an amazing job describing the setting, and you really get the feel of the city, especially the art and museums

In this book we find out more about the history of revenants and about what they do. There’s some new characters, Violette and Arthur. They’re from the middle ages. There’s also the prophecy about a Champion revenant that will defeat the  Numa.

This book was amazing and the only problem I had with it was the ending. We get one heck of a cliff hanger. And now I have to wait a year till the next one.

I still recommend this book series. If you liked Twilight, you’ll love this way more! Revenants are way cooler than vamps!

Cover Art Review: It looks so much better now! The ARC copy’s cover makes the girl and the city scape not go together. They edited it so it looks more naturally lit. And the colors are gorgeous. Cool colors, teal, blue and purple. The dress is blowing behind Kate.

~Haley G

1 comment:

  1. Until I Die is very much a middle book. Kate and Vincent are settling into the comforts of their relationship, and they are very much in love. When two new/older revenants replace Charlotte and Charles in the Maison things start to go abit arry injecting tension vetween Vincent and Kate. Arthur immediately shows his distaste for Kate's humanness, but Violette shows compassion for Kate's youth and seems very much in awe of hers and Vincent's unity.

    But even though their leader is dead, the enemy - numa - are making another stance. Various revenant abodes get burgled including Papy's gallery. The plot explodes as Vincent gets involved with a project so secretive that he cannot enlighten Kate or ease her mind, even though it could be the answer to their own predicament. This secret doesn't sit well with Kate. Vincent begins to look ill and in need of his dormancy more and more just to recover from the repercussions. As a throwback Kate begins her own investigation of the revenant history to try and discover another way of staying with Vincent and slowing down his compulsion to die saving people. Soon rumours drift in that another mysterious leader has taken place of Lucien and is searching for something to do with a revenant Champion.