Thursday 14 June 2012

Until I Die review

Until I Die 
Amy Plum
May 3rd 2012
Atom Books

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.

After reading and enjoying Die For Me last year, I was fairly excited to read Until I Die. I'm not a huge fan of paranormal romance any more, and there are few series that have made me want to read past the second book, but Die For Me was one of them, and while Until I Die was not without it's flaws, it's still a really enjoyable read and I series I'm glad I've stuck with.

I had forgotten quite a lot of what had happened in Die For Me. I mean, it has been a year since I read it after all, and my memory isn't that good, but as soon as I started this (well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration.) After the first few chapters of Until I Die, it all came back to me, and I was back in the world of Revenants and Numa, and was pretty darn happy there. I'd forgotten how much I actually genuinely liked the characters (because lets face it, me and Paranormal characters don't usually get on that well) and I found myself enjoying it more than I thought I would. My one main criticism is that after the initial settling back down into the series, it felt a bit slow, and it wasn't until later on that the plot and some action really started to kick in. 

I really, really like the characters in this series, and I really, really like Kate. Which, again, is kind of a surprise because in a lot of books I relate more to the side characters, but Kate doesn't really feel all meek and helpless, and SWORDS! Sorry, as soon as you bring badass swordfighting into anything ever, I love it. And I'll be honest, it's one of my favourite things about the Revenants. That they don't use guns, or shooty things. They use swords and other pointy things! And crossbows! Crossbows were mentioned! I need there to be more crossbows in the next book please, Amy, so could you please make Kate a crossbow master? It would make me very, very happy. But yeah, I like Kate a lot, because she also has a personality and stuff. Which is always a good thing, I think.

I like Vincent, too, and he's a nice guy and stuff, which I like, but he is so overprotective! I understand that he loves Kate, and that he wants to make sure that she's safe and that she doesn't get killed, because I think that most sane people who love someone would rather it that the person they love didn't die, but come on dude! Let the girl breathe a little! You don't always need to send someone to guard her and chauffeur her to and from school and everything! *takes a deep breath* Okay, so he wasn't *that* bad, but he still annoyed me a little. I guess it's sometimes sweet, and it just goes to show that he really likes Kate a lot. And I do really like them together as a couple, so I shan't complain too much (she says after a paragraph of complaining.)

I can't believe that I forgot all about Georgia when I started reading Until I Die! She's become one of my favourite characters, and I would be very, very happy about the idea of her and Arthur as a couple. I wish Charlotte had been around in this book more, though. I really liked her and Kate's friendship in the first book, and I really hope that she'll play a more prominent part in the next one. Arthur and Violette (the two new characters) were both very interesting (you'll see what I mean when you read it) and I actually quite liked both of them, until certain events made me change my mind. And Ambrose I just love, and will always love, and I hope nobody destroys him in the next book because both him and Jules seem very much like the kind of character designated for being extremely loveable, and then the author does the evil thing and KILLS THEM. But I'll be honest, I didn't like Jules a whole lot in this book either. Well, I didn't like him as much as I did in the first one any way.

Until I Die is a good follow up to Die For Me, that keeps the series strong, despite a slow start. It's a series really worth checking out if you haven't already, and you're a paranormal fan!


  1. I'm not a huge paranormal fan, but I love the sound of this series. Though I hate [doesn't everyone?] when the start is *too* slow...
    Great review and thanks for introducing me to this series. (:

  2. I also thought this made a great second book - cant wait for the third one! great review :)

  3. I adored Die For Me so I'm pretty excited for this! Great review, Cicely :) And lol at Vincent's overprotectiveness.

  4. I only sort of liked Die For Me, so went into reading this with very low expectations, only to utterly love it! I'm so looking forward to more in the series now :)


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