Sunday, January 6, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Until I Die by Amy Plum

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.

Rate: 4 out of 5 stars.

My Thoughts:
    I am so far behind! I read this book months ago and haven't gotten around to writing a review. When I read Die for Me last year, I fell in love with Amy Plum and her writing. This was no different. Although I had a hard time getting into the book; I found it a little slow to start, and nothing seemed to be happening for a while.I even got discouraged at one point because I felt like nothing was happening. But I am SO GLAD I kept going. It really starts to pick up near the middle, and from that point, I just had to know what was going to happen.
    Until I Die kinda surprised a good way. It didn’t suffer from “second book” syndrome! You know what I mean. In the first book our hero and heroine are working so hard to be together and then they finally get to, at the end. Only to find some sort of unobtainable obstacle in book two that pushes them apart. Ya in the Hush Hush series, Twilight series, and  Evermore series! didn't . I kept waiting for it to happen, but nope! They did, though, have argument. Sure Vincent and Kate had their share of struggles, but they were together. And, sure they were keeping stuff from each other, but they would always eventually tell each other! These are stuff that normal couple go through too, so this made it all the more awsome.
    This sequal was great! I absolutlly love Ambrose and Jules! And I really missed Charlotte in this book. She was always someone I was looking forward to reading about in the first book. But, hey, Amy Plum had to switch it up a little. I also really liked how all the revenents love each other so much.  The unconventional family that they are all a part of. The addition of the new characters braught more entertainment, and action, which I loved. I really loved it all. Even though, I figued the bad guy out way before kate did.
    I really loved Plum's writing style. She make a reader feel like he is actually in paris, while this is all going down! You can tell that Plum has a wonderful understanding of the city.
    In a nutshell, I really like this book. It was a wonderful sequel to Die For Me, and that cliffhanger had me wishing I had the next book in my hands, NOW!

PS: I WANT A SPIN-OFF SERIES WITH JULES AS THE MAIN CHARACTER AND I WANT IT NOW!! (I saw a couple of people talking about this,and i totally agreed!)

“Still in one piece?” Vincent teased, pulling me close & planting a soft kiss on my lips. “After dirty-dancing with Jules, I’m not sure.”
― Amy Plum, Until I Die

“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 at 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."
And with that I spun around and stomped out the door, filing the expression on Arthur's face in a mental folder labeled "Kate's Proudest Moments".”
― Amy Plum, Until I Die

“Those are pretty," She commented, leaning down to smell the flowers.
"They're from Violette," I said, watching for her reaction.
"They look like weeds," she replied, straightening.”
― Amy Plum, Until I Die

1 comment:

  1. It's good to hear you enjoyed this! I guess there's always the risk of second book syndrome, but I'm glad that didn't really have much of an impact on this book. Although Die For Me wasn't my favourite read of all time, I did enjoy it enough to want to pick up this one (though perhaps not immediately). I look forward to reading it! Nice review my lovely. :)

    Irene (Eureka Joe's)