Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum

From Goodreads: 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: 4 hearts 

Thoughts on the Novel: Over my winter break, I’m going to trying to catch up on some series. One of the series I’ve fallen behind on is Amy Plum’s Revenants series.

I don’t know if it was because I read Die For Me such a long time ago, but I found it a bit hard to get into Until I Die. Once Until I Die captured my interest though, I remembered why I love this series. Besides transporting the reader to Paris, I love the amazing chemistry between all the characters. The revenants’ friendships feel so real, and make me wish that they actually existed so that I could get the opportunity to hang out with them.  

Another highlight of this series is the romance between Kate and Vincent. Although Vincent promised Kate in Die For Me that he would try to not die while rescuing humans, I loved that Kate realizes in Until I Die that sacrificing himself is part of Vincent’s nature a revenant. She’s willing to try and find a solution to make their relationship work long-term, but she doesn’t want it to come at Vincent’s expense. Vincent, though, lost a few points in my book because of his refusal to tell Kate what he was doing as an alternative to dying. Despite his behaviour, I still love Vincent, and consider Kate and Vincent to be one of my favourite YA couples.

A well-written sequel that delves deeper into the mythology of the revenants, Until I Die ends with a shocking cliffhanger! I’ve already started reading If I Should Die to see how the Revenants trilogy is concluded.

Until I Die was released in May 2012 by HarperTeen. 

Comments About the Cover: It’s not a bad cover; I just like Die For Me’s better.


  1. This one was actually my favorite of the three, which happens rarely with trilogies! I love Amy Plum so much. I'm glad she's writing dystopia now, but I'll always miss Kate and Vincent.
    The ending broke my heart and I had a YEAR to wait! I'm so glad you won't have to.
    Great review.

  2. While I loved the Paris setting, the whole revenant thing was extremely creepy for me that I couldn't get past it to enjoy the series. Glad you enjoyed it though and now you can read the third book without the long wait!

  3. This one definitely had a brutal ending didn't it Z? I remember just staring blankly at the last page willing more pages to magically appear and fix what had just happened:) Despite that fact, I still haven't picked up book 3. There's something wrong with me clearly. Can't wait to see what you think of it!

  4. I've been wanting to read this series forever, the covers are so pretty. The romance sounds really great :)

  5. I used to love Die For Me but the more I thought about it, the less I liked it which is why I haven't picked up this book since its pub. I remember book one was in your best of 2011 reads so I'm glad you liked this just as much.


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