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.
Until I Die was breathtakingly gorgeous; it was the type of book that you can’t put down until you finish. The writing pace was exactly right, fast and adrenaline pumping during the hardcore action scenes, and slow and dreamy during the romance ones. The twists and turns in the plot left my mouth open with incredulity, and everything was just…perfect.
It seems that with every book Amy writes, it gets even better. Not only was I interested in the book until the very end, but I also finished it in less than four hours because the book literally kept me concentrated and intrigued in the developing plot. UID kept me awake even after I read it, because everything-from the witty responses of Kate to the cliffhanger that left me in tears-just swamped my brain and kept it whirring for answers.
The plot and the characters are definitely even more developed than in Die For Me. All my questions in the first book fleshed out in this one though UID had even more questions more me, if possible. Also, the introduction of the guerisseur kept things interesting and more information about the revenants and the numa were divulged so that sated my hunger for more-at least, for now.
Okay, spoilers start here.
The cliffhanger, though, was absolutely BRUTAL. Amy literally left us all hanging not only with Vincent disappearing, but also the two last words, when Vincent mind-talked to Kate saying “mon ange.” Other things in the story surprised me as well, like when Violette betrayed the revenants and also when I found out that Jean-Baptiste and Gaspard were…ehem, in a relationship. I, for one, was really expecting it to be Arthur like Kate. (Great minds think alike.) And I was certainly NOT expecting JB and Gaspard to be gay. But I digress. Back to the cliffhanger. What’s going to happen to Vincent? What will Violette do to him? How will Kate and the other revenants find him? Will Papy ever accept Vincent again? Argh, I have so many questions left unanswered. Nevertheless, even with the cliffie, the story is still exceptional because, after all, what’s a story without a good old cliffhanger and (overly-surprising) twists?
It’s going to be a long wait for If I Should Die.
Some of my favorite lines in the book:
“You might be from a time when humans were looked down on by beings like yourself. A time when men were the only ones smart enough to educate and girls like Violette had to have protectors. But this is the 21st century. And I’ve got this that says I’m kindred. And I’ve got this 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!”
Way to go, Kate!
“Now that you are here-now that we’re together-I can’t imagine going back to the life I had before. I don’t know what I’d do if I lost you now. I love you too much.” My throat constricted. He had said the magical three words. Out loud. “But you knew that already, didn’t you?”
That is from Vincent.
Awwwww! *Melts into a puddle of goo*
There are waaaaay more awesome lines in UID, but I only took note of these two and if I scoured the book for more, I’d probably type a LOT. All in all, Until I Die is an intriguing read and it deserves a whopping 5 stars.
Can I just say that Amy’s book covers are always so BEAUTIFUL?