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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Book Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum




Until I Die (Revenants #2) by Amy Plum
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen

The Blurb:
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 Review:
Until I Die is the second book in the Revenants Series by Amy Plum. This book was every bit as great as the last one. It's a world that completely draws me in. Vincent is such a good boyfriend to Kate. He's really trying to avoid dying for Kate's sake, and he's resorted to some alternate methods. Kate has a plan of her own too. There were moments where the plot was a tad slow, but then there were other moments that more than made up for it. Kate still refers to Vincent as her dead boyfriend many times. While I guess technically the Revenants are dead, it's really hard for me to see them as dead or undead. They have a heart beat(most of the time) and they are warm. They seem very much alive. To me, they have a gift that allows them to come back to life after saving someone else. This is a fiction that I would love to be real! There was a character that I didn't trust from the first moment they appeared on the page, and my instincts were right. Even though I figured them out pretty quick, the plot still took a turn or two towards the unexpected and left us with quite a cliffhanger. Whew!
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Check out my reviews for the other books in the Revenants Series!

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About the Author:
Amy Plum is the author of the International Bestsellers DIE FOR ME (Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal), UNTIL I DIE, and IF I SHOULD DIE. The books have been translated into eleven foreign languages. The trilogy is accompanied by an eNovella entitled DIE FOR HER.

Amy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she can be found on most days either daydreaming or writing (or both) in a Parisian café.

After being raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in a rather restrictive environment, AMY PLUM escaped to Chicago to an even more restrictive environment at a university that expelled people for dancing. (And where she was called to the dean’s office for “wearing too much black”.) After all of that restrictiveness, she was forced to run far far away, specifically to Paris, France, where she only wore black and danced all she wanted.

After five years in Paris, she ventured to London, where she got an M.A. in Medieval Art History, specializing in Early Sienese Painting (1260-1348) mainly because it promised almost no hope of finding a paying job afterward.

Amy managed to find work in the world of art and antiques in New York. But after almost a decade of high-pressure lifestyle in the Big Apple, she swapped her American city for a French village of 1300 inhabitants.

After signing with HarperCollins for the DIE FOR ME series, Amy left her job as an English professor at Tours University to write full-time. She now lives in Paris with her two kids and big red dog Ella.

She is a huge fan of Edward Gorey and Maira Kalman (and collects both of their books/art), as well as David Sedaris, Amadeo Modigliani, and Ira Glass.

Check out videos and extras from Amy at Revenant Central.

To learn more about Amy Plum and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

1 comment :

  1. I really enjoyed Until I Die. I found it to be a balance of light and heavy, with romance and plenty of action. Awesome sequel and I cannot wait for the end!

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