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Monday, January 12, 2015

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Description :

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 by Amy Plum

5 out 5

Okay, so I loved the first book, so I jump right into the second book... Nothing new there for me :-). First off, I do like that teh 2nd book starts just a few weeks after the 1st book ends. No second guessing or trying to figure out what has happened, if things have changed or if something else might have happened...

Kate isn't my favorite character a lot of times in this book. I feel that Kate is being selfish. Her desire to keep Vincent from fulfilling his revenant calling feels wrong. And the fact that if he doesn't succeed, she would leave him irritates me. Thank goodness she finally realzies this, and changes the bargain with Vincent.

I think it is very good and very fun that Kate is learning defence and battle form with the revenants. I mean, fencing is cool, but battleaxe and quarterstaffs are so much cooler than regular weapons.

I love that Vincent wants Kate to be happy on her own. Not because of him and their relationship, but to be content on her own as a person. That doesn't happen often in YA books, and I can't help but cheer for Vincent being so wise. Then again, he should be wise, considering his age.

So, now enters some new characters... Violette & Arthur give me the heebee jeebees. I don't know what to expect from them. But what surprised me most was that Georgia was right about them! Who would have thought that the most irresponsible character had the two newest characters pegged from the start!

I loved the concept of the guerisseurs who can possibly help Kate and Vincent. And Gwenhael is so cute and helpful. Bran kinda creeps me out, but that was quickly fixed. I hated to hear what the Numa did to Gwenhael... Did she have time to gift her son? Will her son be the Victor-Seer? 

Finally, there is an answer from one of my questions fromt he first book! Pappy knows about the numa and revenants! Not as amazing as I thought, but it just proves what a smart and investigative man he is. And because he knows, he tries to do the right thing, but in the end he pushes too far... Which just leads to Kate and Vincent sneaking behind his back. Never a good thing.

Poor Jules! How Kate can't figure out that he loves her, is beyond me. I mean, it is so obvious!

The slipping of information from revenant to Numa is creepy. Who would do such a thing?I have my guessed (which in the end, I discovered I was right),it is just sad that there is a spy. 

Wow! Gaspard & Jean-Baptiste! Never would have seen that one coming if Vincent hadn't told Kate. 

So, I had a hard time with Kate's Numa-vision. It wasn't really brought up or mentioned until almost the end of this book. Which I think is poor writing as this feels like an important part of the next book. 

Oh, how the end was hopeful and heartbreaking. I just couldn't believe it! What will happen next? Argh! 

Oh, and on a side note, there were more hints about the prophecy that makes me think that Vincent isn't the champion... Hmm.

Overal, this is a very good book. I'm looking forward to reading the last book of this trilogy. I highly recommend it.

Happy Reading!


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