Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I DieUntil I Die by Amy Plum

  • ISBN-13: 9780062004048
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Pages: 368
  • Source: Edelweiss

Synopsis:

I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever.

It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe.

But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend—but his destiny is so much more.

Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality. How are Vincent and I supposed to be together forever if we’re always in danger?

I know I’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means lying to the people I love—to fight against a fate that is trying to tear us apart.

My Thoughts:

Until I Die picks up right where Die For Me ended in a whole new world for Kate where she needs to learn to defend herself from the Numa.  Not only does she have a lot to learn her relationship with Vincent is growing and changing and the fact that he is driven to save others even if it means his own life, make it even more difficult to deal with.  Kate feels very at home with the Revenats and feels like she belongs at least until Violette and Arthur arrive in town to take the place of Charles and Charlotte who are being sent away due to actions taken in Die For Me.  Right from the start, Arthur makes it clear that he does not believe that Kate should be allowed to know private Revenant business.  Kate has a hard time with this but it also give her the drive to try and find a way to stop what ever drives Vincent to die for other so that they can be together until she dies.  

Amy Plum does a great job putting together a believable story that takes place in our own world right below our noses.  I think that is what draws me to this series so much.  It just works so well that I can believe that something like this is going on right outside my front door.  Overall, I love the characters in this story.  They all up right off the page.  Another thing that just works for me is that the depth of the world that Amy Plum has created is outstanding.  It has its own history and culture which is a lot of fun to explore and get to know what the relationships are between the Nume and Reverants.  Beyond this culture, Kate bring our culture into the story with her love of Art and grandfather’s business.  

My biggest frustration with this story is the cliffhanger that it ends on.  I remember that I felt that Die For Me just kind of ended and that was a bit odd but the opposite is true her.  I am going to have a really hard time waiting a year to find out what happens with Vincent and Kate.  For a while, I felt that the book was just crawling along, just kind of happening with no real direction but when I got to the last page I realized that it has been escalating and I just didn’t realize that it was happening.  Until I Die has a  huge climax and I will be waiting impatiently for the next story to come out.  I hope you will be as well.

My Rating:

4 Penguins 

 

  • Great review!! I just got this one from edelweiss as well and I can’t wait to read it 🙂

  • UGH! The dreaded cliffie! I hate those too though isn’t funny the only ones that bother us are the ones in the stories we are invested in? LOL 🙂

    Sounds like you had a great read!

    Awesome Review!

  • Yay I’m glad you liked this one! I’ll be reading the first book in May for a feature I host with Ashley THe Bookish Brunette so I’m glad I’m going to be diving into a series that is well worth the read.

    Lol it is funny that you should say you didn’t know what it would be building towards during most of the story. This is how I felt with Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I read it about 2 weeks ago and the whole beginning of the book I was like this is stupid it is going no where, there is no plot. Then the ending happened and I realized it was just a really slow beginning book and that there were small elements of plot. Book two, Pandemonium was much better!

    Sorry for the off topic ramblings

    Thanks for the great review