Publication: May 8, 2012
At last Kate and Vincent are together in Paris, the city of lights and love. Vincent promises to do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, but will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at state that Vincent's immortality is in jeopardy.
Until I Die will leave you questioning your priorities in life; just what would you do for the one you love when everything around you is threatened by the inevitable.
The second book in Amy Plum's Revenants series left me a bit iffy. Before I get into my reasons why, let me just point out that if you haven't read Die For Me you'll be somewhat lost for the most part. So I recommend doing just that before going into the next. Its only natural that you understand what's going on before moving on.
Until I Die continues on the momentum left by its predecessor; Kate is still recognized for her act of bravery in getting rid of a powerful enemy to the Revenants. Her relationship with Vincent is still very much alive and blossoming; a subject matter strongly emphasized on to the point where it gets overwhelming. Paranormal romances are great to read, but draggy when the focus is placed too much on the romance aspect of the story. I must admit that romance adds edge and excitement, but its too cheesy it takes away from the bigger picture.
Speaking of picture, isn’t the cover art concept in this series simply breathtaking? And the Parisian setting is so genius. Anyways, back to the topic at hand.
The second book highlights the history of the Revenants more than the previous. Readers are getting educated on their existence while uncovering new and intriguing mysteries. I enjoy reading historical fiction so I was certainly pleased with such fascinating details thrown in the mix. I must also comment on Plum’s decision to develop minor characters like Jules and Georgia. If you’re the sister of the major character then I’d expect to get a lot more of you, and thankfully we’re given just that. The addition of new Revenants is a brilliant idea so as to keep things interesting. And of course, a rising new villain is only fair to any story.
While Until I Die was a good enough read, it did drag a bit from start to middle, and I felt it a bit rushed towards the end, but without a doubt I did like the ending. It wasn’t as appealing as the first and that’s mainly due to the fact that you’ve already been introduced to the characters and was basically trying to figure out what was going on in Die For Me. However, in Until I Die, I kinda knew what would happen next and thus there wasn’t much anticipation for anything bigger. Hopefully the third book will be more thrilling.