“I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Until I Die is the second book in the Revenants series by Amy Plum. A quick and easy read, Plums writing always offers the right amount of detail without heavily bogging the story down.
In Until I Die, the characters we've come to know from Die For Me have further developed as we gain a bigger glimpse into the world of Revenants and Numas. With the addition of two new characters, Violette and Arthur, we quickly feel like we are in Kate's world not merely an outsider looking in.
The story offered plenty of adventure, a constant moving plot and an ending that has made me itch to read the next book in the series due out May 7, 2013.”
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Until I Die is the second book on the amazing Revenants series. We fell in love with Die for Me, and we were expecting the same from Until I Die. And let us tell you something, we were absolutely right. Until I Die was an exciting, magnificent, stunning and breathtaking book. Until I Die has all we want in a book; it’ll make you laugh, fall in love (especially with Jules *Jules team rock*), cry and scream. And all at the same time.
In the second book of the Revenants series, Vincent promises Kate that he’ll resist his desire to die. In order to accomplish his vow, he has to do some dangerous things that will bring him a tremendous suffering.
Charles has failed saving a children’s life and exposed himself and his kindred to the numas. As a consequence, now he and his twin Charlotte have to move to other place and new revenants will take their place in JB’s (Jean-Baptiste) mansion. This replace are a couple of old and wise Revenants.
But wait…the Revenants have something gross going on. They’ll have to face an evil bigger than what they’ve seen in their lives. Someone of their closest circle will betray them, put everyone they love at risk and cause enumerable suffering.
We really love this book, even though we wish things had gone a little different, but just a little. So if you are one of those person who think “Ok, I’ve read the first one and ended happily ever after…and I don’t want to ruin my little fantasy, so I won’t read the other ones” let us tell you that if you do not read Until I Die, you will regret it. It is fantastic book that, probably will make you be on the edge of your chair all the way through it, but we can assure you that you would be satisfied with the result.
We really hope that you follow our advise, and that is why we will leave you one of our favorites quotes from Until I Die.
“Kate, I admit that we aren’t in the easiest of situations. But are you always this . . . complicated?”
I opened my mouth to say something, but Vincent shook his head, grinning. “Actually, don’t answer that. Of course you are. I wouldn’t be so totally into you if you weren’t.”
We really loved this book, we wish we can write a lot more than we have done, but we though you wouldn’t like to be spoiled, or would you? Because if that’s the case…go ahead, tell us! We would be SO happy to do it! *giggling*.
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“The book hit me right in the heart will all the drama, comfict, and betrayal. I love this books! ”Kari wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“what the hell kinda ending was that? i mean seriously? seriously???”raneem almallah wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“SO GOOD!”Psychotic_Meltdown~What a strange illusion it is to suppose that Beauty is Goodness~ wrote this review Thursday, February 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Absolutely amazing!! I was lost in this book! There was so much suspense... And that ending! Just, breathtaking is the only word for it. I hope May comes fast, because I cannot wait for the third book!”Bianca Cassie wrote this review Thursday, February 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What happened? Second book filler?”dreamer wrote this review Thursday, December 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“oooOOOooohhh how I enjoyed this book! Sometimes book two of a trilogy can be a bit tricky to navigate. We are no longer starting out the story so you don't get the anticipation of all of the firsts that the characters are going to experience and the fun of meeting all of the new people. But then it is also not the final book so we know not everything is going to be wrapped up with a cute little bow.
I thought Until I Die was an excellent middle book. This is the book for gaining information, seeing where the story is going to lead... it did an excellent job and even threw in quite a bit of suspense and action.
I really warmed to Kate in this book. I admitted in my review for Die for Me that she was not my favorite person all of the time. She was so forwards and backwards, I was getting whiplash. But here she really came into her own. In fact I can even say she was pretty kick ass. She is learning to fight with the help of Gaspard and Vincent and she is a natural talent. It has only been a short space of time but I really think she has grown into her character. I won't say I absolutely love her yet but it is getting there.
However Vincent is as loveable as ever, if not more so than in book one. I simply adore him. He is such a gentleman and knows exactly how to take care of Kate. Meaning, he is always there to help her but he doesn't run in to push her aside so he can save the day. Of course he worries about her, because he loves her, but he isn't an over macho alpha male that thinks she can't handle herself. He lets her fight when she needs to and only steps in when she obviously needs help. I really like this about his character. It shows he has grown over his many years because from the age he is actually from it was a very different time and you would think his overall attitude would be different. This just shows how great he is.
Until I Die is ultimately about Kate and Vincent trying to find a way to be together. They are 'together' but they know this is not going to be forever. Vincent is trying to find way to resist the urge to die and in doing this he will be able to age along side Kate. Kate knows this is a lot to ask of him and smartly comes to the conclusion that it is not only her that this would effect. Vincent is a being that saves humans, this is his sole purpose. What if he didn't do the right thing in a moment's notice and that split second meant the person he was to save actually dies. How would she live with this... how would Vincent live with this? Vincent thinks he has found a way to prevent his urges but wants to keep it a secret until he can see if it works. In the time being Kate goes out on her own to search for more answers and to find a way to help their situation.
Pretty much the same cast of characters are still around however there are a couple of new faces, Violette and Arthur. They are old, as in old old. They have joined Vincent's kindred in Paris because the Numa (aka bad guys) have disappeared and they all know that they are up to something. Since these two have been around for so long they have a lot of connections so they have been brought in to see if they can help. From the moment they enter the scene you are trying to guess if they are good, or if they are bad. But... there won't be any spoilers here.
In my review of Die for Me I mentioned the possible love triangle (gasp) between Vincent, Kate and Jules. Again we see more affection from Jules toward Kate but nothing really concrete. However, I have noticed that there is a novella from Jules' POV, Die for Her, that is due out in April 2013. So this would leave me to believe that any big revelations in this department will come out in that novella or in the final book. I do love Jules and I hope that his character is not ruined for me or left unhappy. I really want him to get his own happily ever after.
So, do you know what else a second book in a trilogy is known for? Yep you guessed it. A cliffhanger! And man oh man is this a huge one! I sat there at the end and just stared at the page for a few minutes. In fact I have to say I was on the edge of my seat for the whole of the last 15% - 20%. Again I refuse to put in any spoilers and I even hate voicing my thoughts about certain subjects because I don't want to give anything away or put thoughts in people's minds before they read the series. But I have to say that I really have a strong suspicion about what may ultimately happen in this series and just thinking about it gives me a fresh wave of butterflies... I can't wait to find out how it all ends.
How long do we have to wait you ask? Well, after Jules' novella in April it appears that book three, If I Should Die, is due out on May 7th 2013. So really there isn't that long a wait. Of course I would rather have it here right now to start but since I don't I will just add these two to my trusty book release calendar.
“But now I have something that blows that feeling out of the water. Every time I need a hit of joy, I think about you. You are my solace, Kate. Just knowing that you are in this world, everything makes sense.”
Rainy Day Reads
“This is the second series of the revenant books and it's about Kate finding a way to help Vincent become human to make their relationship work out. So far what has happened in the book is that Vincent told her about his life and how he died and Charles and Charlotte went away for Charles to get his head straight while Violette and Phillipe took their place to help the revenants fight and protect before the numas' could attack them. Though only Kate knew that there was something wrong with the two new comers when the numas' came into her papa's gallery to take the book and find out where these ancient healers are to tell them who is the champion and because the numas' said aloud that she killed Lucien when none of the numas' knew about it but the revenants. At the end they took Vincent away from Kate when they found out he was the champion. They knew he was weak from absorbing the energy from the numas' when they die. They took him for Violette, a traitors, for her to take all of his energy to be powerful while Vincent is a ghost forever. They couldn't find Vincent until Kate got flowers from Violette which meant funeral. Later she saw the flowers glowing and she knew she killed him already.
What I like about this book is that it's pretty suspenseful and sad. It's very interesting because it's the second book all the next series of the novels get even more interesting eventually. Also because Jules shows off his true feelings for Kate.
What I dislike is that Vincent got taken away from Kate which then she suffered loneliness and was worried she will never get back with him ever again. Also when she found out that he was locked up in a castle where Violette can take away his energy and die which would be worthless to call the others and tell them that he was there because Nicolas told Kate it would be because it would probably be to late.
“not as good as the 1st. Has not as much action and is not as interesting”~F3R~x) I haven't been here a lot...BUT I STILL LOVE BOOKS OVER BOYS! >:D wrote this review Friday, October 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No