Book Review: Until I Die

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Title: Until I Die (Revenants #2)

Author: Amy Plum

Summary: [from GoodReads]

 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.

My Review

I am so glad I won the first book in this series from Julie as a part of a package. I probably never would have tried it otherwise since they classify it as a “zombie” book. In my opinion it is SO not – it’s the shambling brain-eating zombies that I don’t like!

I still really loved the setting. It probably helps that I’ve been to Paris, so I actually have mental pictures to go with her descriptions. My favorite was the scene and descriptions of the Père Lachaise cemetery. It’s a beautiful cemetery in the first place, a wonderful inspiration for writing. Even though I was in Paris in the spring and the weather was beautifully sunny, I could vividly imagine the Héloise et Abélard monument in the bleak miserably rainy January she describes. It’s just such gorgeous imagery.

Another thing I really loved about this book was the complexity of the plot. Often in a second book I have a much easier time figuring things out. After all, I’m much more familiar with the characters and better able to predict their actions. Not so in this case! I didn’t see the ending coming for once. I had just as much trouble as the characters figuring out who was doing it and what their plans were! That’s really rare in a second book and I was definitely impressed.

I was also really impressed that Kate and Vincent’s relationship was so solid in book 2. Many of the paranormal romance trilogies I’ve read follow a pattern that has the main relationship on the outs for the majority of the second book, often for a stupid reason and a lack of communication. Kate and Vincent’s relationship is much more mature, for the most part, and I really appreciated that.

In short, I can’t think of a single thing I had a problem with in this book, and I can’t wait for book 3!

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5 Responses to “Book Review: Until I Die”

  1. Nancy says:

    I loved the first book in the series, so I definitely need to read this one. I’ve had it on my Kindle for some time now, just collecting electronic dust. Great review! :)

  2. I loved the setting from this book, but that’s actually the only thing.. I can’t connect with the characters and while the plot is okay, I wasn’t blown away. I’m only reading the third book because of that horrible ending!


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