Friday, August 10, 2012 15:26

Review 62. Amy Plum – Until I die.

Until I Die (Revenants, #2)Title: Until I die.
Author: Amy Plum.
Pages: 357.
Published: May 8th 2012 (first published May 3rd 2012) .
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers.
Sort: Part 2 from ‘Die for me.’
Review part 1. Die for me.

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.
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"But this is the twenty-first century. And I’ve got this”—I pulled out the signum and held it up for him to see—“that says I’m kindred. And I’ve got this”—I pointed at my head—“that says I’m as smart as you. And I have this”—I held up my middle finger—“that says go to hell, you immortal bigot.”

The first half of the book: swooning and eating each others faces. I really started to get annoyed. I understand that you want to kiss all day, hell, I kiss all day if I get the chance – but you don’t see me writing a book about it. I want action people! I want a story with a proper story line. Just throw Jules in, that would make it at least better. We do get a lot of time with Victoria and Arthur. They are new in the group and they are here to help them with the Numa problem. They are keeping low and it’s suspicious. They have a new leader, but the Revenants have no idea who it is.

Well, after that, it becomes better. Luckily, otherwise I don’t think I could have finished it. Kate decides to find more information, since Vincent is experimenting on his own – and he looks like a mess. He is trying to find a way to resists his urge to die, but Kate doesn’t like the secrecy. After a long search, she finds an old book with a possible solution. Unfortunately, the information is not complete and of course: she does find a second copy with the rest. She visits the place, but the owner is gone for some time. In the mean time, they swoon a bit more. Kate gets the chance to talk to the owner and the old lady knows a way to help Vincent.

That’s when the action picks up. The old lady is kidnapped and the Numa finally attack. The leader stands up and the Numa take Vincent away. He is supposed to be the Champion and the leader wants to kill him to take over his power. Are they able to safe Vincent?

Opinion.
The ending annoys me. Not only because it’s an open ending: now I really want to find out what happens next.. Which means that I have to read the next book. It also surprised me, I have to admit that. The ending was more exciting than the rest of the book (although that’s not so hard). I’m sorry for being so harsh! I don’t like to be mean, so let me say a couple of things I did like – because in the end, I read the whole book.

Kate is developing more. I liked that she searched for information behind Vincent’s back: she is not planning to stay stupid. Vincent thinks he can keep Kate safe if he keeps her in the dark: think twice pretty boy. I think Georgia is fantastic. She is everything I’m not. Flirty and easy going with other people. Her humor is nice. If we would skip all the romance, it could be a pretty good book.

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Mel@thedailyprophecy

Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.

7 comments:

  1. That's a good review. For me Until I die is better than the first one but the end annoyed me too.
    I met Amy Plum in Paris a few months ago she is very nice :). I can't wait to read the third book anyway !

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  2. I have not read this or Die for me. Looks great both, love your review. The cover is beautiful:)

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  3. I LOL'ed at your adorable beginning. Awww, swooning's supposed to make you swoon ALONG so I'm sorry you felt like that, Mel :( Haven't read this book but I'm thankful for your honest review! Too bad the ending was disappointing as well, but great job looking at the bright side of it! <3 Lovely review, Mel!

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  4. Great review Mel! Sorry to hear you didn't like it, but I totally get it with the whole excessive smooching! X)

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  5. Hmmm, not good to hear. I haven't read the first one yet. It's on my shelf, though.

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  6. I agree with your feelings about the ending. It was so vague that I am wondering how it will be reconciled in the next book. Kate's emerging assertiveness is nice to see. She has developed so much since the first book.

    Oh! Paper Pages

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  7. Thanks for the great review, I have put off reading this because I only Liked the first book. I think now I will wait for the third book to come out to continue the series. I don't really like open endings.

    Emily @ Falling For YA

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