Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Until I Die , by Amy Plum

Until I Die (Revenants, #2)
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published May 3rd 2012)
0062004042 (ISBN13: 9780062004048)
edition language
original title
Until I Die
Paris (France)
Villefranche-sur-Mer (France)

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.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series

 My Review
This was just as good as the first book in the series if not better. For me there just seemed to be a whole lot more depth and detail and power gone into making the book as exciting and thought provoking as needed. The pages turned from one to the next in a very powerful way and it really seemed to make me want to read on so that I could live through the authors words and escape into a whole new world where nothing else mattered. You could see that something mysterious and undefined was happening within the pages of this novel in that there was more than one secret being hidden. None of the secrets were actually eligible to digest and tear apart and that of course makes the novel more grasping because your left not knowing what to believe, to think or to understand, your left with this perception that there are deep and daark family histories causing a huge depressing affect on all members involved. 

I think for me the highlight of the book was probably violette because she just seemed to come across as the kind of girl that you would hope to make friends with. She was confused and stuck in a world that she had brought up within but at the end of it all shee merely wanted to learn and to fit in. Or well that was how she appeared anway. I admit my suspicions of her and how close she wanted to be with kate did start to sneak in because she seemed to come across as a little to clingy and needy. She wanted to know that everything Kate was doing was right and needed to know everything. There does seem to be an ongoing joke throughout the series of them all being stalkers, but I think in this case she was certainly more stalkerish than the rest. I think that the author purposely tries to confuse us into thinking that arthur is the bad guy by making him come across as rude and obnoxious and I think that this was easily done as back in the time that those two were clearly based upon, the men were the power and head of control, meaning that they saw over what was fit and what was not.

It was easier therefore to make Arthur look like the bulley, the one who disliked kate and he had to do what he was told to do for fear of losing perhaps the only companion that he has ever had by his side. But it seems that he two was mislead into believing something that was not entirely true. This instantly made me wonder if any other members of the family were hiding things. Were they actually all after different things, all have different intentions and conclusions on how they would like everything to end and should we see them all fall apart by the end of the series? It does leave you instantly wishing you had that next novel right this very second even when it clearly does not exist yet. Even now my fingers are permantly and prominantly itching to find out what occurs next because I fail to believe that the end of that novel was the end. After all why would you kill of the main hottie only to have him speak to kate as the very final words of the book? Thats an invite all of its own to allowing the reader to know that there is more to come and that they should hold there breathe.

I do feel that this one was more ejoyable than the first. Perhaps it is because we have got to know the characters more and so we can therefore settlle into the plot and storyline more. Or perhaps there are just more things to reach out and grasp with regards to this one. I feel that therefore this novel is all than more worthy of its five star rating. It made me chuckle, cry and gasp. It just made the emotions rage within me and the very fact that I am now going to have to distract my mind with another novel because I do not have the next book is a good sign of me wanting and needing more. I feel it is a worthy series that I would happily place on my shelves with the others that I have owned. Please if you get a chance find yourself a copy and read. I promise you will not be disappointed....or at least I hope you wont be.
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing  

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