Until I Die (Revenants #2) by Amy Plum
Published Date: May 8th 2012
My rating: 4 out of 5
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.
*Sigh* Vincent and Kate. Two of the most wonderful characters I've read in a long time. In Die for Me the premise of the story was very much about Kate discovering Vincent's secret and how she coped with his revenant background.
Until I Die is very much a middle book. Kate and Vincent are settling into the comforts of their relationship, and they are very much in love. When two new/older revenants replace Charlotte and Charles in the Maison things start to go abit arry injecting tension vetween Vincent and Kate. Arthur immediately shows his distaste for Kate's humanness, but Violette shows compassion for Kate's youth and seems very much in awe of hers and Vincent's unity.
But even though their leader is dead, the enemy - numa - are making another stance. Various revenant abodes get burgled including Papy's gallery. The plot explodes as Vincent gets involved with a project so secretive that he cannot enlighten Kate or ease her mind, even though it could be the answer to their own predicament. This secret doesn't sit well with Kate. Vincent begins to look ill and in need of his dormancy more and more just to recover from the repercussions. As a throwback Kate begins her own investigation of the revenant history to try and discover another way of staying with Vincent and slowing down his compulsion to die saving people. Soon rumours drift in that another mysterious leader has taken place of Lucien and is searching for something to do with a revenant Champion.
With secrets building up on both sides Kate falls back on newbie Violette to take her mind off things and the two become closer. Georgia, Kate's older sister, also brings a lighter side of life to Kate's which is getting ever darker as she and Vincent step around one another without revealing what they are each up to.
All of the previous characters have their own roles that play an important part resulting in a finale and cliffhanger that will have you screaming for the next book.
First of all, I loved this book just a little less than Die for Me but I still loved it. The Parisien setting is wonderfully written, the revenant history has been expanded so we get to learn more about the lore and myths of Vincent and his family. The new characters are intriguing, but I guessed something was wrong! And Georgia adds to the spice with her quirky and realistic say-it-how-it-is attitude.
This book has lot more action and suspense that keeps you gripped to the story just hoping that our favourite charcters make it to the end - but do they?
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