The Revenants Series: Amy Plum
I love these books! I read Die For Me when it was originally released last year. I re-read it again before I read Until I Die—so, I decided to review the two together. Enjoy!
Die For Me – Book 1
In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.
When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life–and memories–behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.
Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant–an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.
Saying I loved this book is not sufficient. It is a must read for all YA fans. The characters are developed so fully it feels like the characters are your friends and you grow to love them, and care for them. The setting is richly developed, so if you have never been to Paris—this book gives you a chance to explore! I loved the unique storyline, and I can’t wait for book two!
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 cliffhanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.
Everyone fears the “second book syndrome” in a trilogy. Until I Die, is a masterpiece. It is bigger and better than Die For Me. The world of the revenants are explored more, and the reader learns a lot about the background of Vincent and his ‘family’.
The romantic plot is much more passionate in this novel. Until I Die made me see how deep their love for one another really stems. Even though it’s not an all-consuming, lust-filled romance, the love for each other is definitely present. Their desperation fills the pages, but with a refreshing air of maturity. Almost as if they’ve together for years already. Add a Parisian setting to the mix, and we’ve got an enchanting love story.
An utterly shocking ending will make you long for the final book. It’s not every author who would dare go the route Amy went; I love how she’s not afraid to make things happen. This is not a fairy tale! For this reason though, I can see how some may not be to happy with it, nonetheless I thought it was an amazingly heartfelt, passionate ending that brings a lot of emotions to the surface. Book 3 – If I Should Die – promises to be heartbreaking and thoroughly intense.