Until I Die by Amy Plum

UntilIDieTitle: Until I Die

Author: Amy Plum

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Pages: 357

Rating: 3.5/5

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.

This is the second book by Amy Plum, and the second book in this trilogy (can’t recall the name at the moment). I read the first book sometime last year, so I couldn’t quite remember whether or not I liked it a lot or somewhat, although I knew I had given it a 4 star rating. Despite being unable to remember, though, I knew that I was happy to read this book. Now that I’ve read it, I feel slightly disappointed in it.

I remember that the main character, Kate, kind of annoyed me sometimes, although it was understandable since she was undergoing the aftermath of losing her parents and leaving behind her home in the U.S. to come to Paris, France. Things got a little more interesting once she met Vincent and the revenants. Now that she’s helped save them once, I figured things could continue getting better, but I feel like this book focused too much on romantic issues between Kate and Vincent. Kate’s older sister also annoyed me more than I remember having done so in the first book.

I also saw the main twist coming soon enough that I got quite frustrated with Kate for not figuring it out herself. She was convinced the villain behind the main conflict was someone else, and she spent a while refusing to believe she was wrong, even when other people repeatedly told her otherwise. So, by the time she did actually figure it out (because it was literally right in front of her face), I was getting pretty fed up with her.

Despite my issues with this book, I’ll probably read the last book, since I’ve read two-thirds of the series now. Hopefully it’ll take all the things I’ve enjoyed about these two books (which has been enough to keep me reading so far) and will leave out all the rest.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


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