Friday, April 26, 2013

Amy's View: If I Should Die by Amy Plum

If I Should Die by Amy Plum
♦publisher: HarperTeen
♦release date: May 7th, 2013
♦hardcover, 405 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦series: Revenants, book 3
  reviews of Die for Me & Until I Die
♦source: ALA
I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?

Review:  Amy Plum doesn’t disappoint in this heart stopping conclusion of the Revenants series. 

I love how this book picks up exactly where the last book left off. No lapse in time, no momentary pause, just the space of a heart beat and a breath. After Until I Die, Kate is left with the pieces of a shattered heart, holding on to every ounce of hope one can have, basing her life on the whispering of two words she believes she heard,“ mon- ange.”Not only Vincent’s secret name for Kate but the sign that means all is not destroyed. Resulting in more questions than there are answers. 

This series endures on with the ultimate battle of good and evil, in revenant proportions. A story of sacrifice and strength, including fortitude of character, along with what one person is willing to sacrifice to bring back their one true love.

In this epic conclusion, the time has come for the numa and the barida to battle it out in legendary proportions. While a new light shines bright like a beacon, the destiny of Kate and Vincent is finally revealed. With echoes of love and loss resonating throughout, their heart’s desires leads to a path of healing and bloodshed. Friends will live and friends will die, some will even betray their own, as all gets revealed. New definition of heroes and villains are defined.

Amy Plum paints an alluring and realistic description of a picturesque Paris, making the streets come alive. The story takes you on a historical tour of French art history and language as well as keeping it all beautifully tied into the storyline.

The heart stopping conclusion doesn’t disappoint and even left me with a tear as I closed the book to a series I adored. It is hard to say farewell.
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  1. Good post with great explanation. Way of writing and convincing is glorious. Eyes on the topic like Arjun’s eyes. Seriously I never read this kind of post ever.

  2. I'm not such a fan of this series, but I still can't wait to read the conclusion. Especially when you say it wasn't disappointing :)


  3. I just finished this one and I LOVED it! I'm sad to say goodbye to these characters! :(

  4. Thanks for the great review! I'm so behind... just got book 1 so I'm catching up :)