My Rating: 4 hearts
Thoughts on the Novel: Over my winter break, I’m going to trying to catch up on some series. One of the series I’ve fallen behind on is Amy Plum’s Revenants series.
I don’t know if it was because I read Die For Me such a long time ago, but I found it a bit hard to get into Until I Die. Once Until I Die captured my interest though, I remembered why I love this series. Besides transporting the reader to Paris, I love the amazing chemistry between all the characters. The revenants’ friendships feel so real, and make me wish that they actually existed so that I could get the opportunity to hang out with them.
Another highlight of this series is the romance between Kate and Vincent. Although Vincent promised Kate in Die For Me that he would try to not die while rescuing humans, I loved that Kate realizes in Until I Die that sacrificing himself is part of Vincent’s nature a revenant. She’s willing to try and find a solution to make their relationship work long-term, but she doesn’t want it to come at Vincent’s expense. Vincent, though, lost a few points in my book because of his refusal to tell Kate what he was doing as an alternative to dying. Despite his behaviour, I still love Vincent, and consider Kate and Vincent to be one of my favourite YA couples.
A well-written sequel that delves deeper into the mythology of the revenants, Until I Die ends with a shocking cliffhanger! I’ve already started reading If I Should Die to see how the Revenants trilogy is concluded.
Until I Die was released in May 2012 by HarperTeen.