Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die by Amy Plum
Published by Atom



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.  


***

I loved the first book in this series and I was desperate for this book to arrive. Problem is just over a year and about 200 books have passed since I read Until I die which meant I probably didn't enjoy this instalment as much as I should. I think it is also telling that it took me over a week to get this one read.

I enjoyed getting to know Kate and Vincent again but found myself playing catch up quite a lot with who everyone else was which confused me to say the least. I did enjoy getting into the history behind Vincent and his family a bit more and seeing that side which I found quite interesting. Also just like with Book 1 I loved the Parisian setting and getting a feel for the city.

This book had a "second in a trilogy" feel to it whereby you get all the build up but, I felt, not a hugely satisfying amount of action nor resolution to feel like a complete book in its own right which is something I am finding increasingly common in books which are number 2 of 3. This meant I struggled at times to keep going and actually lost interest quite a bit.

I must say I did like the ending and I cannot believe the book ended on such a cliff hanger. This is a clever trick leaving me wanting book 3 now. I just hope I either have time to reread the whole lot or am interested enough when it comes round to publication date to care.

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