Release Date ~ 5/8/12
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Swapped
Purchase: The Book Depository
Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.Kate and her zombie-angel boyfriend, Vincent return in the sequel to Amy Plum's bestselling debut, Die for Me, which in my mind was a good, solid debut that was lacking in some departments. Besides the debut part, that would be a pretty good way to describe Until I Die as well.
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.
I thought sequels were supposed to be about the problems the characters face getting bigger, and everything becoming more intense. Until I Die was the exact opposite. For the first 275 pages all that ever really happened was Kate and Vincent worrying about each-other. However, the climax was heart-wrenching and just plan epic. I feel like that if Plum could clock in a full 300 pages of interesting content, she could be a gem.
The only thing that I can think of off the top of my head that improved from Die for Me was the character development. I felt like I got to know and care about Kate more in Until I Die and we got to hear more and Vincent's past. They also introduced a very new and awesome villain that had me super scared!
The settings in Plum's books are always very lush and detailed. Being set in Paris gives her the advantage of one minute getting to be in the rich and colorful streets of downtown Paris, and the next in a dark and dingy allies.
Until I Die was overall a fun read, but in my eyes it didn't live up to its full potential.
Cover Comments: I love how practically everything is blue! The old Victorian (at least I THINK they're Victorian) buildings are a nice touch!