Author: Amy Plum
Review: Four Stars
*Sigh* I can't believe this series is over! Confession time, I got the final book on release date but didn't read it until winter break. Why? Because I'm the master of procrastination. That said, I LOVED it! The ending was just so perfect... *whimpers* I almost cried when it ended, not because it was sad, but because it was so right. I really enjoyed the first two books, but, if memory serves, they just didn't do it for me. If I Should Die swept them off their feet and now I'm dying to reread the entire series.
The main character is Kate. Before the novels start, her parents are killed in a car wreck. She and her older sister, Georgia, move to Paris, France to live with their grandparents. And yes, this takes place in France! There, she meets Vincent. He's handsome and kind, everything you could want in a guy, except for the fact that he happens to be an immortal revenant. Kate manages to deal with this amazingly well. And when everything stands in her way, Kate simply doesn't give up. How her plot line ended for me wasn't much of a surprise, but I liked it. Kate is incredibly selfless. She is ready to sacrifice everything for those she loves. She always manages to fight for what's right. She also makes mistakes. Instead of being 100% right 100% of the time, Kate messes up. She makes inaccurate assumptions. But then she fixes it. Kate cleans up her own messes, and needs no one to do it for her.
The overall plot of the books was good. I feel like book one and part of book two didn't tie into the end plot, but then again, I also haven't read the books in months. I remember bits and pieces. There's definitely romance. Like, the completely swoony kind. There's actions, I distinctly remember explosions and, at one point, someone gets chopped to piece. (Don't worry, he'll just come back, revenants tend to do that) There are so many amazing characters that I couldn't list them all if I tried. There's Charlotte, another revenant who is like the kick-butt girl of the group. Ambrose, the only American revenant in the France, is like the awesome big brother you never had. The list goes on and on. I love each and every character to bits, flaws and all. This trilogy is definitely worth the read! I give it four stars.
P.S. Be on the lookout for Amy Plum's new book, After the End, coming this spring!
Amy Plum is the author of the DIE FOR ME series, a YA trilogy set in Paris. The first and second book, DIE FOR ME and UNTIL I DIE are international bestsellers, and have been translated into eight different languages. The third book, IF I SHOULD DIE will be released in May 2013.
Amy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she can be found on most days either daydreaming or writing (or both) in a Parisian café.
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