This would be my first comeback review after a long reading and reviewing hiatus.
I’ve got Until I Die as an ARC and was dying to get my hands on it because the first book left me begging for more.
First off, I would like to emphasize that I love Ms. Plum. I love the way she writes and her creative way in making the dead so hot. :)
I love the chemistry between Kate and Vincent on the first book.
I also love the supporting characters specifically Jules (who doesn’t love Jules? *wink*)
I love the whole concept of the Revenants.
I love the setting (Where? Paris baby!)
Plus the cover of the first and second book were G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! (who’s with me??!)
There are tons of things to love about the Revenant series but this second book slightly disappointed me.
For me it wasn’t as good as the first one.
A lot of you might bash me for even saying that but really there are a lot of low points for me in this book but luckily the ending still made it a good book for me.
I just love unexpected endings! And this book despite the cliffhanger would definitely put you at the edge of your seat pleading for the next book!
Here the low lights of this book for me:
1. I love Kate and Vincent. I already made that clear on the first part of this review. Their relationship for me was as normal as breathing for me even though we all know how not normal their relationship is (falling in love with a dead person? Definitely not normal! :P) Their relationship for me here began from being “aww so cute” to “arrrggg they should split up” for me. I was like “OOOhh myyy Goosh she shouldn’t have done that or noooo he should have been honest with her”. Something was so not right with Kate and Vincent on this book. Their couple problem was actually the reason why the bad thing at the end of the book happened. *Ooopps. Sorry for the spoiler* There were secrets involved which caused misunderstandings and even more problem. I was like “Come on Vincent you’re becoming like paranoid Edward!” This just didn’t work well with me. I was hoping for something more.
2. It lacked action. Yeah there were a bit towards the end but yeah I was hoping the second book would have more kickass scenes but no there wasn’t much more than the first one. It became boring on the middle part of the book but at least it progressed towards the end.
3. It was a little predictable. Okay, I am gonna be honest, it was very predictable. I knew who the bad guy was from the very beginning. That was a big minus point for me.
4. Like the first book, this book has a slow pace. Too slow for me. It worked for the second book but not on this one. I was hoping it would increase its pace because this is the second book but it didn’t.
Yeah I know I noticed a lot of bad things but there were good things too.
1. Let me start with the cover. It is just so gorgeous. Sometimes the book’s cover makes a reader want to open its pages.
2. I get to learn more about the Revenant history more. I am always fascinated with how they started or if whether everyone does what they do or if whether they know everyone and how the Revenant thing worked. If you want to find out more about the Revenants definitely you’ll find your answers here. There was less action but more information.
3. I usually don’t like cliffhangers and this book has the worse one! Why worse? Because it would definitely make you want more of it. It was also definitely unexpected which makes it all the more “uuuhhhh! I wanna get my hands on you” book.
This may not be one of my favorite sequels but it the third one I think would be very much anticipated not just by me but by everyone!
I think this book suffered the “middle book syndrome”. It wasn’t so bad but for me it was just a little disappointing.
Will I still read the last book?
I want to know how everything will play out.
I want to see what happens to Vincent and Kate.
I want to know if Jules will find love. *giggle*
I want to know if Charles and Charlotte will move back to Paris.
There are tons of things that I want to know and hopefully the finale won’t disappoint me.
As much as I would like to give it 4 stars or more, I really couldn’t.
I give this book 3.5 stars!