Until I Die (Revenants #2) by Amy Plum

Saturday, 13 October 2012.

Until I Die (Revenants, #2)Until I Die by Amy Plum
Published: 3rd May 2012
By: Atom
Source: copy from publisher in exchange for an honest review

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well, it took me five days to get through this book and I think that speaks volumes. I really struggled with Until I Die, a book I had been really looking forward to reading, having absolutely loving Die for Me.

It's been a while since I read Die for Me so I don't remember every little detail, just the enjoyment I had from reading it. So I was very surprised to find myself feeling quite negative towards Kate. She just really didn't appeal to me throughout this book.

But I was still completely in adoration of Vincent, and that's probably what kept me going. The hardship that he was going through in this book for Kate just pee'd me off. While we don't find out exactly what it is until the end, we do know that it's not something that's doing him any good. He has bags under his eyes and sometimes literally looks like death warmed up. While I admired him for doing it, and trying to make it easier on Kate being with him, I felt that he shouldn't have to be doing anything, that she should have just accepted him as he was.

I very quickly guessed who the enemy was going to be and didn't like them from the start. A lot of the time I had an idea what was going on with their motives and couldn't figure out how no one else could see it, so needless to say, that was very annoying.

The secondary characters that we know and love from Die for Me actually play very little part in Until I Die and I missed the banter I had enjoyed between them all previously.

Kate begins to do her own sleuthing then on trying to find a cure for Vincent which does add a little bit more interest, but this isn't until almost halfway through. We learn more about the history of the Revenant's and the Numa and of a prophecy that tells of a Champion among the Revenant's, who will be able to destroy the Numa once and for all. But the person who kills the Champion, will automatically take all their powers.

Any action or excitement in this book didn't occur until the very end. And then it ends on a woeful cliffhanger. I was left feeling so mad that I just wanted to fling this book out of the nearest window. I couldn't believe that I had struggled through this boring, dullness for the past five days for it to end with that.

Obviously, such a cliffhanger ensures that I will indeed pick up the next book despite the fact that this was pure insipidness.

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Rachel said...

Oh my, I think I'll wait until the 3rd book comes out before I pick this up. How frustrating! I read and loved Die For Me as well, Suzanne, so I had high hopes for this one too. Unfortunate that Kate isn't very likeable in this one. Thanks for the wonderful and informative review. :)

Maji Bookshelf said...

aww.. i hate it when sequels tend to suck BIG time compared to the first book! :( and again, i hate it when everything is so predictable, ESPECIALLY in mystery books.. thanks for your honest review!
- Farah @ MajiBookshelf

Unknown said...

Major bummer! I liked If I Die but I wasn't a huge fan by any means so this keeps getting put off. I am guessing Vincent not dying is hurting him?! I remember him promising Kate he wouldn't make her go through him dying anymore which did seem ridiculous since he comes back to life anyway and he is saving people! I heard it is a sucky cliffhanger. Those are really on my nerves these days.

Unknown said...

Aww, that sounds very frustrating, Suzanne! I'm sorry that you had to get through this experience. I loved Vincent, so it's a relief to hear that he's as amazing as before. Too bad that Kate becomes annoying here! Aaah, sequel problem. :P

Anyway, thank you for your honest, insightful review! <3 I think I'll wait until the third book comes out before picking this. :D

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

It's the worst feeling getting to the end of a book and feeling as though you have wasted your time. Especially for us, when we have so much to read. I doubt I'll pick this up as I wasn't a huge fan of the first book. Great review, Suzanne!

Jasprit said...

I have yet to pick the first book up in this series, so skimmed over just in case of spoilers! I'm so sorry this book didn't work out for you Suzanne, especially as you went into it with high expectations! Thanks for the honest review I hope the next book works out for you if you decide to pick it up! :)

emaginette said...

I wish I could endure cliffhangers, but I just won't do it anymore. :-)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Well I will avoid this series until it is published. We a.l know how much I despise the cliffhanger. Thanks for the warning. Love your new button, I am making a note to change it out on my blog! Have a great day!

A Canadian Girl said...

Aw, it's too bad you didn't enjoy this one as much as you did Die For Me, Suzanne. I loved the first book so I hope I have better luck with this one. It's disappointing to hear though that Kate doesn't accept Vincent for who he is.

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