Until I Die by Amy PlumUntil I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die

byAmy Plum

Paperback | April 9, 2013

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The internationally bestselling sequel to the paranormal romance Die for Me, which Aprilynne Pike, New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, said "delivers a refreshingly human heroine alongside a hero truly deserving the title."

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of love. Only, there isn't exactly a happily ever after with the revenants…. Vincent promises to do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate. But will their happiness come at too high a price? If he doesn't sacrifice himself to save others, innocent people will 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, the first book of the trilogy, Amy Plum created a captivating story and unique mythology, causing Booklist to declare, "Move over, Bella and Edward." Now with Until I Die the saga continues, and as Kirkus said, "Plum handles the intrigue and builds tension, ending with a major cliffhanger that should compel readers to the final book in the trilogy."

This paperback edition has extras inside. Discover the official playlist; enjoy a sneak peek at If I Should Die, the final book in the trilogy; and more!

Amy Plum is the international bestselling author ofAfter the Endand the Die for Me series. She spent her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, her twenties in Chicago and Paris, and several more years in London, New York, and the Loire Valley. Now she lives in Paris and swears she'll never move again.
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Title:Until I DieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062004050

ISBN - 13:9780062004055

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very great sequel! Not as good as the first book, which was truly amazing, but this second book of the series was still a very good read! It makes me want to read the third as soon as possible!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Read A little disappointed. Wasn't as exciting as the first book. However, after that ending, looks like I got to read the next book. Can't be left hanging.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sequel that measures up! I devoured the first book in this series, and this one absolutely did not disappoint. The characters were just as heartwarming and Paris just as stunning. Thank god for a series that doesn't suffer from 2nd book syndrome! I was relieved to have the third book on hand to dive into instantly and actually recommend that route to anyone that loves the series. Trust me. If you love #1, #2 won't disappoint and you'll need #3 immediately.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great sequel to Die for Me! You get to see more of Vincent and Kate's relationship. Amy Plum captures her readers attention from the very first chapter and leads them on an emotional roller coaster. Great read!
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs more action! I absolutely loved the first one. I loved Vincent so much and he instantly became a book crush. Both he and Kate made a great couple, and although they had the chemistry going on, their relationship sort of went in the way of the overall plot. The plot had great potential and it was just as exciting as the first book. I loved the idea of the Revenants, and Kate managed to develop into a stronger character (remember the middle finger incident? haha!). My favorite characters still are Jules and Vincent. Their personalities are likable and I?m glad they haven?t changed a bit. Although the book was a good one, there were quite a full lulls throughout the story, and as mentioned before, Kate and Vincent?s romance marred it. Don?t get me wrong, I love them both together, they had wonderful chemistry and a great romance, but I don?t want to read their sappy one liners, and how much they love being in each other?s company. I want the plot to keep going, I want to see the action, I want to see what next suspenseful thing is coming next. But I?m stuck reading on love and kissing scenes. Not quite what I had in mind. On top of that, the action really happens in the last 50 pages. So it felt as if time was wasted. So, it?s worth a read because it?s the second in the series, but I?m hoping the third will be better. A little less on the sappy romance, more action on more Revenants please!
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This book is an amazing continuation of the first book. The characters are lively as ever, the romance between Kate and Vincent continues to melt hearts and the conflict is engaging as new characters and plot lines are introduced. Definitely opens up for the next and last book of the trilogy and makes you want it NOW!
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I love story so intense and beautiful with so much sadness.... made me cry and lau mkogh and smile throughout the whole book... i cant imaine anyone not liking this book...
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the first and in some ways better! :D I totally loved the second one to this series. I loved the new characters and how they were described. I loved the new plot and the new surprises. I think in some ways the plot of this one was in some ways better then the first one. I loved the way the author described and how she planned out the events. The speed of the book was great. Not too slow and not too fast.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Lovers of DIE FOR ME - an equally fabulous sequel! After loving Die For Me to absolute bits, it goes without saying that I absolutely had to have Until I Die. Despite being a little more slow in pace, this sequel by Amy Plum manages to pull readers who fell head over heels in love for Die For Me back into her world only to succumb to it's deliciously thrilling twists and turns all over again.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sequel to Die For Me Does Not Disappoint! Seriously??? We've got to wait a WHOLE YEAR to find out what happens????!!!! I honestly don't think I can survive it!! Yes, you guessed it... Until I Die ended on one heckuva cliffhanger... and I normally despise those dreaded things. I have always felt that if an author's writing is THAT good -- and Amy Plum's is THAT good -- they don't need one to entice the reader to come back. That was very true with Amy's first book, Die For Me. But that said, this was a GOOD cliffhanger -- if there is such a thing -- a real heart-breaker with a tinge of hope mixed in. So, I will forgive Amy this one time. And so once again... this installment in the Revenants trilogy gets FIVE BRIGHT and SHINEY stars from me and is going to be shelved amongst my favourites! The sequel to Die For Me did not disappoint one iota... in fact, I think I loved it even more. Everything I adored about the first book was turned up a notch in Until I Die. There was plenty of Kate and Vincent, plenty of romance, plenty of Paris, plenty of the other revenants (good and bad) and plenty more revenant lore to sink our teeth into -- all woven around another great plot that had me riveted! Picking up where Die For Me left off, we get to witness Kate and Vincent's love story really take root. There is no shortage of toe-curling romance in this book. Vincent promised Kate to be an extraordinary boyfriend to make up for the extraordinary circumstances they face together, and he certainly holds nothing back. From winter picnics to a private box at the Belshoi Ballet to sword lessons to just hanging out. And through all of this, we really get to witness what an awesome pair these two make. Together... they can take on the world. The problem is... when they go off and do things separately... that's when things go awry and they become more vulnerable. Each is looking for a solution to making it easier for Vincent to resist the urge to die at the hands of saving another life. He made that promise to her in the last book because Kate -- having such a difficult time with her own parent's death -- knew she couldn't handle Vincent dying over and over again. In this book, we learn much more about the mechanics of this compulsion they have to saving lives... it's more than just being noble. Another thing I loved about this book is getting more Jules and Ambrose. I 'heart' those two. Jules continues his flirty ways with Kate... and how... and always just shy of crossing the line. I almost feel sorry for him because he truly is a sweetheart. Not that he would ever dream of taking Kate away from Vincent (well... maybe he might daydream just a little about such a prospect). And Ambrose... has taken on Kate's big brotherly/bodyguard duties with lots of charm and humour. I adore these two best friends of Vincent's. And finally Kate and Vincent. Because they really are so much better as a team, it's hard to talk about them separately. Kate sort of feels like she's straddling two completely different worlds and not entirely fitting into either... but Vincent is helping her work through that. I love that Kate remains independent and thinks for herself despite how good she is with Vincent. She's still thoughtful, insightful and smart. She's developing a tough outer shell through the confidence Vincent has in her and in teaching her how to fight. In Jules's words... "she's kick-ass". Vincent still remains the chivalrous and charming revenant that we instantly fell in love with in the previous book... and more so. With a much larger presence in this installment, we get to see what Kate really loves about him. Yes, he speaks and acts like he's from a different time -- and that rubs some people the wrong way -- but not with me -- I can easily melt into a puddle of goo with Vincent's words to Kate and the way he looks at her. Vincent's got a gentle and loving side but watch out when he's protecting Kate or his kindred... he's a force, let me tell you. He's definitely one of my favourite leading men... and I simply cannot resist a guy wielding a sword! Even though, typically, middle books are painful to get through, what I found pleasantly surprising is that this isn't the case for most of this middle book. Yes, the blasted cliffhanger at the end was a real humdinger but Until I Die was seriously one awesome book!!! Amy Plum's eloquent writing style flowed like water over river rocks. It was incredibly hard to put down when life got in the way... and I couldn't wait to get back to it. Amy expertly places the events in and around Paris, making me long to go there. She cleverly merged more great revenent lore and mythology into one swoon-worthy love story with an intriguing and suspenseful plot line. Did I mention there was a stinker of a cliffhanger?? Oh yes... I did... it's going to be a looooong year!
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Follow Up There is something special about a book set in Paris. Perhaps its the history, and the romantic atmosphere I always equate with that city, ( oh how I long to visit) it seems so magical. This is the second book in the Revenants series,and although I think that Die For Me would have made a great stand alone, I was excited to revisit the story and the characters of Kate and Vincent. I truly adore them as a couple. Kate is determined and strong, yet has already dealt with so much in life. She and Vincent seem made for each other except for the fact that Vincent is immortal and Kate is not. They meet their challenges head on, despite the reserved support of family and friends. The book was a bit slow in the beginning, though in hindsight I can see the how the plot was laid out before us. I had my suspicions of who the new enemy would be and kept shouting it out to Kate but it seems characters in books never listen. Overall, a good follow up, but the ending left me yelling NO!!!! When will the next one be out? How does Amy Plum expect me to wait? For more reviews visit: www.lostinthelibrary.com
Date published: 2012-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD! Last year I was greatly surprised by Die For Me (Revenants #1). The story was so original and well written, and the characters were so real and lovable that I immediately placed the book among my favorite releases of the year. This time, Until I Die (Revenants #2) absolutely blew my mind, and also, smashed my soul to a million pieces (Oh my God! what an ending!). The story picks-up soon after the ending of Die For Me. Kate and Vincent are a lovely couple, but of course they have this big problem going on due to Vincent's compulsion to die for humans. This obviously complicates Kate and Vincent's relationship. So, Vincent starts an experiment that will help him to avoid his desire to die, but unfortunately this experiment also has its risks (which I wont give away). In the other hand, Kate researches another way to help Vincent to fight his revenant nature and help him to stay alive long enough until... until the day Kate grows old and dies. The second installment of this invigorating paranormal romance absolutely stole my heart. If I loved Revenants before, now I love them even more! Amy Plum's marvelous story telling kept me turning pages with no stop. I love how mature and realistic Kate's character is. Specially the way she handles her presence into the paranormal world she is now part of. In addition, Vincent is as captivating as always yet, he is not the typical and perfect fictional knight in shining armor. Vincent, regardless being a supernatural being himself, feels really human and real to the reader. That is what makes Vincent so alluring. He is believable. I love so many things about Until I Die and I could talk about the plot, the fascinating Parisian setting, the well developed characters and the enthralling Revenant concept forever. Yet, I obviously prefer you to experience this spellbinding love story by yourself. I 100% recommend it! With a heart-wrenching ending that yet sparks with hope, Until I Die will make you feel hundreds of emotions at the same time. Amy Plum has definitely played one of her greatest cards and I cannot wait to know how she will conclude this enthralling story (and one of my favorites!) in If I Should Die, the third and last book of this fabulous trilogy. Here I have another long torture to bear until If I Should Die hits the shelves.
Date published: 2012-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll Keep Reading Until I Die I have to say that this trilogy has been bouncing around in my mind since I read the first book a couple of months ago. I was so happy that I found the first book so soon to the second's release, but now I'm wishing that I didn't. "Until I Die" must be one of my favourite teen romances in the world, not even "The Hunger Games" can compare to this trilogy. I thought the first book was amazing, but the second one is much much better than the first in my opinion. I couldn't believe that this trilogy could get more interesting, but it just did. Kate and Vincent have got to be one my favourite couples in the literary world. They're so perfect for each other, they're almost identical in terms of everything. They have the same worries, beliefs, and thoughts of love that they are absolutely made for each other. That is until they start distrusting each other. And it's not because of a love triangle, which thank God is not in this book and likely won't. Kate and Vincent are both trying to find a way to make their relationship work without harming Kate and without Vincent dying to save others. They both can't live without each other, but it's worse to see the other get hurt. It seems they may be successful by saving their relationship, but the couple are deceived by someone in the revenants' home. A traitor working with the numa. There is this ancient prophecy stating that "The Champion" will be able to destroy the numa for good and somehow find a way for human-revenant relationships to work. I'm not quite sure how this works, but both are connected to the same person. And I bet you can guess who this "Champion" is. The last few chapters go by quickly where all is revealed and we learn who "The Champion" is if you didn't already know, and we figure out who the traitor is. I was completely wrong with who the traitor was, so I'm not going to mention my blindness as it all made sense in the end to whom was the traitor. This traitor reveals its plans on how to take over the numa and revenants as he/she hates humans. He/she hates how these undead beings needs to interact with humans to survive, who are ungrateful to their undead heroes. The plan of the traitor's states that whoever takes the energy of "The Champion" will become the leader of all undead beings. Sounds simple, but to take the energy of "The Champion" he/she must die or become a soul wandering the Earth forever. If you haven't guessed who "The Champion" is, well it's Vincent. And it was the help of Kate that made him who he is. Their love for each other made him terribly strong and able to have all these powers that are triggered with human relationships. Once Vincent realizes he's "The Champion" he tries his best to protect Kate, but gets kidnapped instead. No one knows if he's alive or not, but it's clear that Vincent must die for the traitor to become an almighty ruler. Curse you cliffhangers! The writing was exceptional as usual. I felt like I was pulled into the story and experiencing it myself. The characters were relatable and I felt so terrible for them at times that I realized they weren't real, just characters. Now I must wait until next year for the third book, "If I Should Die". Isn't the title just interesting?
Date published: 2012-05-14

Editorial Reviews

“Intense romance, action-packed adventure, filled with danger and uncertainty.”