Monday, January 27, 2014

If I Should Die (Revenants, #3) by Amy Plum ~ Review

Source: Purchased audio book

I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?,%201

My Thoughts:

 3 stars - A bit predictable but a nice ending
First Impression... I have loved the covers of all three of the books in this series despite the "girl in a dress" issue.  I was interested to read this one to see if I was right about how this book would end.
The Story...I was pretty sure I knew what would happen in this book and I was right.  Nothing surprised me and that kinda made me sad. 
The Characters...I have struggled with Kate through the series.  She never reminded me of a teenager.  I really saw her as twenty- something.  But I will say that I loved her passion in the first half of this book as she was determined to get what she wants even as she faced the truth with her grandparents.  As for Vincent, I loved him.  He is probably the reason that I loved the first book so much.  I loved learning more about things that happened in that first book.
The Writing...This book is elegantly written.  I've enjoyed that aspect of the books all along. I enjoyed the tour of Paris and the French culture that is so much a part of this story.
Could I put It Down...I listened to this book and while I enjoyed it I did put it down several times.  Honestly this book was pretty predictable.  I finished it only to see if I was right, which I was.
In The End... I enjoyed the book and the series.  The first book is my favorite and I wasn't as happy with the second and third book.  It's too bad because this book is a little bit different and there's not enough of different. 

About This Author:

Amy Plum is the author of the International Bestsellers DIE FOR ME (Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal), UNTIL I DIE, and IF I SHOULD DIE. The books have been translated into eleven foreign languages. The trilogy is accompanied by an eNovella entitled DIE FOR HER.

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.

After being raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in a rather restrictive environment, AMY PLUM escaped to Chicago to an even more restrictive environment at a university that expelled people for dancing. (And where she was called to the dean’s office for “wearing too much black”.) After all of that restrictiveness, she was forced to run far far away, specifically to Paris, France, where she only wore black and danced all she wanted.

After five years in Paris, she ventured to London, where she got an M.A. in Medieval Art History, specializing in Early Sienese Painting (1260-1348) mainly because it promised almost no hope of finding a paying job afterward.

Amy managed to find work in the world of art and antiques in New York. But after almost a decade of high-pressure lifestyle in the Big Apple, she swapped her American city for a French village of 1300 inhabitants.

After signing with HarperCollins for the DIE FOR ME series, Amy left her job as an English professor at Tours University to write full-time. She now lives in Paris with her two kids and big red dog Ella.

She is a huge fan of Edward Gorey and Maira Kalman (and collects both of their books/art), as well as David Sedaris, Amadeo Modigliani, and Ira Glass.


  1. I still need to get around to this one and finish the series... I think I know what is going to happen too which is why I haven't picked it up yet... I will eventually because I adore Vincent and I want to see where the story goes. Great review!

  2. oh no. I am sorry this one was predictable, unfortunate really. I think I bought book 1 recently, will have to try and dig in.

  3. I gave up on this series, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  4. I agree with you on this one. I enjoyed it, and it was nice to see the series end well. However, it was predictable and slow at times. I'm hoping her newest dystopian book will be better.

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