If I Should Die
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If I Should Die

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by Amy Plum
     
 

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If I Should Die delivers a stunning, deeply satisfying conclusion to the international bestselling Die for Me series by Amy Plum. VOYA raved, "There is plenty of romance, danger, and unpredictable turns against a backdrop of Paris. Those looking for something beyond the Twilight series will enjoy these fast reads about immortals."

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If I Should Die delivers a stunning, deeply satisfying conclusion to the international bestselling Die for Me series by Amy Plum. VOYA raved, "There is plenty of romance, danger, and unpredictable turns against a backdrop of Paris. Those looking for something beyond the Twilight series will enjoy these fast reads about immortals."

Kate is devastated. Her boyfriend, Vincent, is a revenant who has waited lifetimes to find her. But once he did their future together was shattered almost immediately. They were betrayed by a trusted ally who killed Vincent and destroyed his body so that he could not be reanimated. Now Vincent is doomed to roam the earth as a spirit. But Kate isn't willing to accept life without her true love. She'll risk anything to save him, even as their friend-turned-enemy begins to wage a war to rule over France's immortals.

Amy Plum created an intricate, original mythology for this young adult paranormal series. The books, set in the City of Lights, introduce readers to revenants, undead beings who must sacrifice themselves again and again to save the lives of strangers.

This paperback edition also includes a never-before-seen epilogue, a Q&A with the author, the official If I Should Die playlist, discussion questions, a preview of Amy Plum's next novel, and more!

Editorial Reviews

“Intense romance, action-packed adventure, filled with danger and uncertainty.”
VOYA - Kelly Czarnecki
The final book in the Die for Me series picks up right where Until I Die (HarperTeen, 2012/Voya April 2012) left off in a stunning scene at Paris's Sacre Coeur monument. Violette betrays the revenants by capturing Vincent and plans to destroy him. She believes he is the Champion, or the one who is prophesied to conquer the numam, those that become immortal by taking lives rather than saving them, which is opposite of the revenants. No longer just a feud between a few revenants and numa, Violette's actions threaten an all-out war. Kate, Vincent's girlfriend, knows that he is not completely destroyed. They can still communicate through their thoughts even if unable to see each other. Her devotion to Vincent remains steadfast as she is convinced that he will be able to be more than just a spirit. "Vincent still existed, even if his body didn't. The boy I loved so desperately hadn't completely disappeared." With the help of her understanding grandparents, and Vincent's family of revenants, she sets out to research the ritual that is needed to bring him back to life. Like the previous books in the trilogy, there is plenty of romance, danger, and unpredictable turns against a backdrop of Paris. Readers will be rooting for Kate and Vincent all the way. Those looking for something beyond the Twilight series will enjoy these fast reads about immortals and will likely relish the dose of history and research involved in Kate's journey to discover the truth. Reviewer: Kelly Czarnecki
School Library Journal
12/01/2013
Gr 9 Up—Surfaced secrets and life-changing discoveries abound in this fast-paced supernatural tale as it barrels toward its exciting, bittersweet conclusion. Bent on stealing powers that evil Violette believes Vincent possesses, she destroys his body, leaving him a drifting spirit. But Vincent is still able to contact his mortal love, Kate, and his revenant kindred (undead beings who spend their immortality sacrificing themselves for others). Kate refuses to lose Vincent forever, so she enlists help from her family, friends, and a supernatural healer. Her quest to find a ritual that could return him to physical form takes her from Paris to a secret antiquity collection in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Meanwhile, Violette, in her quest for power, continues to hunt for the Champion, the revenants' savior. While some readers might figure out the identity of the true Champion before the protagonist does, this doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the story. Backstory fills in the gaps and encourages readers who are new to the trilogy to seek out the first two titles. Tension, danger, and romantic yearning are palpable. Despite fantastical elements, the romance reads realistically. There is some sexual content, but it is not gratuitous. The world-building is solid and unique. Recommend to teens who enjoyed Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series (S & S).—Danielle Serra, Cliffside Park Public Library, NJ
Kirkus Reviews
The Die for Me series about an American teenager involved with undead revenants in Paris concludes. Courageous, loyal Kate mourns not the death, which is a normal occurrence for revenants, but the cremation of her undead boyfriend, Vincent, at the hands of Violette, leader of the evil numa. Vincent can't come back to life if his body no longer exists. Luckily, Kate and Bran, the revenants' healer assistant, unearth a ceremony that might restore him but only if they also can find the ancient, lost equipment necessary. With or without Vincent, the book continues with preparation for battle, then actual battle, with plenty of well-paced tension. Appropriately spaced romantic interludes provide variety. The major plot point is the identity of a prophesied champion, destined to win the battle between good and evil, at least in Paris, for now, and of course, the heroine faces the usual insurmountable odds. Fortunately, this series doesn't take itself completely seriously. Plum includes fairly frequent tongue-in-cheek humor lampooning her own plot--"my safety was at risk because of an evil undead medieval teenager"--which helps lift the book above standard undead fare. Yes, it's the usual mishmash of romance and the supernatural, but the author keeps the narrative moving along at a sprightly pace and handles the suspense well. Formulaic but fun, which makes all the difference. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)
Aprilynne Pike
PRAISE FOR DIE FOR ME: “I devoured this lush, mysterious romance, which delivers a refreshingly human heroine alongside a hero truly deserving of the title.”
ALA Booklist
“Move over, Bella and Edward. Plum introduces a world and a story that are sure to intrigue teen readers and will easily attract fans of the Twilight series.”
New York Journal of Books
“Intense romance, action-packed adventure, filled with danger and uncertainty.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062004031
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
405
Sales rank:
513,947
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Aprilynne Pike

PRAISE FOR DIE FOR ME: “I devoured this lush, mysterious romance, which delivers a refreshingly human heroine alongside a hero truly deserving of the title.”

Meet the Author

Amy Plum is the international bestselling author of After the End and 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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If I Should Die 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
TheLittleBluePig More than 1 year ago
After the ending of Until I Die, without a doubt I knew I had to pick this one up as soon as I could. When it came out yesterday I read it without stopping and all through the night. I just could not put it down. It's rare for a book to make me want to stay up all night reading it but Amy Plum does just that with her writing and characters. I'm going to deeply miss the characters, but I'm overall happy with the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was worried that this last book would not live up to my expectations. Boy was I wrong. If I Should Die did an amazing job to satisfy my Die For Me needs. I would of loved to have read more about what happens in the future but that would be my only issue. Fabulous book and series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! This book was way better than I expected. My friend introduced me Amy Plum. She made me read "Die For Me" and "Until I Die" and i knew i had to read "If I Should Die"! I am going to miss the characters and the story line but that was an amazing way to end the story. I think I am going to have to read "Die For Her" which is Jules' story. Definatley a series worth reading!
Ginababy More than 1 year ago
This book is so sensational and full of emotions. i couldnt take my eyes off it! its so sad this is the last of the series. its sad at some parts and exciting and passionate at others. you wont be disappointed!
AlikiyaKc More than 1 year ago
Before I even begin… Don’t read a number of predictions on GoodReads. Just, don’t. And before you ask if I read them, I did, and this made the book fairly boring in comparison to what it would’ve been if I had followed my own advice. But really, what was the possibility that they’d be right… Ah well. Spoilers aside, I thought that Amy Plum twirled together the ending really well. Even with said spoilers that were actually just accidental, REALLY ACCURATE, guesses, I was still surprised by a lot of things in this novel. The first was a surprise that awaited readers in New York, along with the departure of a loved character, the return of another, and the death of two or three that I really wish hadn’t happened (well, at least one of them I was alright with). Can I just say though, that I felt really bad for Jules? Like throughout this entire trilogy, he’s always gotten the short end of the stick, and this book was just like a dagger to my heart when it came to Jules. Even though Vincent and Kate were pretty much together from the start (and I appreciate her unwavering love for the guy), a part of me really liked her with Jules. Heck, I even loved her with Ambrose, but he was always meant for another (which speaking of, all my props to Plum for making that happen in the end). Throughout this novel, I was continuously surprised, and I loved that the book was not really ruined by my own curiosity. All and all, an excellent conclusion to a great trilogy. I’m going to really miss these characters. However, I can’t wait to see what Amy Plum has next for us ~ Plot: 4.5/5 Characters: 5/5 World Building: 5/5 Cover: 5/5 Overall: 5/5 GoodReads Rating: 4.34/5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. A lot of series suffer from last book syndrome-- a buildup that ends up falling flat, but not this series. Kate becomes even more kick-butt, Vincent even more swoonworthy, and oh... Jules (that's all I'm saying.) Even Mamie is the most kick-butt grandmother I've ever read. The Revenant mythology is even more fleshed out in this last book, completing a world that the reader, like Kate, has slowly become a part of since Die For Me. This is a great end to a great series.-Emberchyld (sorry, B&N is having technical difficulties, forcing me to post as anonymous)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful end to an extraordinary series! I can honestly say, not a thing about this entire series disappointed me. Many times while reading a series, I get annoying if many of my predictions for the end of a series if correct. Not here; every prediction I made I WANTED to happen. This story just left me with all smiles. I loved how Ms. Plum closed the door on this story, but at the same time, left the door open for a possible future revenant series. I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see a series written about Jules in America and the struggles he faces. Or hell, a series about the German revenants and Charles would be peachy as well! As I mentioned previously, I love the emphasis this series put on the importance of family and friends. In real life or fantasy, we are always stronger in numbers and by being surrounded by love than we are alone and bitter. The language in this series was perfect. Easy to read, kept me interested, and flowed like the Seine (good one, huh)? :) I would get so aggravated when I would need to take breaks reading these stories. They engulfed me from the start and would not let me go! Bottom line: This is now of my list of favorite series of all time. I am so glad I took the time to read the Revenant series, and truly hope that Ms. Plum puts out more revenant stories in the future!
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NicolaJB More than 1 year ago
I didn't want it to end. but at the same time i can't wait to know what happened after that ending in Until I die. endings are really sad and happy at the same time. i love how Kate was so brave and how this book gave me a lot of V and Kate. this is just perfect. i want more but this is the perfect ending i could ever ask for Vincent and Kate :)
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Loved it!!
MaudG More than 1 year ago
I feel so sad that I have finished this book. The trilogy is over but it has been a fantastic journey. I loved this final book, it was filled with suspense and the ending broke my heart just a bit. I will miss all of the characters, especially Jules. I just love him so much. I recommend this series to anyone who loves a good paranormal ya trilogy filled with action and romance and humor and mystery. It has been a great journey and a lot of joy reading these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been one of my favorite book series. Amazing ending. Its just so good.
vleighwrites More than 1 year ago
5/5 stars
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LorahD More than 1 year ago
Great end to this series! Awesome!
Lisa-Stafko More than 1 year ago
A perfect sequel. Fun to read the continued stories of our beloved characters. Loved it!!!!
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Characters are my favorite