Until I Die

Until I Die

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by Amy Plum

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I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever.

It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe.

But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty,

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I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever.

It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe.

But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend—but his destiny is so much more.

Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality. How are Vincent and I supposed to be together forever if we’re always in danger?

I know I’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means lying to the people I love—to fight against a fate that is trying to tear us apart.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This sequel to Die for Me (HarperTeen, 2011) will be an enormous success with established fans. The historical elements and the magic evoked by the Parisian setting work to paint a full landscape that has a deep otherworldly connection while remaining entirely ordinary in the very best way. Seventeen-year-old Kate has been welcomed into Vincent's circle of revenants, supernatural beings that die over and over again after rescuing humans, and with this acceptance comes new responsibility. She and Vincent are both hoping that he can overcome the revenant compulsion to die, a need for him that is "more enticing and powerful than a drug addiction," and thereby allow them some semblance of a normal life together. While Kate searches for a cure for his "immortal problems" (his need to die), he's out on his own secret mission and trying to make sense of a prophecy that means he might be the "Champion" of his people. Numa, the revenants' supernatural enemies, are an ever-present threat. The story's twists and turns are well paced and will have readers captivated. Plum does an excellent job of giving depth and substance to her secondary characters. Although the beginning chapters are a bit rocky and the incorporation of backstory will have readers wishing that they'd just finished the first book so they would have an easier time following along, this title is otherwise as romantic and intriguing as its predecessor.—Genevieve Gallagher, Charlottesville High School, VA
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.”
“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.”
Romantic Times
“Plum’s debut is the perfect combo of romance and thrills, with heart-pumping action that will make you jump and love that will make you cry out for joy. You’ll hang on every word, reading late into the night, waiting to find out what’s next.”
New York Journal of Books
“Intense romance, action-packed adventure, filled with danger and uncertainty.”
VOYA - Judith A. Hayn
This is the second book in the Revenants' trilogy. Kate Mercier is a sixteen-year-old American who lives in Paris with her ebullient sister after their parents' deaths. She is enamored with Vincent, who is not the typical French teenager he appears. As a revenant, he has come back from the dead to die over and over in the place of a human. Their romance is doomed, for as a human Kate will eventually grow old and die while Vincent remains young and handsome. The numa, traditional enemies of the revenants, are without a leader, and the dead expect to be attacked. Kate convinces herself that there has to be a way for her soul mate to grow old with her, so she discovers the mythic love story of a similar couple. Will the numa destroy Vincent, rumored to be the Champion who will destroy the evil ones before Kate can find a solution—or will they vanquish him? Street battles with ancient weapons and treachery from within complicate this fast-moving tale of star-crossed lovers who meet in the twenty-first century, but one has an inescapable connection to the past. Reviewer: Judith A. Hayn
Kirkus Reviews
Another human-undead romance produces some good entertainment in this second of a trilogy involving "revenants" in Paris. These undead creatures have become mostly immortal by sacrificing their own lives to save others. Human Kate and revenant Vincent fell in love in the first book; here they fight the numa, similar but evil undead who plot to kill revenants. Alas, it actually looks like it's fairly easy to kill revenants, despite their "immortality," a bit of a flaw in the book's premise. Kate lives with her French grandparents but spends much time training for combat with the revenants, who have accepted her. She knows that she will age and die as Vincent stays young, and the two seek different ways to overcome that difficulty. Worse, it seems that a spy has infiltrated the revenant community. Plum handles the intrigue and builds tension, ending with a major cliffhanger that should compel readers to the final book in the trilogy. The suspense takes precedence over the romance as Kate follows clues, first to find more information on revenants and then to uncover the spy in their midst. Several of the characters stand out as interesting individuals, enhancing the entertainment value in the story, along with a few good action scenes. Good thrills and intrigue. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Die for Me , #2
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14 - 17 Years


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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.”

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Until I Die 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 203 reviews.
Natalia Diaz More than 1 year ago
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, it 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt wait to read the second book but found the ending unsettling.....
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
Talented writer. Great story line. Enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait im so excited i loved the first one now im gonna love this one too!!!!!!!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I trully enjoyed this book! I especially liked the fact that the characters were believable, not whiney like a lot of young adult books can be. The characters were mature, but not too mature that you wouldn"t believe their age. I so look forward to the final book of this trilogy! I can't believe I have to wait a year for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait for this book!!!
sammerstiger More than 1 year ago
i love the book it was sad but cant wait for the next book to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope this goes on to be a sieries because im absaloutly in love with it and im only on page 43!! You have to get but make sure to read " Die for Me" first(:
Jalyn4Ever More than 1 year ago
If u luv this series u should check out the mortal instruments!!!!! Both r sooooo goooood!!!!!1
Snout More than 1 year ago
This book will leave you desperate for the final installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will there be another book?!?!?!?!
Shelby1 More than 1 year ago
This book is the best i have ever read! Die For Me was great, but this one blows away all compettiton. It's not very often a book can make you cry, but this one did, i reccomend it to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She has out done herself once again!! I can't wait till the next book comes out. It can't come soon enough!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved this book even better than the first one. I hate the fact that I have to wait until ??? for the next book because the cliff hanger killed me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Upon completion of Die For Me, I found it absolutely necessary to dive right into this second installment of Amy Plum's awesome series. I'm very glad that I did, because this story is awesome! I will admit that although this book was just as easy to read as the first, there were a few points where I got a little bored. However, I see now that those events were necessary to fuel the conclusion of this story. I have to say I'm not completely surprised by the betrayal that occurred here. I had narrowed my suspicious down to three people, and was happy to see that one of them was the guilty party. I'm really interested to see how the conclusion of the series will play out, though. Of course I have my predictions. I hope to see a positive outcome for Kate and Vincent. Personally, my prediction is that Kate will try to die saving Vincent, she'll become one of this kind, and then he'll be forever saved. I'd undecided as to whether I'll read the 2.5 novella first or go right to book three. Regardless, whatever I choose, I will be starting it tomorrow. Bravo to you, Ms. Plum, for continuing this beautiful series with style!
Eliel1 More than 1 year ago
Hello! I enjoyed the second book more than the first, this is why: the history have grown, the first book was really good, but Until I Die has more action, love and more Paris! This is what makes Amy Plum different from other authors, I´m really excited to read the last book!
NicolaJB More than 1 year ago
this 2nd book answered a lot of questions about the revenants. i must say that I did fell in love with Jules in this book which is a good sign since I tend to always be loyal to the lead guy. it proves how awesome Ms. Amy Plum is. i love it <3
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LondonBound More than 1 year ago
I love this book series! Team Jules all the way!!!!! Please read the series if you haven't already!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!
MaudG More than 1 year ago
After falling in love with the first book I had to pick up the second one right away. And my oh my I'm so happy that I did that. The second book is just as good as the first one and I loved some of the new characters. The ending was great and bad at the same time. Great because I had adrenaline pumping through my veins and bad because I didn't had the third book lying next to me. The ending is this huge cliffhanger and I would advice every one of you to make sure that you have already got book 3 lying next to you when you finish this one!
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