If I Should Die by Amy Plum

April 29, 2013 Young Adult Book Reviews 3

should dieTitle: If I Should Die (Revenants #3) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Amy Plum
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: ARC
Pages: 405
Release Date: May 7, 2013
In My Opinion: Must. Read. NOW!
One Line: A brillant conclusion to a stunning trilogy that I couldn’t put down.

About the 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?

I’ll admit, from start to finish, Amy has had me mesmerized with this incredible world of revenants. I was truly captured in Die For Me, gripping the pages in Until I Die, and going through an emotional roller coaster in If I Should Die. That is how a good series should make you feel. The main focus with this book is finding a way to save Vincent. There isn’t much of the bad guys coming into play until closer to the end, but that doesn’t mean Amy doesn’t give you a good dose of drama, action, and intrigue along the way. I also liked that Amy gives us closure on some of the secondary characters as well as tying up the main plot. I think fans will be happy with how she gives each character their time to shine and also leaves things open for fan interpretation.

Vincent and Kate really have to be one of my favorite couples. Their love is just so sweet and innocent, yet intense and sizzling. The best part was that even though they’re truly a great couple, they also stand out on their own. Kate is a force to be reckoned with, that’s for sure. She’s strong, determined, and compassionate. She definitely surprises you, as well as the other characters, as the book progresses. I kind of figured some things out, but it was great watching it all unravel. Vincent is just plain swoon-worthy. Oh, that beginning literally killed me, just like the end of Until I Die. Their love and respect for each other is unrivaled. I couldn’t get enough of them together. And, oh, Vincent’s shoulder! *Awwwwwwww*

And Jules! Oh, Jules! How I just want to hug you! The downside is there is definitely not enough of Jules in this book. You understand why as you read it, but that doesn’t mean I liked it. I have a major crush on that man! Don’t fret though, because he’s in all of the pivotal scenes and does play a key role when it counts, it’s just, you’ll see…

If I Should Die was every bit as good as its predecessors, if not better. There was a swoon-worthy romance, intense drama, an epic battle scene – truly the making of a stunning novel. I’m really sad to see this series end, but it was definitely a great ending. This series is definitely one of favorites on my shelves. I loved every minute of all three books and this is a series you don’t want to miss out on, trust me. I’m so excited to read Jules’ novella and get back into this world, if only for a little bit. Can’t wait!

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