Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for Amy Plum’s If I Should Die. Oh man, this series. I love this series. I reviewed Die for Me in my first year of blogging and it was one of the first e-galleys I remember freaking out about getting approved for! I was thrilled to be on the blog tour for Until I Die last year. It seemed perfect to get to finish the series up this way 🙂
Today I have my review of If I Should Die as well as a chance to win the the entire trilogy plus bookmarks! Please check out the official tour page to see guest posts, reviews, and excerpts. Also, more chances to win!
Author: Amy Plum
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Series: Revenants, book three
Source: ARC for blog tour
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?
About the Author: Amy Plum is author of the International Bestsellers DIE FOR ME (an Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal), UNTIL I DIE, and digital novella DIE FOR HER. The final book in the series, IF I SHOULD DIE, will be released in May 2013.
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.
My Thoughts: This was a very bittersweet book for me. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen with Kate and Vincent (especially after the way Until I Die ended!!!!!) Still, it’s the end of a trilogy I love for so many reasons! Thankfully it was a fabulous conclusion!
It’s always hard to review a third book in a trilogy without giving away all the things. I find myself talking about the series in general rather than the specifics of the book I’m reviewing. In order to avoid that here are a few bullet points of things I loved about If I Should Die. (I’ll refrain from going on and on and on about the series in general. Just know that I could!)
* Fast-paced. If I Should Die picks up right after Until I Die left us all hanging. The momentum is there from the beginning.
* More history! I’m a history geek with a penchent for fictional history. Is that weird? I just love learning more about the way people groups are shaped and evolve. You had better believe the Revenants and company have some pretty fascinating stories!
*Suspense. I just didn’t know exactly what was going to happen next. I found myself holding my breath or getting goosebumps. I finished the book while at school and my coworker asked me with concern, “Are you okay? You look really flushed.” Yep. Fine. Just caught up in the excitement of the story!
*Familiar. I loved getting to spend time with characters I’m familiar with after two books. Kate, Vincent, Jules, Ambrose, Charlotte… EVERYONE! And I just love the ways they interact together.
*Romance. I mean, it’s set in Paris. There has to be romance, right? I like muy much. Especially seeing the way the different relationships develop. Also, Kate’s grandparents? Cutest couple.
*Surprises!!! Oh, the surprises. I may have gasped a few times.
That seems a good place to stop or I’m in danger of letting something slip. Just read these books. I’ve loved them all.
Giveaway: Open internationally. Must be 13 or older to win.