Title: If I Should Die (Revenants #3)
Author: Amy Plum
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: Atom (2nd May 2013)
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 out future together has been shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend and I lost him.
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?
Rating: **** (4 stars)
If I Should Die is the third and final book in the Revenant trilogy by Amy Plum. It is set in Paris, France and tells the story of Kate Mercier who moved to Paris with her sister to live with their grandparents after their parents’ deaths. Whilst in Paris Kate met and fell in love with Vincent, and ends up drawn into his world.
If I Should Die continues after the cliffhanger ending of Until I Die, where Plum leaves us with our hearts in our mouths and lots of questions. I was very curious to see how Plum would resolve the story considering the events at the end of Until I Die. If I Should Die did not disappoint me, and I really liked the twists and turns of the plot. I did guess one of the twists, but I really enjoyed the way that Plum brought her Revenants trilogy to an end.
It has been a while since I read either Die For Me or Until I Die, but when I picked up If I Should Die I fell straight back into the world and plot. Plum did a great job making the narrative flow, and adding little twists to the plot so that I became really engrossed in the story. One of the major revelations in this book links straight from the end of Until I Die and really galvanises the plot, though it did make me guess a later surprise twist.
What I most enjoyed in this book was how Plum wrote the relationships. You never doubt how Kate and Vincent feel for one another, in fact the whole book revolves around this idea. Yet, although Kate is close to Vincent’s friends and family, she is deeply tied to her sister and grandparents. This causes some conflict, but Plum does a good job showing both sides of the problem.
In If I Should Die the prophecy mentioned in the previous books comes to pass. Whilst I did guess how this would play out, I do think Plum did a great job at building the excitement and tension. I also liked the way that she wrote the different characters reactions to the revelation. The ending of the book is pretty open however, and there are a couple of questions I would have liked to have answered but that did not take away my enjoyment of the book.