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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Until I Die Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Until I Die by Amy Plum


I'm thrilled to be the next stop on my blog tour for Amy Plum's Until I Die. Today, along with my spoiler free review, I'm also hosting a giveaway for a signed paperback copy of Die For Me.

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By: Amy Plum
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: May 8th, 2012
Source: ARC from publisher to review
5 stars: I Loved It!
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Series: Revenants #2

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series -quoted from Goodreads

A heart breakingly beautiful love story, Amy Plum's sequel Until I Die takes readers deeper into Revenant lore, ups the passion in the already passionate love story, introduces readers to new characters, throws in some twists and gives readers a shocking ending I didn't even see coming. I loved being back in Paris with Kate, Vincent, Jules and the fabulous cast of characters that exist in this world. I didn't realize how much I missed them, until I sat down to read this book. What a fabulous read this is. The history of the Revenants is explored more, the character growth is amazing and the new plot developments are both enticing and shocking, in terms of some of the things that transpire. 

In Die For Me I immediately fell in love with Amy's characters, their unique history and the beautiful setting, Paris. With Until I Die, I was pleasantly surprised with how Amy was able to take those things and build upon them even more. She created characters that grew stronger, she allowed her secondary characters to shine more in this book and she allowed me to see how they all interact together given the situations that arose in this plot line. One of those characters is Kate's sister, Georgia. I loved her in this book, and I've enjoyed seeing how Kate and Georgia have become closer as the series has progressed. Amy changes things up a bit with her introductions of the two new characters who add a mix of uncertainty, old school Revenants flare, and a bit of intrigue to an already out standing cast of characters. They definitely put me on a guard a bit, but Amy does a wonderful job at weaving them into this series.

The romance in this series is one of my favorites! I felt the Paris setting, and the Revenant history only intensified it a bit more in this book. What I loved about the romance between Kate and Vincent in Die For Me was amped up considerably in Until I Die. Their passion, their commitment and devotion for one another is so sigh worthy. I felt like their emotions leapt off the pages. I understand their concerns, their uncertainty and their desperation. There's a lot at stake and their sacrifices for one another are commendable. I love the old school feel to their romance. It's honorable, and it's one that's simply a breath of fresh air for me.  

It's not just the romance, but the love between family members and friends that makes this book for me. Aside from Vincent and Kate's love, I love the brotherly love that Vincent and Jules, and some of the other Revenants have for one another. That love that they'd lay down their lives for each other without hesitation. Where there's love, there's heart ache and Amy does not shy away from throwing in some gut wrenching scenes, shocking betrayals and the unthinkable for her characters. Some scenes were a killer to read, as Amy does such a superb job at bringing both the characters and my emotions to the surface. I love it when an author can connect me to their story that way. 

Talk about an ending......! Amy does a fabulous job at setting up things for next and final book in the series. This is an awesome sequel and I enjoyed each moment I spent reading it. My only complaint is I can not wait that long for the next book! I think fans will pleasantly surprised with all the transpires in this book. I highly recommend picking this book up when it's out May 8th!







Thank you to Amy, I have a lovely SIGNED paperback copy of Die For Me. This giveaway will end at the end of the blog tour, May 12th. 

Please be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you loved about Die For Me & fill out the form to be entered to win. Standard giveaway rules apply.
- 1 entry per person
- Open internationally
- You be 13 yrs & older to enter (have a parent/guardian's permission if under)
- This giveaway ends on 5/12/12


59 comments:

  1. I am SO looking forward to reading Until I Die. I cannot wait. I loved Die For Me. Thanks for the review (which makes me even more excited) and for the chance to win Until I Die. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't wait for your to read Until I Die!

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  2. i have not read die for me, hope can get a chance to read it soon and love the excerpt and cover so much :)

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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  3. I have not read Die For Me. I really want it though, it sounds SO good and the cover is so beautiful!

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    1. The cover is beautiful and it's fitting for the story. It's such a great read. I hope you get to read it soon.

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  4. i loved die for me and so cannot wait to read until i die! thanks for the great review and for the giveaway : )

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  5. I am currently reading die for me and I love it I can't wait for Until I die to come out!

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  6. I loved Die For Me! I really enjoyed the Paris setting and Vincent!

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  7. One of the things I loved about Die for Me was also the setting. I've been obsessed with Paris from the time I was little and first read Madeline. Thank you for the great review and giveaway!

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    1. You're so welcome!! Good luck :)

      One of these days I'll make it Paris. I love the setting.

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  8. DIE FOR ME was an incredibly intense, romantic book. I loved the romance between Kate and Vincent. Unlike a lot of other paranormal romantic leads, there's no creepy vibe about Vincent. I also love Jules! He's so funny and has a great bond with Vincent. I cannot wait to read UNTIL I DIE. I also can't wait to meet the wonderful Ms. Amy Plum on her upcoming tour! :D

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    1. I"m excited for you to meet Amy!! She's wonderful!!

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  9. I am reading Die for Me and I love it! I can't wait for Until I Die to come out! hank you for the giveaway. :)

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  10. I'll let you know when I finally get a chance to read it! It's been on my TBR list for ages, but I've yet to get my hands on a copy.

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  11. I loved everything about the book and cannot wait to read Until I Die. Huge crush on Vincent :)

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  12. Die for me was incredible in ways more than one. Everything about it was amazing from the characters to the plot, it was just amazing:)

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  13. Paris. I love the setting. :D

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  14. I actually have 2 favourite parts. The part when Kate decided to let go of who she was in the past and truly accepted her life now. It was incredibly brave and it made me cry too.
    Also, when Kate made the decision
    (thinking she would die) to stand up to the Numa at the end and her and vincent being able to take him down.

    p.s. thanks for the contest!

    Caila

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  15. I haven't read it yet (A) But I am going to :D Soon, I think. Like that it is set in Paris, though ;)

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  16. I have not read it yet, but I obviously must move it up my list.

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  17. Die for Me was an absolutely amazing book. I ADORED Vincent. <3 So much! Loved that it was set in Paris...the beauty of it all...*swoon* Honestly, it was just AMAZING.

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  18. I love this tour and the trailer is so cute!
    Artemis

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  19. I am dying to read Die for Me! Great trailer it makes me want to read it even more!

    Mary

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  20. I loved its originality with the Revenants idea, since I hadn't read any book about "zombies" before. And I'm a sucker for hot french guys!

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  21. I have not read Die For Me yet. I do plan to, and can't wait to do so!

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  22. I love the originality. Revenants is completely new and unique.

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  23. I have not read Die For Me yet. I have an ebook copy that I plan on reading soon though. It looks like this is going to be a great series of books!

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  24. I loved that it was so different in the zombie genre!

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  25. I haven't read Die For Me yet, but I really want to. I'll be checking it out from the library soon. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  26. Well, first of all the book is set is Paris, which is one of my favorite cities in the world, so I absolutely loved that! And I love that the idea of the Revenants is so original and refresing. But the thing I liked the most were the characters. The Revenants, in particular, were so vivid for me, so full of depth and just plain awesome. Great great book. Can't wait to read Until I Die! *-*

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  27. Awesome review!! I agree... Until I Die was amazing!! And what I loved about Die For Me... what's there not to love... Vincent... Paris... Jules... Vincent... Revenants... Vincent... ;)

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  28. Haven't read "Die For Me" yet, but I would love to. In the book genre I love to read, I would love to read Amy Plum's books and find out for myself what all the great reviews are all about. Wouldn't want to pass up an opportunity like this to add another favorite author to my list. Thank you so much for the giveaway....

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  29. I haven't read the book yet, but plan to. The characters sound very interesting.

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  30. I'm sure it's cliche to say that there wasn't ONE thing I loved most about Die For Me. I loved the characters, setting, action and romance. If I had to choose one thing it wouldn't be about the story but about the writing. Amy Plum is brilliantly talented and a wonderful storyteller. I could not put Die For Me down and read it cover to cover in a single sitting. She captures the emotion in each scene and it's hard not to be drawn into the story. I love when an author has the ability to capture my attention so completely. Can't wait for Until I Die! :)

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  31. I am completely obsessed with the cover of Until I Die. I actually haven't read Die for me yet. But i have it.I decided I'm going to wait and read them both together. I am also in love with the cover of Die For Me.

    jennifer k

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  32. I think my favorite part about Die for Me was Jules. He's so hilarious, I love him. ;) Super excited for Until I Die!!! :D

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  33. *sigh* A Paris setting. Sounds divine doesn't it? Well, to me that is. I've had this book on my to-read list for a while now. Hopefully soon I'll get my hands on it.
    Wonderful review!
    Thank you for this chance to win it!
    DeAnna Schultz

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  34. I haven't read Die For Me yet, but I've been wanting to. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. I really love the first book! and I'm so excited about the second one.

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  36. I enjoyed the setting of Paris, and the concept of the book. It was fun, exciting, and I'm excited for the next.

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  37. I think Vincent and Kate's relationship is just so wonderful and after reading the book I wanted to go to Paris soooo bad. So when I went there this year I decided to go and look up some of the places mentioned in the book :-)

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  38. I haven't read the series yet, so I think it's really cool that you are giving away a copy of the first book! The setting and worldbuilding sound very intriguing to me :)

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  39. I am really looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway. Gale

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  40. I loved reading about the coffee shops Kate visited and how she is a book lover. Plus, the Parisian setting blew me away! =)

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  41. I haven't read either book yet, but I really hope to do so soon!

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  42. I loveed how different the plot was. Amy is an amazing author

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  43. Haven't read but very excited to!

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  44. I have yet to read.....but am sooo excited to get the chance and am looking forward to it more than ever!

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  45. I still haven't read Die for Me. I hope I get a chance soon though. I've read great things about it :)
    Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  46. I loved the setting. And the cover. It's beautiful. there's a lot of others things I liked but those are my two favourites.

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  47. I haven't read it yet, but plan to this summer when I am off work. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I love the plot and the cover! Gorgeus! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  49. Yasmine BywaterMay 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    i love how unique the book is to any other book.
    i would love to watch it become a film!

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  50. I haven't read die for me...YET. i have heard great things about it though!

    Froggy

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  51. I haven't read Die For Me yet. :/ But I really, really want to.
    I've seen lots of great things about it and I like both the covers for Die For Me and Until I Die.
    Looking forward to reading those books soon. :)

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  52. I havent read the book yet.
    But the cover is so awesome that i wanna read it
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  53. I read and loved Die for Me. I loved it because it was so different. The characters were funny. A new kind of monster. The setting was just magical. And it was such a quick and fast pace of a read. It truly is special. I would recomend it to anyone.

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