Monday, May 13, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: IF I SHOULD DIE (Revenants, #3) by Amy Plum

by Amy Plum

Published May 7, 2013 by HarperTeen
GENRES: YA • Paranormal • Romance • Revenants  • Supernatural • Urban • Action • Suspense
SOURCE: Purchased at bookstore

Technically 4.9 rounded to 5
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?
Can you hear it? Hark! The Angels are singing the HALLELUJAH chorus. I see unicorns. World peace just may happen. That was how un-FREAKING-believable this book was. The Minions must have their moment to join in.....

Can I just say I had to run to the bathroom several times reading this like my pants were on fire? (It was a close call a few times.) I think buying a bag of adult diapers are required with purchase of this book. The bombs Plum drops in this last installment were EPIC. I was a nervous wreck. My nails are toast.

I had to break out the bag. Then the inhaler. I honestly did not see most of what was coming. To be honest... I had a completely different idea of what was going to happen. Soooooo not prepared.


I finished the book before bed. Then I laid in bed in shock. In the morning, I got up in shock. I then spent the next full day in shock. **I can still hear the angels singing**

As you can plainly see, I am in full FAN GIRL mode at the moment. But in complete truth, the book was fantastic. Perfectly timed, perfectly delivered, perfectly edited. SIGH. It made me want to jump for joy.

**Settling down now** This last installment of the Revenants Series (moment of silence, please) was the crown jewel of the series. I always thought the first book would be my favorite, but IF I SHOULD DIE was stuffed with the most mythology, characters, excitement, twists, turns and events. A few scenes made me stop to allow my head to process all the new information.

Amy Plum revealed a colossal amount of information that clarified so many questions. She introduced a gargantuan group of new characters that I fell completely in love with. Some of them became new favorites. There were resolutions for most issues, though I wrote Amy with some of my leftover questions and a few new ones. She graciously wrote me back to put me out of my misery. (HUGS AMY!) With all the new characters, you might think the others were pushed to the side. Fear not, fellow readers! They were all there for the last Hurrah.

The events were shocking in this one. I can't say anymore without spoiling it. But I want you all to be prepared. Make sure you have your breathing devices, hankies and maybe a close friend on call when you finish.

My one regret is we don't get more answers. Especially to three individuals I can not name. I feel that their stories are still unfinished and I need to know what happens to them. So HarperTeen... if you are reading this, PLEASE continue this series. I can think of two spin off series as well! This series is too good to end here.

What I love about Plum's writing is that she weaves a tale that is inventive, intricate, dynamic and elusive. I honestly had no idea what was going to happen. There were moments where I had this "dum-dum-DUM" feeling.... the "don't-open-that-door" terror, but had no clue as to what would happen. Throughout the series, there were a plethora of characters. Plum managed to develop them all. Every. Single. One. Even the grandparents. I must give a standing ovation to Plum for an outstanding series. It had all the ingredients a fantastic series needed and she cooked it to perfection. The crème de la crème. So hats off to you, Amy Plum. We applaud you and your original, sublime series. 


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