Published by HarperCollins on 2013-05-07
Genres: Europe, Love & Romance, Paranormal, People & Places, Young Adult
Length: 11 hours and 7 minutes
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Also by this author: Die for Me, Until I Die
If I Should Die delivers a stunning, deeply satisfying conclusion to the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy by Amy Plum. Kate is devastated. Her boyfriend Vincent is a revenant who waited lifetimes to find her. But once he did their future together was shattered almost immediately. They were betrayed by their trusted ally, Violette. She killed Vincent and destroyed his body so that he could not be reanimated. Now Vincent is doomed to roam the earth as a spirit. But Kate isn’t willing to accept life without her true love. She’ll risk anything to save him, even as Violette, their friend-turned-enemy, begins to wage a war to rule over France’s Immortals. Amy Plum created an intricate, original mythology for her YA paranormal series. The books, set in Paris, the City of Lights, introduce readers to revenants, undead beings who must sacrifice themselves again and again to save the lives of strangers.
I’m going to make this review short because I don’t want to seem too ranty.
I enjoyed the storyline of this series. I will say that this wasn’t one of my favorite series ending books. I loved the first book. The second book was okay for me. The only reason this one is getting 3 stars is because of the secondary characters. I absolutely adore them, and I probably would have quit on this series if it hadn’t been for them.
I’ve never really cared for Kate. If I Should Die didn’t change that opinion. I also didn’t think Vincent is a believable character. He’s practically flawless, and it drove me nuts. I will say that Violet is a character that isn’t afraid to fight dirty.
I’m happy with how the storyline ended, but there were parts that I didn’t care for in order to get to that place.
I’m going to end it there. I know a lot of people love this series, and the writing is absolutely beautiful, but it’s just not a big winner for me.