Sunday, September 22, 2013

If I Should Die (Revenants # 3) by Amy Plum

If I Should Die (Revenants # 3)
Amy Plum
405 pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: May 7th, 2013
Rate: Loved it

“Whatever happens, remember that I will love you forever,” he says. “Even if my spirit is dispersed and my consciousness released to the universe... whatever is left of me will never stop loving you.”

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the third and last book of one of the most spellbinding series I have ever read, the Revenants series. After two books and one year of waiting, this breathtaking series comes to an end. In this book, things will become clear. If I Should Die comes with a huge package of emotions; there is going to be a lot of pain, broken hearts, new lovers will emerge, old ones will meet again... all of this in Amy Plum's last masterpiece, If I Should Die.

I was so sad to see the ending of the Revenants series. The first book caught my attention the first moment I laid my eyes on it, and the second… geez! For the first time, I don’t have word to describe how I felt when I finished the second book, there were so many emotions, and I was devastated with the ending! But then a ray of hope emerged, Amy Plum works her magic again and brought us If I Should Die. But my happiness disappeared when I realized that it was the end of Jules, Vincent, Kate, Georgia, JB, Gaspard, Ambrose and this entire, beautiful story that Ms. Plum has created.
It was hard to see the end of this vivid series. A piece of my heart was gone when I finished reading it, but I finally had my closure and, believe it or not, I enjoyed, enjoyed? No, I loved reading every page of it.

I was going to write an “about the book” section, but I can’t! I just can’t. I know I would have told something important, and you don’t want that right? Also because I think that I won’t be making justice to Amy’s book. I mean, it is a perfect book and a perfect synopsis, why ruin it with my bad writing? Anyway, let’s get deep into my thoughts/feelings.

As always, Ms. Plum captivates me with her fluid and spellbinding writing. Amy Plum has a unique style. Her writing is very descriptive yet attractive; I can feel the passion and love behind the words, I could feel the characters and places come to life. I could feel the pain, the suffering, the happiness. I can honestly say that Ms. Amy can paint with words!

The plot, as I have said in my other reviews of the Revenants series, is unique. I loved the plot of If I Should Die; it was astonishing and unexpected! After the end of the second book, I wasn’t expecting this masterpiece of storyline. There are some twists on the book, not too many to make you lose track, but enough to make the book interesting and compelling. I wish I could say I was surprised with the huge twists of the book, but I’m afraid I wasn’t! You know why I wasn’t? Because I’m such a masochist, and read an ARC review of someone (don’t remember who’s) and it contained spoilers. Nevertheless, I know for sure that you won’t see it coming; you’ll have to be Sherlock Holmes to guess what will come next.
I must say that I was really impressed by how Ms. Amy Plum leaded If I Should Die. It is a beautiful and romantic love story, with unexpected twists and a bewitching writing.

What I have always loved about Amy’s series is the setting. I liked that it takes place in France, but what I loved about this specific book, is that part of the story is located in New York. I would have loved some description of the city, though, but I loved every moment our characters where in New York as much as when they were in France.  

In this last book of the Revenants series, we come to see more of the others character’s personality. This is one thing that made me fall head over heels in love with If I Should Die. I loved it because I got to know more about the others characters that weren’t so present on the first and second book.
As I have said, in If I Should Die we will get to know deeper other characters. We’ll see how strong and mature Charlotte has become; we’ll get to know Georgia’s sweet and romantic side. We’ll meet an even braver Kate. Just one thing was missing, my dear Jules, I don’t know how many times I have said this, but I’m completely in love with Jules. I think I may have cried when I realized that it was like if Jules hasn’t appeared at all in this book (at least not as much as I would have liked). But even when my love was missing, I had a hard time trying not to love the book. It was impossible with how loveable and incredible were the other characters.

Now, with all my pain, I realized that I had finished reading If I Should Die. When I finished it, I was crying rivers! It was such a beautiful end, and at the same time a sad one. I don’t have enough words to describe the end. It had everything, my happy ending, my not so happy ending. Let’s just say that Amy has captivated and destroyed my heart with this end. That’s why I think that it was the perfect end for this amazing series. Amy couldn’t have done it better.
Once Again, Amy Plum has made me fall in love with her incredible talent, and took me to an unforgettable journey full of love, danger and of course, Revenants. One journey I will keep in my heart.

With all those words, I wanted to tell all of you how much I love Amy’s books and that this is my favorite one for sure. If you haven’t had the chance to read this wonderful series, you need to do it right now! I encourage you to read Ms. Amy’s incredible books. I’m 100% sure that you will love this series as much (or more) as I did. For all I have said I’m giving If I Should Die 5 Gorjuss doll (I would have given it more, but I just have 5 dolls, so let’s give it 5).

To end this, I wanted to thank, first, Amy Plum for creating an authentic and beautiful story that has made me have an amazing time, second, I would like to thank Patri, because if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t have had read Die for me, hence If I Should Die. And last, but not less important, I would like to thank all of you who take your time to read my crazy thoughts, because if it weren’t for all of you our blog wouldn’t be the same. 

“Kate, I want you to know that I awoke the first time I saw you.” 

“Don’t you see Kate? I can’t be yours in any kind of real way. But what I can promise you is that I will always be here for you, watching out for you, making sure you are safe. And happy.”

“I understand it, but I don't like it. I wish we could all be together like before: best friends, not heartbroken strangers.”

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  1. I need to read this book immediately!! I am so excited to read the final book in this amazing series, but I am also a bit hesitant because I really don't like sad endings and I know I will probably be balling my eyes out after reading this one.

    Great review!!

  2. I've really enjoyed this series and I was very happy with the conclusion. I only wish it went on with an epilogue to fill us in on what happens with several of the characters after. A novella about Georgia would be a great follow up!
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