Author: Amy Plum.
Published: May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen.
Sort: Part 3 of ‘Revenants.’
Part one: Die for me.
Part two: Until I die.
Source: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
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.
The first part is whiny. Vincent’s spirit is absorbed by Violette (without the Champion power) and she has burned his body. It’s perfectly understandable that Kate is sad, but she doesn’t have to sob and feel sorry for herself every damn page. I get it, can we continue with the story please? She is trying to search for a way to bring Vincent back, but he is a whiner telling her it’s no use. He tries to comfort her by saying that his spirit will always be around her. I’m not sure, but that would really upset me. Then the most lame thing ever happens of course.
The second is the middle of this book and perhaps the worst part. I wanted to skip this completely, but I was afraid I might miss something – I didn’t. It’s boring and unnecessarily. There is a strong Numa gathering an army and the only thing they care about is telling how much they love each other.
And when I finally came to the last part, we have the predictability and this made me role my eyes several times.You can see this one coming from the start – but it’s ridiculous. I hated it and it was definitely a “oh no, not again” situation. There is no originality here. The ending wrapped the story nicely and that was perhaps the only thing I liked together with the secondary characters.
Because the MC’s are clearly not my favorites. I don’t care about Vincent. He is there and that is it. Kate.. Oh boy. Let me say that I wasn’t a fan of her in the other books, but this was even worse. I think this quote in the whiny part tells you everything you need to know:
"A compartment inside my heart that had gradually, over the last nine months, become a huge Vincent-shaped space was suddenly and violently empty."
Another problem I had was the writing-style. I don’t recall having difficulties with this in the other books, but there was something off. It felt choppy and that made it hard to feel absorbed by the story. Let me give you an example:
"Now my hatred had a face. A name. And I felt its venom burning in my veins. It actually felt good. Because when I focused on revenge, it made me forget my despair."
Oh well, I have another series I can stripe of the list ‘Unfinished series’ I made a while ago.