Synopsis: 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?
Review: I liked Die For Me series. It’s a stand out for me particularly that time that bookshelves are plague by massive amount of paranormal, twilight-esque novels. I’m not deeply in love with it, but still, reaching the final leg of Kate and Vincent’s story still came to bittersweet to me, like I always feel in all my favorite novels when I read the end of their journey.
I liked how it concluded, though it is imperative to say that the story came too predictable. We all know that second book ended in an awful but excitingly cliffhanger. But I know that Vincent is no way gone. I know there’s going to be some method to resurrect him. I just was bidding my time when I was reading for how they’ll work things for him. I’m pretty sure Kate will do anything, bend everything to revive her already dead boyfriend. I must say I’m not to keen on how he came back, it was all too voodoo-ish for me, too cliché. I mean this is a paranormal book I should expect things to happen magically. But I don’t know, it was way too convenient to me. Like Vincent’s dead in the second book was for just dramatic effect and was really not that necessary, sort of like brought up for shock factor. Well, it did shock me…momentarily that is.
It’s not a secret that I’m head over heels with Jules. He’s probably the most original, the most sincere character in this series. Whereas Kate and Vincent—although not entirely, they do have original traits in them, frankly speaking—reminisce of Bella and Edward, Jules just swept me away every time. I have no one to compare him to. That’s how authentic his character to me. That is why I’m overjoyed when I found that there’s a novella written in his POV. And it was an absolute delight to read it. I learned so much about him as well as his hidden feelings for Kate. Though I applauded him for taking the high road here, it was still pretty sad for him and his circumstances. I was rooting for them, but now, thinking about it, I liked that Ms. Plum didn’t explore their relationship too much. It made Kate’s feeling for Vincent real and not just something like a childish infatuation.
The moment Jules and Kate have, although still shared with Vincent, is still something I truly value as their shipper. Sweet but achingly painful: to kiss someone but have that person he loves thinking of another man. Ah, my heart goes to you Jules.
I think, in how things went through, Vincent and Kate’s relationship is now more than ever possible. While I’m still firmly on my stance that convenience of the events for them so it can work for their circumstances is somewhat distasteful, I liked that Kate’s roles in this story is not just a damsel in distress and love interest. In the beginning we saw potential of her character to grow, more than what people claimed her to be.
The ending is not that completely sealed, it’s like we can tangle all the possibilities. But if you asked me, I liked the ending. It’s happy ending for them, but at the same time we know it’s not always the case. Dying for strangers for as long as they exist is still pretty rough road.