Like I’ve been sharing with you on FB and Twitter, the wonderful reviews are pouring in for IF I SHOULD DIE. And I can’t even tell you how gratifying that is. Because, quite basically, what one hopes for is that the more they write, the better they get. And all of the reviews for Book 3 of the DIE FOR ME series have been better than those for Books 1 and 2. I can only say to that one thing: HURRAY!!!! *dances around the room* *a few times*
First of all, I have to thank the bloggers, who have been overwhelmingly gushing about IF I SHOULD DIE. Bloggers share their very personal opinion of the books they choose to spend time on, so their praise is especially valuable to me.
But across the board, the big scary critics have been giving IF I SHOULD DIE great reviews. And I have to say, that is the most heartening thing in the world. I shared with you Kirkus’s review, RT Book Reviews’ review, and New York Journal of Books’ review.
But here is the most recent, from Booklist—a review that I really respect:
If I Should Die.
Plum, Amy (Author)
May 2013. 416 p. HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99. (9780062004031).
“Plum’s Revenant trilogy comes to an end, but not without suspense, bloodshed, a horrific zombie war, death, reanimation, and romance. Kate sheds her high-school facade to concentrate on her relationship with the bardia and their war against the numa. But first she must help find a way to rescue Vincent’s spirit from the evil Violette, who has tricked him, killed him, and burned his body. Her challenge is to find the funeral urn called a thymiaterion, interpret its seven symbols, and thus unlock the ancient secret to his reembodiment all before Violette absorbs his power permanently. Can she do it? Find out in this swashbuckling final episode with plot twists and unexpected revelations.”
Isn’t that so exciting? I feel like hugging everyone I know, and even some that I don’t.
Thanks to ALL of you who have shown so much enthusiasm and support throughout the series. I feel so honored and grateful for all of it.
*this is me hugging all of you*