If I Should Die Book Review | Blogmas Day 12


1 star, blogmas 2016, book reviews / Monday, December 12th, 2016

If I Should Die is the third review in a series – read the first and the second!

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

If I Should Die was the last book in a bitter sweet series. It started off really well and I thought that I might have found one of my favourite guilty pleasure series but it quickly went down hill from there.

If I Should Die is one of those where the tropes actually overtook the story and left me feeling cheated. The characters were reminiscent of cardboard figures. There was no real life to them so it was hard for me to feel sympathy or love for any of them. I thought the entire story was predictable and I got frustrated with how slow the characters were being when it came down to trying to save one of their own. One thing that really irritated me was the lack of knowledge when it came down to Vincent’s predicament. I couldn’t quite believe that centuries old humans wouldn’t have hoarded the information that would have stopped them from being killed to extinction. Wasn’t quite believable. Plus the ending was sickeningly sweet, I actually felt like vomiting.

As you can tell my love for the tropes and insta-love has quickly vanished.

My least favourite character has to be Kate and Vincent. Neither of them had any development in this book and it bothered. I’m not sure what it was that made me see the oh so fatal flaws in their relationship but oh my god, there was nothing about them that made me happy anymore. Their relationship and interactions were wooden and completely unrealistic. I really struggled to get behind them this book. I wanted something to happen with them. Anything… seriously anything.

Favourite character in If I Should Die has to be Georgia. Unlike Kate she seems to have something about her. Not a lot mind you but something real. I didn’t really understand what her plan with the boys was but it was amusing at points. Which means out of all the bland characters she wins. But it’s not much of a victory if I’m completely honest.

I can now make an informed decision on whether I would recommend this series, and the firm answer is no. I would say the first book had potential but that was quickly lost in the world of cliches and cardboard characters.

Have you read this series? Did you like the characters or did they fall flat to you as well? Let me know what you thought!

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