Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me
Amy Plum
HarperTeen
[May 10, 2011]

In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

In this incandescent debut, newcomer Amy Plum has created a powerful paranormal mythology with immortal revenants. The Paris setting comes enchantingly alive as a relentless struggle between good and evil takes place in its streets. Rich with romance, atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.
This was a really enjoyable read.

Obviously the setting helped, because it's Paris and who doesn't love Paris? Even my seven year old brother loves Paris. So, bonus points to, YOU Die for Me.

Kate was a realistic character. I really don't blame her for being anti-social, all things considered. The fact that her sister's so upset about that bothered me. She annoyed me with her "I Like Him, GO AWAY" thing. Girls should stop doing that in general. But otherwise, she was a fun character to read. I liked her perspective on everything. Vincent was just an average love interest for me, sadly. I kind of hoped for more from him after the hype.

The story was entertaining. A little different from most paranormals, though not totally unique. It was different enough to keep me reading and interested.

This book was a really good read. It's not one of my favorites and I didn't adore it, but it's good. I enjoyed it. I think anyone who likes paranormal romances can love this book.

--Julie

1 comment:

  1. Nice review! :) I've been looking into this book. Might get it? Adding it to my to-read list~

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