Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Review - Die For Me by Amy Plum

Title and Author:Die For Me by Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Paperback/Hardcover: 352
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Summary
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.

Review:
I like any book that deals with history, mystery and romance so I just had to read Die for Me by Amy Plum.
The cover of the books is beautiful and the title couldn’t be more fitting.
The story revolves around Kate who moves to Paris after her parent’s die. There she meets Vincent and Paris becomes the perfect setting for a history filled, paranormal fantasy.
I think I liked all the characters in this book. They are all fantastic in their own way. Kate is a good man character. She is easy to relate to, she’s smart and she’s not overly impulsive. She likes to think about the consequences of her actions before making a definite decision.
Vicente was great as well. He’s mysterious, sexy, has that amazing French accent and is super sweet and caring. What else could you ask from the male leading character?
All the secondary characters are very interesting as well. From Kate’s family to Vincent’s friends, no character is dispensable.
Now Kate’s relationship with Vincent is swoon worthy. Vincent is careful with her and their relationship develops nicely. There are lots of playful banter between them and sweet and tender moments.
Amy Plum has created a very interesting new world any Paranormal and Fantasy fan will definitely like. There are no vampires or werewolves in this story. There are revenants and learning about them was very enjoyable.
This is a great first book in a series. The plot is exciting and the characters are very well-developed. This is a solid and interesting read able to capture your attention.

Rating: Somewhere between Worth Your Time and Must Read
(4 ½ Stars)

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9 comments:

  1. I also like a book that has a mix of history and mystery! I might check this one out from our library when I go this week. It seems like a worthwhile read.

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  2. Oh...romance! We never get tired of it! <3
    Sounds like an amazing book!

    Nat @ Reading Romances
    Small Blogs, Big Giveaways

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  3. Great review! I have this on my TBR.

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  4. Sounds like a good book. As with alot of books it's one thats on my tbr list. Nice review.

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  5. I loved the setting (Paris <3) and the idea of revenants! Very cool and very original. My only qualm was the over sweetness of the relationship. Great review!

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  6. Sounds like a great book, will have to check it out.

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  7. Doesn't sound like it's my particular cup of tea, but I must admit the cover is very enticing.

    ... visiting via Cym Lowell's review party.

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  8. Oooooo I really like this book! I won it from Amy, and I have to say, for a book about "dead" people, I really like it!!!!! France is sooo beautifully described in this book!!! I believe Amy lives there, so it makes sense that she would have such a good feel of the setting. I love the characters too. Great debut!!! I have Until I Die and loved it. Can't wait to read If I Should Die! Thanks for the review!!!!!

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  9. I love this book! I have a signed copy of Until I Die! I can't wait for the third one! I am a sucker for romantic Paris setting books. I am also so jealous of Kate and her life in Paris. Thanks for the review.
    -Cali W.

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