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Friday, May 13, 2011

Review: Die for Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Series or Stand Alone: Series
  • Buy the Book: Amazon
  • Author's Website: http://www.amyplumbooks.com

Book Overview:

My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.


Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.


Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.


Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.


While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?


My Review:

     First of all, I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book. Originally Andye was going to read it, but I saw it, loved how it looked, and stole it. ;) Die For Me did take me a little while to get into. I didn’t instantly fall in love with the story as I did the cover. Kate was depressed from her parents’ death, and I completely understand that, but it did make the beginning a bit slow. As it progressed, I thought that the whole idea of Revenants was very interesting. They’re a whole new paranormal that are a sort of zombie-guardian angel mix, which no one’s ever heard stories about because of their attempts to stay “under-the-radar”. What I did love from the start was the setting. The descriptions of the Paris shops, cafes, and museums were fabulous, and I adored the whole atmosphere.

     Once Kate opened up more, and her relationship with Vincent stopped being on-and-off, I really enjoyed the story. Vincent and Kate were absolutely perfect for each other! I just wish they would have known that, and realized that they wont be able to live with anyone else sooner. So, even though I sound very in-between on this book, I would definitely recommend giving it a chance, the writing was beautiful, and by the end, I hated to part with the characters.  I will definitely be looking forward to, and reading, the next book!

2 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the awesomely original mythology, but the characters were a little meh for me. I loved the family feel of the revenants though =)

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  2. Maybe I'm a little more enthousiastic than you about this book. I don't know why, but I'm waiting forward to read more about the characters and this beautiful universe created by Amy Plum.

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