Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Released: May 10, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Revenants, Book 1
Followed By: Until I Die
Page Amount: 341, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Kate)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=98/100  A+

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.-Goodreads.com

Die for Me was made up of everything that a good young adult book should have. When I began reading this book, I expected that this book would be a typical paranormal romance. I am so glad that this book was unique from all the others that I have read. The plot entranced me from the start with its historical backstory and beautiful writing. Paris, the setting of this book, was vividly portrayed throughout this book. The setting definitely evoked a romantic feel. Instead of the usual vampire and werewolf books that are dominating the shelves of Barnes & Noble, this book stars a new kind of supernatural being, the revenant. I spent the entire book trying to uncover the mystery of what a revenant truly is. Plum's writing was intriguing as she gradually relayed details on revenants throughout the novel.         

The characters in Die for Me were equally as amazing. Kate, the strong protagonist, was the narrator of this tale. Her perspective was enjoyable and relatable. I really enjoyed that fact that she made decisions on her own and had her own distinct personality. Most female characters nowadays are weak and depend on their romantic interest, but in Die for Me this was not a problem. Vincent, the revenant heartthrob of the book, blew me away. His wit and humor made me smile. Being from a different century, Vincent had that gentleman kind of charm. I can certainly see why Kate had her eyes on him.       

The ending was suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat. The action read like a movie. I could picture all of the fighting and all the different characters reactions to it. I especially liked Kate's role in the ending. I do not want to say too much to give anything away, but definitely give this book a chance. Whether you like mystery, paranormal, or romance books, this is a refreshing read that you should pick up.

My Favorite Part: The entire idea of revenants.  

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's amazing!
Will I be reading the next book? Of course! It's fantastic!

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this book just as much as I did! Comment and let me know! 

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Review by Macy ♥

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