Die For Me by Amy Plum

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Title: Die For Me (Revenants #1)
Author: Amy Plum
Release Date: May 10, 2011 (hardcover)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 352
Source: Bought

Overall: 4 Stars

Summary:
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 Thoughts:
I’ve had Die for Me sitting on my shelf for quite awhile now, but I’m not exactly sure why it took me so long to finally read it! Amy Plum’s debut novel was an enticing read filled with romance and danger, and it was no wonder I found myself lost within the story in no time at all. As soon as I began turning the pages, I was already regretting not reading the novel sooner! Amy Plum swiftly sweeps her readers off to the city of Paris, where dark secrets await to be uncovered. 

I really loved the originality surrounding the concept of the revenants – undead beings who sacrificed themselves over and over again to save the lives of others. They weren’t quiet ghosts but neither were they straight-up zombies either. As Kate found herself more and more entrenched in the world of the revenants and the struggle against their enemies, it was also fascinating to learn more about the new mythology Amy Plum has introduced. Kate is definitely a stronger person than she gives herself credit for… and I liked how when it became too much for her to handle, she voiced her fears and concerns, and took a step back in realizing her own capabilities. 

The easy camaraderie between the characters in Die for Me made the novel all the more enjoyable to read! I loved how Vincent’s family welcomed Kate into the fold with acceptance and some teasing remarks which lightened the tension. Although I may have been initially sceptical by how easily Kate learned the big secret Vincent had been hiding about himself, I did appreciate how it kept a fast pace for the events to continue unfolding. Vincent was handsome, charming and just as dreamy as most girls would easily fall head-over-heels for, but I also had a soft spot for the sweet and funny Jules as well. 

If you’re looking for your next supernatural fix, Amy Plum’s Die for Me would be a perfect recommendation! With French boys who will leave you instantly swooning and heart-pounding excitement, all set against the gorgeous backdrop of Paris, what’s not to love about Die for Me? I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next novel in the Revenants trilogy, Until I Die, to learn what trouble will find Kate and Vincent next.

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9 comments

  1. This is one of those books that I think I could like it but I never bring myself to actually read it. I just love the cover and the idea of it being set in France but I don't know... it sounds... zombie-ish.

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  2. Plum really made the setting come alive for me, and I loved Vincent's family, especially Jules. I just wanted to hang out with all them. I also really liked that Kate was a strong character but also knew her limits.

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  3. Excellent review, Liz!
    I'm glad you enjoyed If I Die. I'm really looking forward to the sequel~


    -★Wendy★
    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

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  4. Liiiiz! Im so glad you liked it! I love this book!! Even though this book follows the line of Twilight, as you said, the concept of Revenants is original and I loved it! Vincent is totally someone to drool and swoon for =D

    great review my dear!! ^.^ muah!

    Happy Holidays my dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^__________^

    Dazzling Reads

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  5. This sounds like a great read! I love when you pick up a book that you've neglected and love it! Plus the cover of this book is gorgeous!! Great review :)

    Andrea
    Cozy Up With A Good Read

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  7. I also loved this book! I can't wait for the next book, and I thought this book is a nice change from the usual paranormal books (vampires, werewolves) Great review ^^

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  8. I loved the original concept too! Wasn't overly fond of Kate but I really liked the idea, and Jules was probably my favourite character :P. Really glad you liked this one! I'm looking forward to the sequel :).

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  9. Yay, so happy you enjoyed this! I mean, the setting alone make it instant loooove, but it was so refreshing to see a change in mythology with a paranormal romance read. Loved learning about the revenants and how Kate and Vincent's romance developed. I don't know who I adored more, Vincent or Jules!! All the guys were so charmant <3

    Fabulous review, you have me even more excited for the sequel now!

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