Thursday, June 2, 2011
Die For Me by Amy Plum Review
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Published by: Harper Teen
My Favorite Scene:
My favorite scene is at the end so you'll just have to read it! :))
Here it goes. We all know that Kate is depressed due to her parents being dead. She had a hard time moving on because the events in the book took just a few months away after the accident that claimed her parents lives. You must be uninterested now because some of you may hate depressed heroines. But don't worry! It only happens for a few chapters and you won't even know that she's depressed because she can still make jokes with her sister.
Kate first saw Vincent in her usual cafe. She already had a crush (CRUSH not IN LOVE people! So for those of you saying that Kate is stupid for falling in love at first sight is wrong!... or at least I think) on him. You can't really blame her anyway because almost all of the girls (Even the oldies!) in the cafe are falling in love with Vincent and his crew. I don't want to give anymore spoilers so I'll just get on with it!
I think the novel is believable and you would find yourself entranced with the description of Paris that you would feel like you were there in the scene yourself! The book's key selling point is the setting. Well, who wouldn't want to live in Paris?! It's the most romantic place in the world! It definitely adds a star to the book! I don't really have any problem with this book except for the letter that Kate wrote to Vincent when she chose to walk away in the 1st part of the book. It's kind of awkward because she believed right away that Vincent is some immortal just because she saw a painting that LOOKS LIKE HIM and his companion Ambrose (more like a brother). Although she is correct that it is him, it seems out of place that she believed it right away without even Vincent telling her a clue. But that's the only problem! After that everything will be perfectly normal and you'll find yourself wanting some more!
I think that's it! all in all I loved the novel and it could have been a stand alone book but we don't want that do we? :) Buy yourself this book and make yourself happy!
P.S. I those people comparing this novel to TWILIGHT. Why does everyone compare a novel to "The Twilight Saga"?! Can't a book have it's own Name!?!
Before I forget, I also have another issue with this book...... It PREVENTED ME FROM BEING PART OF AMY PLUM"S TWITTER CONTEST!! Why did I became obsessed with this book!? I should have log in to twitter right away if I had known! :((( ANYWAY..... Here's my rating:
That's right 4 whooping stars! Until next time! I think I'm gonna read Divergent by Veronica Roth next.. maybe The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks...
Posted by JK17 at 7:52 PM