All I have to say is WOW! My friend over at Embrace Your Oddities did a review on this book and it really got me interested in the book. It wasn’t at all what I first thought it was going to be. I had originally thought that based on the back cover it was going to be a tragic story where the boy died to save the girl. However, it was definitely not tragic and it was fully amazing. I requested a galley after reading the review Mandy posted. Here’s the description from NetGalley:
Kate Mercier’s wonderfully normal teenage life comes crashing down when her parents are killed in a car accident. Suddenly, she and her sister, Georgia, are forced to leave everything they’ve ever known in America and move to Paris to live with their grandparents. For Kate, the only way to survive is by sealing off her heart and escaping into the comforting world of books and beautiful 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. He also happens to be one of an elite race of paranormal beings known as revenants—undead creatures who exist to sacrifice themselves over and over again in place of other humans whose time to die has not yet come.
As Kate’s attraction to Vincent grows, she must choose between the shattered life she was trying to rebuild, and the risks of loving again. But when she learns that her sister has become involved with a group of evil revenants who exist solely to murder and betray those around them, Kate is thrown into the midst of a centuries-old battle which threatens the lives of everyone she loves.
Die for Me is an exceptionally good book. The setting in Paris brings such a wonderful aspect to the love story and brings so much culture to the story. After reading about many of the places it makes me want to take a trip over there.
I really liked Kate’s character. Instead of falling into the traditional head over heels roll she is very cautious as she decides whether it is a good idea to start a romance with the dangerous and mysterious Vincent. She also has a great relationship with her sister and grandparents. She does not isolate herself with her love interest and that is definitely a plus in my opinion.
Vincent is a great character in the sense that he realizes the complications and comes to a compromise so that Kate might accept to be with him. He doesn’t expect her to change everything for their potential relationship in the story. I know writers don’t usually like being compared to twilight but for those that enjoyed the relationship between Bella and Edward ,but were looking for a little more maturity in the relationship, you will love the story between Kate and Vincent.
I am desperately hoping that Die for Me is a series as I can’t wait to see more of what Amy Plum has come up with. The idea of renevants is a new one for this genre and I find it to be really interesting and different. They are ordinary and yet they aren’t. I give this book a 5/5 and highly recommend it to lovers of this genre. You will not regret this purchase!
**Also on a side note I love what publishers are doing with come of the covers lately. The cover for Die For Me is absolutely gorgeous!**