February 22, 2011

Review: Die for me by Amy Plum

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 10th 2011 by HarperTeen

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.

Die for Me was a very attention-grabbing read. In the first couple of chapters you’re introduced to Kate and her sister, and quickly learn their story. They lost their parents and moved to Paris with their grandparents to start over and heal. Kate is still healing and wasn’t really looking to make friends or meet any cute, handsome guys.

It was just like any other day for Kate sitting at a local café in her usual spot until she happened to look up right into the eyes of one of the most gorgeous guys ever. She felt an instant connection to him and she could feel that he felt it too. She soon finds out his name is Vincent, and that Vincent has some kind of weird job involving secret little missions of helping people who try to commit suicide.

The more time Kate spends with Vincent, the more she is pulled into a world that she did not know even existed. On top of trying to understand everything about Vincent and his world, they both fall madly in love with each other. Obviously this is something that shouldn’t have happened, but it did.

I want more! The world Amy Plum pulls you into just seems too real and her way of writing just made it ten times better. She describes and explains everything perfectly. The relationship between Vincent and Kate was very touching and felt very real. Two pieces of a puzzle that found each other and matched themselves perfectly.

Die for me left no room for questions or confusion. It had some humor, a romance that will make you turn the pages faster than you can think, and hot boys’ sword fighting LOL. A definite must read!

4 out of 5 Stars


  1. I love the cover for this and the synopsis sounds great. Now that I've been reading some great reviews for it, I'm sold! Thanks for the review:)

  2. Hot boys sword fighting!! How awesome is that? I've been very eager to read this one and I'm happy to see just how much you enjoyed it. Great review :D

  3. Nikki, it was really good. I hope you enjoy it.

  4. I've been looking forward to reading this for awhile now, and I'm glad you liked it because some reviews have been very negative about it which makes me wonder, however this means I need to buy it! I'm also kind of upset that they changed the cover.

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  5. I am dying to read this book awesome review thx bunches.

  6. At first I kept putting off on buying the book, but when I did finally get it, I became hooked. This book grabbed me until the very end.

  7. I really loved reading this one and really can't read the sequel. Great review!


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