Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Die For Me by Amy Plum

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.

I have been meaning to read this book for awhile. Its been on my shelf but for one reason or another, I seemed to have passed it by. I read this book in a day. It was an easy read and I enjoyed it.

I'm a big fan of setting. A good setting sets the plot for you. Amy Plum described Paris to me without going on and on and on for pages about it. It was subtle, but I got a clear picture of the cafes, bars, homes, sights that were viewed through the characters. And like a hobby, history,  practice, and event, because of this setting I got to experience being in Paris. I loved Colleen Houck's Tiger's Curse series because I got to "go" some place new and this is similar in that regard.

I don't feel I connected to Kate and Vincent as much as I should have. I thought Vincent's sacrifice was very sweet. Georgia was a bit more my type. There was some insta-love going on but hey, a book can only be so long.

Vincent's "supernatural-ness" is different from anything that I have read about so far. I thought Amy Plum explained things subtly, like her setting. She didn't give me the bare bones run down for three pages where I walked away knowing everything I needed to know (which is crappy when authors do this). She let Kate, Vincent, Ambrose and the rest of gang slowly divulge the information.

The action within the book seemed to spike. Like there would be some every day teenage stuff, then someone almost dies, more every day teenage dating, some gets killed, insert some smooching and heavy sleeping, and there's a sword fight. It left me not knowing what to expect.

I'm looking forward to the sequel.


  1. I felt the same way about Kate. But I loved Georgia and Jules. (Not sure how to spell his name as I listened to it instead of book format.)

  2. I'm glad you liked this one, Michelle! It sounds like a good read, and I know I'm like you...I've been meaning to read it for FOREVER. I love that Amy Plum was able to transport you to Paris in a subtle way. :)

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  3. People seem to go either way on this book. I loved it. I loved how Vincent's supernaturalness was so unique. In theory I understand that this was insta-love, but I didn't feel it when I was reading.