May 17, 2011

Reviews - Die For Me by Amy Plum

Die For Me by Amy Plum
May 10th, 2011 by HarperTeen

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?

Kate and her sister Georgia are parentless. While Georgia is moving on with her life filling the void with boys and booze, Kate is stuck in her grief. She roams Paris (Paris!) and looses herself in the cities architecture and locals. When Kate and Georgia see a girl jump/fall off a bridge and a boy jump in after her, they find themselves in a situation that is unimaginable. Over time, Kate will learn that the boy who saved the girl from the bridge is everything she is looking for, but he is a profesh rescuer with twisted after effects, and there are people in the world who would love to see him, and his kind, gone for good.

I had a bit of a hard time understanding exactly what Vincent was, a Revenant. A Revenant is someone who can take the place of another when they die - in fact, the very second they die. I really liked the idea and I thought it was original when you compare it to vampires and angels. I have no idea if this concept is taken from something or not.... What I had trouble with was the explanation of the process. I had to reread passages several times in order to grasp what was happening. Although Kate accepts all of this craziness a little too swiftly, I was happy to see that she stepped back from the relationship a bit. Could she really date a guy that continuously gave his life for another? Did she want to date a guy that is 100+ years old? These were all things on her mind and for a while, she said no thank you. 

There were a lot of characters in this book. The good guys, the bad guys, and Kate's family. I really really liked some of Vincent's sidekicks. In fact, I liked them more than Vincent. I didn't connect with Georgia very much because I was too busy being irritated that she was trying to drag Kate out to the bar all the time. Things got a little predictable and, for me, Georgie was a character put in so she could be a part of the hook at the end. Ehhhh. It happens.... I love that the book is set in Paris and the scenery was used quite a bit. Every young girl will want to visit Europe after reading. 

Sidenote: I love the original cover with the girl in the red boat....

3.5 Stars

I can't wait for the Dark Days of Supernatural Tour to make their way to Texas! They have set up an event page.....come! I will be getting my copy of Die For Me signed and will give it away. Stay tuned!