Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum

DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum
Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover , 352pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher (ARC)
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?

DIE FOR ME brings an excitingly fresh paranormal tale to an already saturated genre. The Paris setting spoke volumes in creating some perfect scenes throughout this book. This backdrop captured the beauty and mystery surrounding the supernatural elements in this book.

From the moment when Kate and Vincent locked eyes, I could feel a spark between the two characters. Through Kate's eyes, you could feel that there was something enticing about Vincent. I was highly surprised when Kate found out about Vincent's secret - I was way off base. But in any case, I was thrilled to find out more about him and his destiny as a Revenant. I enjoyed the secondary characters just as much, especially Jules. I loved the camaraderie of the Revenants and how well they worked together to achieve their destinies.

I think readers will be memorized with the setting and enticed by the fresh take on the paranormal elements in this book. DIE FOR ME is a captivating debut and I can only hope that the next installment delves deeper into this beautiful yet dangerous world.

3.5 out of 5 Stars

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22 comments:

  1. Lovely review!!! I am reading so many positive reviews of this book that I need to read it so bad!!!Old follower stopping by.
    Mia
    http://bookaholic5.blogspot.com

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  2. This book sounds really good. I just love the cover as well.

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  3. I think I was sold on this book at the mention of Paris! But your review makes it sound even better than I hoped it would be. I think I'll give it a try!

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  4. Ahhh!!! Awesome review. I have heard that it's a very good book. I can not wait to read it!

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  5. Fab review! I think it's an intriguing story, and your review makes me want to read it even more.

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  6. I've been really curious about this one. Thanks for your honest opinion.

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  7. We need some fresh blood in the paranormal genre, that's for sure! Great review!

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  8. I am excited for the Paris setting,I think it will be refreshing change. Thanks for your review.

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  9. The cover made this book jump out at me...then the setting (Paris!)...and then fantastic reviews! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one! I can't wait to read it!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  10. I've heard so many good things about this one. Great review! :-)

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  11. I LOVE this cover! Interested in the book too.

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  12. This sounds intriguing! I would love to read it.

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  13. What a great review I really want to read this book heard good things about it!

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  14. Can't wait to check this book out for myself. Thanks for the awesome review!

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  15. Tehirah Hoosain (WillWontStop)May 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Oh My Gosh! Looks good! Awesome review! I so totally want to read it! (:
    Thanks!
    LOVE YOUR BLOG. TOLD MY FRIENDS!

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  16. Thanks for the review. Since I haven't had many opportunities to travel I like when stories take place in other countries, especially when the author is effective in describing the foreign locales.

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  17. I'm glad to see you didn't guess Vincent's secret. I hate when it's no surprise.

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  18. Your review makes me very interested in reading this book! Can't wait!

    Love that you say it is new and interesting!

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  19. Ah, I think your review definitely captured a lot of what i feel for this book. Great job!

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  20. I'm glad you liked this book! I'm head over heels for the cover! Check out my review HERE.

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  21. i just finished reading this book and....i was not impressed. The characters didn't seem real to me, mostly Kate, her reactions were weird to me. in one part of the book, She sees someone die a horrible death, and almost didn't react, she was like "he is fllirting w/ me!, and wow im at his house!, and wow cool house!" then after a few pages she FINALY starts being upset that the guy died! Also she was kinda annoying, everyother chapter she is "omg i love him, then i can't love him, i love him again, now i can't again" one thing i did love about this book is the idea of Revenants. The author kinda confused me on them a little when we got to hear more about them, but i would LOVE to read more books w/ this idea. I give this book 3 stars out of 5. I will probally get the next book from the library when it comes out.

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