Title: Die For Me (Revenants, #1)
Author: Amy Plum
Release Date: 10. May. 2011
Rating: 5/5 stars
This book made my heart danced with love, but then again it took me to Paris, so it’s understandable.
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.
Remember when Romeo used to be that dude who ‘Died for Juliet?’ yeah well, that ship has totally sailed. And speaking of ships, Jake and Rose have nothing on Vincent and Kate’s personal Titanic love boat.
When I decided to read this book, I thought it was going to be one of those ‘I love you so much I will die for you crap’… (Okay, I kinda love those stories) but it wasn’t – and it was.
“I had feared that love would make me vulnerable. Instead I felt empowered.”
Die for me introduced Kate, a teenager who came with her big sister to live in Paris with her grandparents after her parents died. She lived in her sad, little bubble till one very hot and dangerous Vincent decided to burst that bubble and steal her fragile heart.
Vincent not only came with his godlike handsomeness but also with a very HUGE secret, one that can get a girl to run for her life. Vincent is what you call a ‘revenant’ someone who take the place of someone who is about to die. And he isn’t the only one who is what he is, he has a whole bunch of ‘family’ and a whole bunch of evil guys who wants his head on a silver platter.
“I spent the rest of the day in someone else’s story. The rare moments that I put the book down, my own pain returned in burning stabs.”
Though Kate found it hard to be a part of his world, they found a way to cope. And out of this understanding came an enchanting love story in the beautiful city of Paris – and some head chopping.
The setting of the book was simply breathtaking. Imagine yourself in a very beautiful dress, one that your revenant boyfriend bought you, add a boat, a view of Paris, and a girl could literally die for you. I felt like I was on every location in the book.
Plum didn’t only give us a new original story to die for; she also introduced us to awesome, funny and charming characters. They were humorous and reliable, and although they weren’t blood related they had each other’s back, something I love in a story.
“You’ve heard of vampires?”
“You’ve heard of werwolves?”
“Had you ever heard of us?”
I shook my head.
“That’s called ‘staying under the radar,’ dear Kate. It’s what we’re good at.”
Plum made me feel in love with the originality of this story, and I love her for it.
All in all I really loved this book. I give it a HUGE 5/5 stars because it deserves it big time, for originality and awesome characters, especially Jules. I highly recommend this book to anymore who loves young adult and the supernatural.
Rating: 5/5 = This book is PIZZA. Buy it, read it, marry it, repeat, because this book is Pizza, and Pizza is life.