Monday, May 9, 2011

Die For Me by Amy Plum

Die For Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum.
Publisher: HarperTeen.
Pages: 341.
Release Date: May 10th.
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?
I always get excited when I read a new kind of paranormal. Don’t get me wrong, I love my vampires and werewolves and angels, but I’ve been craving something different for such a long time. Helllloooo, revenants!

For the most part, I very much enjoyed this one. It did have it’s little problems that were hard for me to see past, such as the instant romance between Kate and Vincent and how quickly it got so deep. I understand that not every story can pull off those slow, developing relationships, but I definitely think this one could and I would’ve favored their romance a lot more had it a slower pace. Another thing that kind of threw me off is that, in general, this book kind of lacked intensity to me. I don’t know how to explain it. It just wasn’t as heart-stopping for me as it seemed it was supposed to be.

But besides that, I thought this book was great! The plot is imaginative and a breath of fresh air. I absolutely loved the descriptive scenery; the author really did a gorgeous job painting mental pictures of Paris and its life and atmosphere. It was a beautiful setting and perfect for the tone of this book.

Overall, there were a few things I didn‘t love, but I still enjoyed Die For Me and thought it was a great start to a series. The revenants are interesting and I feel like I didn’t get nearly enough of them; I’m excited for more and will impatiently awaiting its sequel. I definitely recommend to paranormal romance lovers!

Other reviews for Die For Me:
Book Chic Club.
Novel Novice.
Good Choice Reading.
Bookalicious.

8 comments:

  1. What exactly is a revenant?

    I still don't know.

    That said, I have this on my kindle and am pumped to read it! Prolly won't get to Die For Me until the BEA bus ride though.

    Glad you enjoyed Die For Me despite the instalove :-P

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  2. April, they're like ... part ghost, part superhero (some are part villian!) and part suicidal. That sounds so ridiculous, but you'll know what I mean when you read.

    BTW, cannot WAIT to meet you at BEA. Well ... I'll meet you at S&S, but you know what I mean! :D

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  3. Just waiting for this to arrive from Book Depository any day now. Awesome blog. Come visit me sometime.

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  4. Hmm, sounds interesting, it'll have to be on my list to read.

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  5. I agree with you, the romance could have taken more time to develop in this one. But other than that I liked. Especially since it was in Paris.

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  6. I actually loved this book! Check out my review HERE.

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  7. I LOVE THIS book this is the only book i have actually LOVED ever since i have read 'i was jane austens best friend'!!!

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  8. I read this book as well and liked it ok enough. A book I LOVED that was along the same lines but had more lore was Dead Beautiful. It was so great and gives you something different then our beloved vamps, werewolves and angels:)

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