Monday, June 13, 2011
Daisy's Review of Die For Me by Amy Plum
Title/Author: Die For Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
Publisher/Date published: May 10th 2011 by HarperTeen
How I got this book: received it from the publisher
Goodreads summary: "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."
Oh my gosh, I SO LOVED THIS BOOK!! Seriously, I'd been having a bad week and a half of reading books that didn't work for me and then along came this beautiful book. Am I ever glad I hit that request button way back in March!
I loved this book so much I even considered skipping my nephew's birthday. And that's a big sacrifice, cause he turned two and is uber-adorable.
I loved Kate! She seemed so real I wouldn't have been surprised if I turned my head and saw her sitting next to me. I really believed her pain at losing her parents and could easily see someone dealing with it the way she did. She's a strong person and I love how bookish she is.
And OMG, VINCENT! What a beautiful boy! I loved how playful he was and how fragile and strong at the same thing. This is one swoonworthy and completely crushworthy guy! He and Kate had great chemistry and I really enjoyed reading about them.
Kate and Vincent seem to share and epic love, but I loved (how many times have I said loved already?) that they both still are able to think rationally. I mean, it wouldn't have seemed real if after Vincent told Kate about what he is, she'd magically be ok with that. Especially not for a girl who just lost her parents and now hears her boyfriend dies over and over again to save other people. Brownie points to the author for that.
I loved the whole idea of Revenants, I mean, how cool is that? And how heartbreaking at the same time! There's a whole set of characters for me to love in this book and I also really enjoyed Kate having a loving family: sister and grandparents.
I'm going to predict something to happen in the trilogy, light up to read if you want, contains somewhat of a spoiler:
I'm thinking, especially after that scene with her defending Vincent and being willing to die to save him, that Kate will become a Revenant somewhere in the series. Call it a hunch. What do you guys think?
I absolutely LOVED this book, go put it on your to-read list right now if it's not already. Or better yet: GO READ IT! RIGHT NOW! It's amazing. I think it'll physically hurt me to wait till 2012 for the next book.
My rating: 5 stars