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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
"Die for Me" by Amy Plum
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.
In this incandescent debut, newcomer Amy Plum has created a powerful paranormal mythology with immortal revenants. The Paris setting comes enchantingly alive as a relentless struggle between good and evil takes place in its streets. Rich with romance, atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.
I'll admit to being a sucker for a pretty cover, but lately I've seen some beautiful covers that end up having not so beautiful stories inside. That is not the case here :0) I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading "Die for Me". I thought the premise was really unique, I haven't personally ever read about this kind of paranormal before. I liked the fact that the main character didn't suction cup herself to the cute boy immediately, and I liked the fact that she was torn about her decision toward him once she found out the truth. It seemed more realistic, or at least as realistic as you can get with something that is fiction :0) It's probably a little biased, but this book automatically got brownie points from me, for being set in France. When I was in high school I took a trip there and I love anything that reminds me of how great of time I had then!
Definitely recommended! :0)