Review: DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum

Die for Me (Revenants, #1) 
DIE FOR ME
Amy Plum
341 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 10th, 2011
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LIKED

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.

Amy Plum’s debut novel is a unique, heart felt tale that strikes all the right cords. Die for Me is a story of love and loss that I’m sure many of us can relate to.

When I cracked the book open to the very first pages, I wasn’t sure if I would like it, particularly because it showed up as a surprise on my doorstep. However, as I slowly eased myself in, I found myself having a difficult time getting back out without having my mind constantly turning back to Plum’s debut.

One particular reason why I liked Die for Me, was Kate’s character. She’s a normal girl who just lost both her parents to a car crash. Life is tough, but she copes with it the same way we would in our world. I know there are paranormal elements, but if you look past them, you could relate to Kate in so many ways.

Kate needs to overcome her loss and continue her life, but she doesn’t see how when two of the most important people in the world to her have passed on. As I stood in the sidelines and watched Kate go through a traumatic stage of her life, there were times when I felt Kate’s loss was my own.

Overall, Die for Me is a debut that is as good as it can get. If you’ve read the synopsis, I assure you, that’s what you’ll get.

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Hafsah

Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

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16 Comments

  1. Reply

    Amber

    May 3, 2011

    Glad you were able to connect with Kate's loss. That's always a sign of good writing. Thanks for the review!

  2. Reply

    Lisa

    May 3, 2011

    I've heard book things about this book. I love books that stick with you even when you set them down for a bit.

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    Jessie Harrell

    May 3, 2011

    can't wait to read this one! thanks for the review.

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    BooksforCompany

    May 3, 2011

    l loved Kate character too! =)
    Glad you enjoyed this.

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    Rie Conley

    May 3, 2011

    Great review! I've been putting this one off as I read other books, but now I want to go enjoy it!

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    Bere

    May 3, 2011

    Fantastic review, Hafsah! Although I don't know much about this one I do have it on my reading list. I think I was drawn to it by the cover. It's gorgeous! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'll definitely be looking out for it. Thank you! =]

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    April X

    May 3, 2011

    Nice review :) I've heard great things about this book, will have to check it out!

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    ~Enamored Soul~

    May 5, 2011

    I love when an author is able to make us connect to the character so much so that we can almost feel what they're feeling! Thanks for the amazing review! :D

    ~Hira~
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    Arianne Cruz

    November 3, 2011

    i see this book everywhere! now I'm so curious to read it!

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    Nicole@The More the Merrier

    November 11, 2011

    I already wanted to read this book but now I want it even more. I love when I'm reading a book and I can't stop thinking about it because it is just that good. Great Review!

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    Crystal

    January 31, 2012

    Awesome! I've been wanting to read this book and after this review I'm certainly moving it up on my TBR list. Thanks for the great review :-D

  12. Reply

    Sierra

    April 2, 2012

    Great review I just got this book and I hope I will enjoy it as much as you did.

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    Alyssa Susanna

    July 29, 2012

    Oooooo I really like this book! Five stars indeed!!!!I won it from Amy, and I have to say, for a book about “dead” people, I really like it!!!!! France is sooo beautifully described in this book!!! I believe Amy lives there, so it makes sense that she would have such a good feel of the setting. I love the characters too. Great debut!!! I have Until I Die and will read that soon. Thanks for the review!!!!! :D

    Alyssa Susanna

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    Stephanie27

    November 11, 2012

    I am glad you liked it! This book just wasn't for me though. I wish I would have enjoyed it more.

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    Vivien

    December 23, 2012

    I just didn't liked this novel. Not enough Paris for me, then the plot just fizzled.

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    Violet Hart

    July 16, 2013

    I loved this book! Still haven't yet read the sequel. Thought it started slow, but then picked up and got fabulous!

    http://violetsbookshelf.blogspot.com/

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