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Review: DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum

Posted by on May 3, 2011
Die for Me (Revenants, #1) 
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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  1. 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! =]

  2. 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

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  3. 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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