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Jan 27, 2012

Book Review: Die For Me (Revenants 1) by Amy Plum

Author: Amy Plum
Published: May 10th 2011 by 
Publisher: HarperTeen (first published May 5th 2011)
ISBN 0062004018 (ISBN13: 9780062004017)
Original Title: Die for Me
Series: Revenants #1
Characters: Kate Beaumont Mercier, Vincent Pierre Henri Delacroix, Georgia Frances Mercier, Jules Marchenoir, Ambrose Bates ...
Literary Awards: Romance Times top pick for May (2011), Summer 2011 Indie Next List (2011)

Book Blurb:
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?

My Thoughts:
Die For Me is the first book of Revenants Trilogy by Amy Plum. It's also the first book I've read that is written by Amy Plum and I must say that I loved it. It didn't disappoint me.
I loved the plot of the story and I also loved how Ms. Amy Plum made it different from other YA Paranormal. She stayed far away from the usual vampires, wolves, shape shifters, faes and the new rage angels. I appreciated the effort she must have put through for this book to be different from what we used to read. She used Zombies with a twist! Very clever!
The characters are very much likable. I loved Kate, she's filled with grief because suddenly she's an orphan. I loved how Amy Plum described the grief Kate feels because of her loss. It's very real and I could feel it myself as I read. Maybe because I've felt that kind of grief before, I still do and that made me love Kate all the more. 
And then we have the very gorgeous zombie/revenant, Vincent. The very mysterious Vincent. I loved him too. I'd never thought I'll ever drool on a zombie but Amy Plum made sure I did. 
The romance between Kate and Vincent is so captivating that I couldn't put it down. The chemistry between them is undeniable and can be felt while reading their interactions.
Some readers said something that caught my attention. They are comparing Kate and Bella of Twilight in a not so good way. I love Twilight and anybody who knows me knows how much of a Twihard I am and I feel that I have give out an opinion. Kate and Bella are being compared on how they reacted to Vincent and Edward. Bella threw all caution and loved Edward with everything she had despite of him being a vampire while Kate didn't do that, instead she tried everything to forget about Vincent because she didn't know how it would work out for them and she didn't want to risk feeling how it is to loose someone.
I just want to point out that Bella did not experience Kate's grief. She has never lost anyone important to her so she didn't really how it would feel if she lost someone she loves dearly but Kate does. She knows how hard it is to feel that big hole in her heart when she lost her parents and that made her scared to fall for Vincent.
I love both Kate and Bella and I respect them as characters inside a book that made me the reader that I am today and I just thought that the comparison is not at all necessary because they're different from each other.
Die For Me is a gripping tale that would always be remembered by a reader. The Romance, Action, Angst and the realistic way the feelings of the characters was written even though it was a paranormal romance makes this book a great read for me. Two thumbs up for Ms. Amy Plum for writing this amazing romance that would stay with me forever. I am so excited to read the next book!

About the Author:

Amy Plum is the author of the International Bestseller DIE FOR ME, which is an Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal. DIE FOR ME is the first novel in a YA trilogy set in Paris.

Amy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she finally traded a tiny apartment in Brooklyn for a rambling farmhouse in a village of 1300 people in the French countryside. She lives there with her French husband, two young children and big red dog Ella, and spends her time writing in a tiny ancient stone house in her garden.

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  1. sounds good enough for me.

    1. Thanks for commenting! I hope you'd give this book a chance. It is really good.

  2. Glad you liked it! I've heard conflicting things about it and seems to be a love or hate kind of book, but I feel that it is one I will enjoy :) Good review!

    1. Thanks for commenting! I really did enjoy reading this book.I hope that when you read it you'll love it as much as I did.


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