April 8, 2011
Review: Die For Me By Amy Plum
Die For Me (Revenants#1) By Amy Plum
Release Date: 5/10/11
Source: Netgalley (Thanks! HarperTeen & Netgalley)
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?
After the loss of their parents, Kate and her sister Georgia move to Paris to live with their grandparents with the hopes of starting a new life. As with reality everyone deals with death differently. Georgia threw herself into socializing and partying while Kate secluded hereself from the world until she met Vincent.
There were moments when I cried my eyes out, because of the emotional war going on within Kate and then there were times when I couldn't keep a smile off my face. The story took place in Paris and Ms. Plum did such a great job of describing the city with its breathingtaking architecture it was if I was there strolling down the streets. I loved everything about this book, and the concept of Revenants was unique and unlike anything I have read before. The relationship between Kate and Vincent was not rushed and you were able to see it bloom. The story was paced just perfect and the supporting characters each had a strong personality that you couldn't help but like.
This story wasn't about just the romance between two characters but it was also about a girl who loses both of her parents and the aftermath of what happens. You watch Kate deal with the inner turmoil that is left when you lose a loved one; she struggles to find herself and wonders how she can continue to go on and what could possibly be worth it. Then you watch as the thin shred of hope that she has held on to comes to life and reminds you that there is hope after all and everything hasn't been lost.
On a side note, this book was really an emotional read for me since I have dealt with the lost of a parent. The words that were written on the pages could have been my own as I was reminded of a difficult time in my life.
I can't say enough about how much I really loved the story. I would give this book four stars and recommend that everyone should run out a buy a copy of it when it's released on May 10th.