Thursday, July 14, 2011

Die For Me by Amy Plum

Die For Me by Amy Plum
Release Date: May 10th 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Page: 341pages
Source: Library
Series: Book 1

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.

When I first heard that this book would be set in paris, I got super excited. I mean, I love reading about France and knowing more their culture, language, etc.

To be honest with you,  I didn’t like the book much, it was good but not to the point where I was awed by it. but please do not take this review as a negative review. The book just didn’t captivate me into its world.

Now I will give it to you, it has a unique concept. I never read anything like that but the problems were in the characters. They were pretty much flat characters. I liked Amy at first because she does nothing in her life but read and read and read. But then she became irritating all the time. Vincent was boring and dull to me. He was mysterious, hot but the way he loved Amy all of sudden wasn’t realistic to me. I like things to come slow. Not OMG, I think I love you. It's just me!

The storyline was twilight themed. There were no vampires in this book but I felt like I was reading one of the twilight books all the time.  I don’t know why, really (Insert a sad face!).

What I liked about this book was the world that Amy had created. It was original as I mentioned and people will like it, but it wasn’t for me.

Tata for now


Renu said...

I'm not a fan of Twilight, and have to agree that this book was not form. The cover is really pretty though! Great review. :)

-k said...

This isn't the first review where I read that the reader thought that this was Twilight with different supernatural creatures. It was all I could think about too while I was reading it.
And I have to agree with your review completely; I wasn't awed at any point while reading it but it was nice to read a non-overdone supernatural concept.
Great review!

Lynn said...

I read this a little while ago, I can understand why a lot of people enjoy it but for me there were too many similarities to Twilight, I found Vincent a little one dimensional and the romance rushed - I thought the revenants idea was good but that it lacked the necessary background. I didn't hate it though - just wasn't totally won over.


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