Die for Me by Amy PlumMonday, September 03, 2012
Author : Amy Plum
Genre : Fantasy
Published Date : May 10th 2011
Publisher : Harper Collins
Pages : 341
Source : BoughtRating : ✿✿✿✿✿
From Goodreads :
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.
The first time I came across Die for Me was from the hype in Goodreads, and it hooked me almost instantly. Paris? That's my favorite city. Catchy title? Check. Gorgeous cover? Check. Overall? Totally made it to my list.
But it was long before I decided to pick it up, and it spent quite a long time on my TBR list.
But when she saw Vincent's friend crushed by a train, and seemed alive and healthy the next time they met, Kate was suddenly thrust into the world of the Revenant, where the chosen people could die and reanimated again and again.
The plot was intriguing, and the execution was well enough. The tension building was done nicely, and it made readers sitting on the edge of their seat and flipping the book, wanting more. It was sagging in some parts, but for most part, I think the story flowed well enough. I also could picture the scene perfectly on my head, with the great description that didn't give out too much or too little.
For me personally, I think that Kate's character was a bit flat and too common. It's not like she's a Mary-Sue, but I think she lacks uniqueness and surprise.
Our main hero, Vincent, was charming and oh-so-handsome, and totally all over Kate. That's okay. It's not a total turn off point for me. But then again, lack of surprise.
Oddly, I found that the secondary character was more interesting and real than our main character. Ambrose (Vincent's friend) and Georgia (Kate's sister) were the two character I like. Georgia's personality was so distinct—explosive, reckless, and all action—while Ambrose was truly a funny and devil-may-care guy.
Overall, I think this book is quite okay. For all of people who loves Fantasy, as well as aww-romance, go for this book, because this is exactly what you're looking for.