April 23, 2012

Die for Me

Die for Me by Amy Plum
Release Date ~ 5/10/11
Format ~ Hardcover
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Borrowed
Purchase: The Book Depository
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.
   Die For Me was a really fun, new take on angels... err... zombies... err... whatever they are... anyway, well I try and figure out if I should call them zombies or angels let's just get on with the review, shall we?

  The main highlight of Die For Me for me (haha) were the characters! Kate was an awesome main character that I really liked and enjoyed reading about, because she was so interesting and had such a great perspective! Vincent was also really awesome, and let me tell you, Kate and Vincent are PERFECT for each other, best book romance I've read for a while! And the villain was so chilling and just plan freaky, I wanted to run and hide under my pillow!

The settings in Amy Plum's Die for Me were so grand and had so many great details! Plum made it feel like you were walking the streets of Paris with Kate! One of the lushest settings I've ever read!

The one thing I have to say that I didn't like about Die for Me was the pacing. It turned this into a 4 star read instead of a 5 star read. It felt like it was "HECK YEAH, OMG THIS IS AWESOME!!!" for about 50 pages then 100 pages of just pure fluff without any plot development. I know I complain about this kind of stuff in reviews a lot, but seriously, if you're going to write a book, make at least 80% of the novel be about advancement in the plot.

 Die For Me was overall a good start to the Revenant series, but I'll be expecting more from the rest of the series. Still worth a read though!
Cover Comments: I really love the Paris skyline and how everything is red (besides the city). It seems like that goes with Paris nicely.



14 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review. I saw this book not too long ago, and that beautiful cover instantly intrigued me.

    I know what you mean about plot advancements--I'm picky about that, too! If the plot isn't moving forward, or something intense isn't happening...I tend to loose interest in the book.

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  2. I loved Die for Me and I can't wait to read the next book of the series. I agree with your review but about Kate and Vincent romance is not convinced me too much. I expect more about them in the next book.
    The cover is the best cover I have seen!

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  3. wow...amazing review benji,this book is on my to-read pile, and im hoping to get this book soon

    as for the cover, it is REALLY beautiful

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  4. I just ordered a copy yesterday and now I'm waiting for it to arrive. It seems good except for the pacing you have mentioned but I think I can overlook that if the overall story is good. Thanks for sharing your review.

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  5. I want to read this book so badly!

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    1. lol same here
      tnx 4 the review benji

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  6. I read this book about two weeks ago, and I completely agree with everything you said! This review sums up my feelings for the book exactly :3

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  7. This book has been on my to be read list for a while now, I'm really excited!

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  8. I've read this book, and I loved it! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, too. AND, I think Kate and Vincent are an amazing couple as well! I love couples like this. Cannot wait for Until I Die! :)

    ♥Jessica(:

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  9. I've been wondering about whether or not to read this book. I'm still not sure if it's something I will enjoy. I may try getting it from the library rather than buying it. Thanks for the honest review.

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  10. Thank you for your review. I saw this book not too long ago, and that beautiful cover instantly intrigued me. I have to read it sometimes :))

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  11. I'm trying to get this book for some time now but there's always something that comes in the way. I would really love to read it. I've read so many great reviews(including yours) about it and most of the people loved it. It sounds like something I would enjoy reading. It's not perfect but it's a good start for a series so it's a must read! Thanks for the honest review!

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  12. I've been getting that vibe from the first books of series lately. Although, I do want to check this one out just because I love the cover. lol

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  13. I think this may be my next read. It has been on my to read list for a while and I was undecided. Thanks for the review!

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