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.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?
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 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.