Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Die For Me" by Amy Plum

Die for MeFrom Goodreads: "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?"

When I first saw all of the hype surrounding this book in the blogosphere I must admit that I was quite a bit hesitant to read this book, I kinda felt like it would be one of those books that didn't live up to said hype (like "The Iron King" and "The Goddess Test", they received such good reviews from the majority of the blogging community, but they didn't really do it for me), however, I am soooooo happy to say that my hesitation was completely unwarranted- this book was amazing and fully deserving all of said hype!

One of the reasons why this book is so successful is because of the characters. I find that in a lot of the time when an author describes the male lead as being Greek god looking he usually lacks a personality or doesn't exhibit his personality until the story is coming to an end (and by then it doesn't really make all that much if an impact on the reader- *cough, cough, Edward Cullen, Henry, and Ash*), but Vincent actually had a personality right from the get go and as such he wasn't an intimidating and untouchable character like many of those other male leads, he was someone that the reader could really relate to. Also, while Kate was originally a mopy character in the beginning (a la so many 'heroines' in YA books, ie. Bella and the likes of), she really did come into her own about halfway through the book and was more than willing to protect her loved ones.

The secondary characters were also really great and full of personality, Jules (who could maybe give Vincent a run for his money), Ambrose, Charlotte, and Gaspard, and they really were the cherry on top of this fantabulous story. Another reason why this book is because it is about paranormal beings no other YAs books (that at least I have come across) touch- revenants. Who knew dead people could be so hot? ;)

All in all, this book is highly deserving of all of the hype surrounding it, not only because of amazing characters, but also a totally original storyline. I can't wait to see what Amy has in store for us next!

Rating: 10/10

Special thanks to NetGalley for my copy of this book! I was not compensated in any way for this review.


  1. Must. Read. Now. I've been a little hesitant just like you since everyone is raving about it, but I was the same way with Anna and the French Kiss and I just fell in love with that one. Can't wait to get to this one, thanks for an awesome review Avery!

  2. I am soooo glad you liked this one. I really loved Vincent. And I forgive Kate her mopey ways because of all she lost. I just preferred to see it as her coping ways.

    This story was very different and the setting also made this really great for me. There is just such a richer history when books are set in Europe versus the U.S. and for this story it's definitely necessary.

    Great review and I really love Jules as a secondary character, I hope he's around in the next book!

  3. I didn't enjoy this one unfortunately, although I loved The Goddess Test! xD
    There was just too much romance that I'd seen before when I wanted to know more about the Revenants.

    ComaCalm's Corner

  4. I enjoyed this one too. Although I didn't say what the paranormal was b/c it was fun trying to figure it out. I was convinced they were fallen angels at first. LOVED that they weren't!

  5. I really can't wait to read this book! It's sitting on my shelf just waiting until I can finish all the others ahead of it! Thanks for such a great review, I too, love a book with great characters!

  6. I really want to read this book. But they did not approve my request.

    hhmm..a book with many great characters. *noted*


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