Title: Die For Me
Author: Amy Plum
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
Released Date: May 10, 2011
Interest: Blog Buzz
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.
I knew Die For Me was going to be good one. I just had this sense. But the raving reviews about it all over the blogosphere helped my intuition too. ;) A lot. First off, take a look at that gorrrgggousss cover! It haunting, kind of creepy looking, what with the title and all, but has a certain allure to it. It's so pretty! In a quite a daunting way. But pretty, nonetheless.
At first reading this book, I was a little annoyed with it. Just a tad. Just because there were so many cheesy YA cliches. Here's one for ya and it went along the lines of " I had this strange sense that I knew him before." Or this killer. " I felt a pull towards him...la dee da dee daaa". But I do admit, these lines are what makes a freaking YA paranormal novel exciting. It's the intrigue, the anticipation, and the mystery behind that yummy looking YA hero that our heroine is pining for. Die For Me just killed it in that department. The romance was blazing like none other! It was so romantic but no where near sickeningly. It was pure, flirtatious, young, first love. Though I wouldn't know of this since at my age, boys are downing Mountain Dew to see who can burp the loudest and arguing about tactics on COD. Ya, these boys are no Vincent Delacroix.
Vincent Delacroix is as yummy as a french pastry and works his unfair advantage of oozing french gentlemen charm to the works on Miss Kate, the lucky heroine of the novel. Like any good girl should know, she's a little mean to him at first with a little bit of "catch me if you can" vibe going on but like all good romances, the fallll innn lurrvvvee. It's exciting with ups and down and the whole time your rooting for the couple to get past their differences and make it as a couple!
This book also has the BEST setting ever.
Love, love, love.
I think anybody that doesn't live under a rock has dreamed about the wonders of Paris and all it's marvels at least once in their life, my self included. It's dreamy and mysterious and the place to be. With this kind of setting for Die For Me, you can't help but be a little jealous. Then mentally plan to try to take a vacation there as soon as possible in hopes of meeting a hot as hell life saver with wavy black hair and lovely blue eyes. So to sum up, Paris is awesome.
This book was a fun read, with an amazing band of characters and a story line sure to make your heart pound! Die For Me is thrilling as it is romantic and I can't wait till 2012, where we will hear more of Vincent and Kate's story!