Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Die For Me Review

Die For Me

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.

In this incandescent debut, newcomer Amy Plum has created a powerful paranormal mythology with immortal revenants. The Paris setting comes enchantingly alive as a relentless struggle between good and evil takes place in its streets. Rich with romance, atmosphere, and thrills,
Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.

What I Loved 
Kate: A great new heroine. She has had a very painful life altering situation of loosing both her parents and moving to Paris to live with her grandparents. Some people would crumble and completely loose sight of life, but Kate while grieving grows stronger and more protective of herself and she isn't willing to just jump into a relationship with out understand the situation and possibly painful consequences for her in the long run. She thinks about things with a rational though process.
Vincent: hmmm...What to say about this character! I love my dark brooding male characters, they are my weakness. He is sweet, not pushy and protective. And of course super hot and sexy :)
Forget vampires, forget werewolves, the new thing in Revenants. Amy created her own creature to fit what she wanted for the story. Revenant is the French world for "one who comes back", they aren't really zombies well not in the traditional sense. Yes they died in their normal life but they came back as something more and with an honorable purpose. I love these new mythological creations and I can't wait to read more about what she has in store for them and what history she will reveal to us in the coming books.
Star-Crossed Lovers
This book has been compared to Twilight (just like everything else) and it does have some parallels throughout the storyline and even Amy states her inspiration did come from watching Twilight. This is the story of two lovers that shouldn't be together but will stop at nothing to be together. In essence that is what Bella & Edward, Romeo & Juliet, Helen & Paris, Clarey & Jace and many others lovers throughout stories, this theme transcends Twilight. So forget about comparing this to Twilight and just love it for a new story of two lovers that shouldn't be together but are.
I dedicate this song to all the Revenants

What I Didn't Like
It came to an end and I now have to wait a whole year for the next book.

If you like YA, fantasy just read it

Revenant Trilogy
Die For Me (out)
Until I Die (2012)
Book 3 ?
Amy has awesome EXTRAS like a deleted prolog and Vincent's POV and FAQs about the book, inspiration, etc.
Amy will be touring with the Dark Days of Supernatural Tour (with I will be attending the Oregon event, yay)
Check her Tour Schedule to see if she will be coming near you.

Have you read Die For Me or do you have it on your to buy list?



Fiktshun said...

I just love how you break down your reviews into likes and dislikes. And my one dislike is the same as yours - that we have to wait a whole years for book 2!

I've seen how this has been compared to Twilight, and some of the comparisons may make sense, but it didn't feel like that book, at all.

You can draw parallels to almost every book if you thought about it. Female main, aloof male, happy best friend. They're just ingredients. The dishes are all different if done right.

And this book was such a standout!

Great review :)

Kristina said...

@fiktshun thanks, I like writing my reviews broken down into groups. It lets people know what I really did or didn't like about the book, and than they can decide for themselves if that is something they like or don't like in their books as well. For me character personalities are very important and will make me love or just like the book. I will almost always talk about about the characters in each review.

It is driving me crazy how much people are comparing everything to Twilight. I love Twilight as much as the next person, but like you said ingredient are the same but different portions are used with a few added ingredients to make its own thing.

vvb32 reads said...

you got me excited for this one even more!

Lena said...

I've seen this book everywhere. I fell in love with the cover, so I'll be reading it after the Armchair BEA is over. Nice blog you have too. I found you through Fiktshun. Hope to stay connected.

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Kristina said...

@vvb32 yay, you have got to read this book!!!

@lena I absolutely love this cover, this is one of those books I want to have displayed face out because it is just so gorgeous!!