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Die For Me by Amy Plum

May 20th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: May 10, 2011

Publisher: HarperTeen

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads.com:

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?

I really enjoyed this book even though it suffered from one of my pet peeves of the boy and girl falling for each other so quickly and it was hard to see what brought them together so quickly.  The characters were a lot of fun and it was a refreshing departure that most of the story focuses on Kate’s life in Paris. Although she’s attending school it doesn’t focus on school life, filled with the drama of the cool kids, outcasts, etc.  Both main characters were great and the chemistry between Kate and Vincent was palpable.    The supporting characters also added to the fun in reading this book.  Kate’s grandparents are definitely not your run of the mill grandparents.  Vincent’s “family” all had their own quirks and unique personalities that I cannot wait to see more of.

The story was something different.  The characters joke that they are zombies but don’t let that fool you.  These are not your stumbling, flesh eating zombies.  They are something much, much more and it’s a fascinating idea.  The story flows well at a perfect pace that keeps you engaged in the story.  Don’t dismiss this as another run of the mill paranormal books.  I definitely suggest picking this one up.  You won’t regret it.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

2 Responses

  1. kay

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed that one even though I agree, the romance part was typical of what I don’t like in YA love stories, too. But the revenants were original, so it made up for it!

  2. Michelle

    I find the insta-love thing a bit over the top too but it’s one of those things I can easily look over if the rest of the book (characters, plot, etc) are good. In this case I thought it was different enough that the romance portion of it all was bareable.

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