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.
Yes? No? Anyone?
This book was intriguing because it was the first I’d read about revenants. What are those? Oh, it’s complicated, but you’ll see. With the YA literature world so overrun by paranormal stories, it was nice to see something fresh.
And the setting! The Parisian backdrop of cafes and boardwalks was just…ooh-la-la.
Only…this book was uber-Twilighty. I enjoy the Twilight books. I do. But after them, I got over the insta-love, the “Sure, I will quickly and easily overlook the fact that you are DANGEROUS and kinda DEAD” thing. So, you know, that didn’t do much for me here.
Some pros, some cons. But consistent fans of the paranormal genre will enjoy it. Many thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins for my review copy of this book.