Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Die For Me by Amy Plum

Genre: YA
Series: Die For Me #1
Release Date: May 10th 2011
Pages: 352
Book Source: ARC courtesy of HarperTeen & Netgalley

Synopsis: “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.

Die For Me is so much more than a stunning cover; I was completely immersed in the unique world of revenants; a captivating plot, refreshing originality, and complex mythology nicely wrapped in the mystery and magic of Paris. What can I say, I'm now a 'zombie convert', a fan of the good ones at least. Plum's revenants are a whole lot better looking and sweeter smelling than the zombies of my imagination :)

I quickly warmed to Kate and identified with her need to escape sadness in books, unlike Georgia, Kate's narcisstic older sister, although I will give Georgia the benefit of the doubt since she's also grieving the loss of her parents. I adored Kate's French grandparents and what's not to love about Vincent Delacroix and his undead family. Jules in particular is a wonderful supporting character; adorable, funny, playful and a complete and utter flirt. Hope we see more of Jules in future books.

I loved the Parisian setting, the essence of Paris is conveyed in Plum's writing, all the charm, mystery, flavours and history. And what would Paris be without love. The romance is sweet, if a little predictable but entwined in an age-old battle of good versus evil which is anything but predictable.

A mesmerising debut novel;"magnifique" Ms Plum. I'll be waiting for Until I Die with bated breath.

Want to know more about Amy Plum? Check out her website and blog.


  1. Excellent review! When I first heard of this book, I wasn't sure I'd want to read it but I keep seeing positive reviews. I am glad that the zombies are not like the ones from The Forest of Hands and Teeth. That would be a disgusting romance :)

  2. what a gorgeous review! i really cannot wait to read this one.

    The Parisian setting is such a plus for me :)

    Fingers crossed I love it! (paranormal romance is not usually my thing but i cannot resist this one!)

  3. It must have been a great book for it to have converted you to zoombie books!

  4. Great review, Teddyree :)

    I really liked Die For Me as well. I didn't even think twice about Georgia's behavior since I know how different grief can make people react.

  5. I am sure seeing this one around a lot but for some reason it never pulls me just doesn't

  6. Can I just say that I LOVE this cover!! Now, your review has me wanting to know more about these zombies!

  7. First the gorgeous cover and now your fab review. Paris, romance, and zombies...I'm sold! Thanks for bringing this to my attention.


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