by Amy Plum
Published by HarperTeen on May 10, 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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I really enjoyed this book! I had no idea what revenants were before I started reading… Plum may have created them but I’m not sure. I loved how the mystery of revenants were revealed to Kate and the reader. The mythology was fantastic, and the story is well written. It was so fun to learn about revenants, and for me, that’s what set this story apart from other YA paranormal romances. I won’t say much else, because I don’t want to ruin the delicious surprise of learning about them!
Die For Me has a great cast of characters. After the protagonist, Kate, and her sister Georgia tragically lose their parents, they move to Paris to live with their grandparents. Kate and Georgia are complete opposites. Kate loves reading and art while Georgia is the social butterfly that seeks out parties and clubs. They both grieve in their own way… and while Kate is trying to pull herself together, she meets Vincent – the dark and mysterious hot guy (obviously!). I also really enjoyed getting to know Jules and Ambrose, and Charlotte who are part of Vincent’s “kindred”.
I have to say… that I LOVED that the romantic, charming, and mysterious city of Paris was the setting for this story! I felt like I was back there again, and seriously, reading this book made me crave crepes!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romances, you must pick up this book! Oh, and be sure to check out all the scrumptious extras on Amy Plum’s website, including a map of Paris with pictures of where certain events in Die For Me took place, Vincent’s POV, and more! This was a great debut for Amy Plum, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.