Die for Me by Amy Plum
Published May 10th by HarperTeen
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:
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.(
First can I just start by saying...LOOK AT THAT COVER!!
Isn't she a beaut?!?!
There ia another cover running around out there, but I have to say that this is my favorite:)
When I first heard about this book I was all like "SQUEEEE"
I mean come one a hot YA love story with zombies? Whats not to love!
Well folks while I will say this book is likable...lovable isn't a word I would use:( I enjoyed reading it most of the time but something just wasn't connecting me to the story, the characters, the plot, all of it. It just didn't captivate me. Grip me in a way that made my emotions drop off the deep side of the roller coaster. I would say must of the time the roller coaster just coasted...
Vincent's character was just not quite right. At times he sounded all old (which is is) and at others he spoke like your average young teen boy. Now I'm all good with the immortal young looking old guy talking all proper and 18th century like. Or when he has learned the slang and talks like any other teen boy of the times, but the flopping back and forth left me feeling like I couldn't get a grip on him, ya know? Then there is the fact that he was so sweet to Ava. Even at times when I felt like he should have put his foot down he never did.
Ava's character was better. I truly felt for her loss of her parents. The pain and sorrow she was feeling sucked me in in the first few chapters. But again when she tried to be snarky it just didn't feel right and I wasn't buying it. It felt forced to me..
Overall I did enjoy the read and am curious to see where this is going but I just felt with the premise it could have been better.
Until next time...