Die for Me - Amy Plum If you are looking for a great YA book that is not about angels, demons, vampires and faeries then this book is for you.

This book was about a girl who fell in love with a Revenant.

What are Revenants you say?

The Revenants were people who take the place of someone who was about to die. They die in the place of someone else. They were like guardian angels but not really. They become Revenants because they died saving someone else in their past life. Not everyone who does that could become like them though.

How are the Revenants involved in this story?

Kate and her sister Georgia lost their parents because of an accident. They both have to move to Paris and live with their grandparents because of what happened.

Georgia was coping just fine with the loss of their parents but Kate was not. She still could not accept that her parents were gone and they were never coming back.

After exiling herself in her room for so long, Kate decided to go out and explore Paris for a change. She then met Vincent Delacroix, a mysteriously gorgeous young man who caught her attention at a coffee shop.

Fate has other plans for them though. Kate and Vincent met again at a museum and after that they spent more time with each other.

Kate knew that Vincent was different. She knew that he had a secret and she won’t stop at nothing to figure out what it was.

Because of a little incident, Vincent had to tell Kate what he was. He was not human. He was undead but not a zombie. He was neither a vampire nor an angel. He was a Revenant.



For my review, I would like to break it down into two: my RANTS and RAVES.

RAVES:

* The story for me was unique and original. As I mentioned earlier, it was like a breath of fresh air from the usual vampire and angel thing. The whole concept of other people dying in place of someone else and then living again caught me off guard.

* This book was written in first person which was a plus for me.

* The setting was just perfect for the book. Where? PARIS!

* The cover was stunning. I have to say that the cover was one of the things that pushed me to read the book.

* Kate was a nice girl who loves books and art. She was like a girl after my own heart so I love her. She was vulnerable to Vincent’s charm but she tries to hide it. In short, she wasn’t the type of girl who would immediately show interest in someone even if she knows that she already like him.

* Vincent was no doubt gorgeous. He was old fashioned gentleman. He was honest and I like that about him. He trusts Kate could handle the truth. He kept his word when he said to Kate about telling her more about them. Vincent. Vincent. Vincent. I have added you to my list of book BFs. :)

* Jules at first was an ass. I was not sure why he was like that but then that changed. Turns out he was outgoing and friendly and flirty too. Hahaha.

* I liked the part that Vincent was able to use Kate as a vessel. I liked it because they worked together to kick the ass of the bad guy.

* Kate and Vincent’s relationship was something I definitely envied. They were perfect for each other. They both were willing to make sacrifices for each other. Kate saved Vincent and Vincent was willing to do what was necessary (even if it was hard) so that Kate would not feel the pain she felt when her parents died.

* Ms. Plum’s writing style was superb.

* Lastly, no freaking cliffhangers which I ABSOLUTELY ADORED! With this book you’ll know there is a sequel but still when you read Die for me you don’t get pissed off when you reach the ending because there were loads of unanswered questions. You got to agree with me, sometimes cliffhangers are not good. The ending was just great.

RANTS:

* The characters sort of reminded me of certain characters in Twilight. I know, I know. I shouldn’t compare either books because they are different. Let me just share my opinions though.

1. Kate was like Bella because she was vulnerable like her. She was like Bella not aware that she was pretty. Both were insecure and they also fell in love at first sight. I like Kate a whole lot better than Bella.

2. Vincent was like Edward (obviously). They both were old fashioned gentleman because they were old. They don’t age. I would have to give kudos to Vincent though because trusted Kate with the truth. Alright I’ll admit, Vincent was a way better guy than Edward. I mean Edward is my first love and all but Vincent was just everything that Edward was and more. :)

3. Charlotte reminded me of Alice. Yep. She had short hair too only it was blond. She was close to Kate like Alice was close to Bella.

4. Ambrose was like Emmett. He was buff and likes to tease a lot.

* I hate Kate’s sister, Georgia. Arrrg. She was very irresponsible and stupid. He has a temper of a bull.

* I didn’t like the antagonist. Why? He was not that interesting. And he died in the first book. He was the head of the Zumas (bad revenants) and he died so quickly?

* The book ended so quickly. I wanted more Kate and Vincent time. I felt that it was cut short a little.


All in all I loved the book despite some obvious similarity to Twilight. I know most of you won’t agree with me on that but I just couldn’t lie that I didn’t remember Twilight as I was reading this.

Still, I love this book and I am already impatiently waiting for the second book. I just couldn’t wait to have more VINCENT time. :)


I give this book a 4!