Die for Me

Die for Me

Book rating: 04 Hardback Revenants

By (author) Amy Plum

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: Hardback | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 218mm x 30mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 10 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062004018
  • ISBN 13: 9780062004017
  • Sales rank: 68,228

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My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind. While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart--as well as my life and my family's--in jeopardy for a chance at love?

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By blair 24 Sep 2013 4

I did judge this book to its cover. It has a beautiful cover and has a good story in it. This book is about zombies set in Paris. When I saw the word Paris, I had the impression that our female protagonist Kate is more inclined towards the arts. She reads in cafes and prefers the museums to shopping. I'm just making a smart guess since she spends most of her time appreciating the arts. And yes, our leads met each other in a fleeting moment and they eye candied each other. Not to typical Twilight. And there wasn't insa-love, so I really enjoyed this book. So the good zombies are called Revenants and the bad are called Numas. The Revenants are suppose to save people who weren't supposed to die, which means unnatural death and they die in the place of these people and after three days they come back to life. However, the Numas are the ones killing innocent people and so these two are sworn enemies like Vampires and Werewolves. For full review: http://blairthebookaholic.blogspot.sg/2013/09/review-die-for-me-by-amy-plum.html

By Zeinab Zmurrod 11 May 2013 3

DIE FOR ME is a book I only 'liked', which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's just that I had really high hopes for it and I was expecting it to woe me breathless (I blame that on all the hype that surrounded it prior to its release) and when it fell short, I was of course disappointed. That doesn't mean it was bad. The opposite, actually: I enjoyed reading Kate's story and getting to know the Revenants (Jules! :D). It had a great setting which was beautifully described and a very fascinating concept, but I found that it lacked something to set it apart from all the other YA paranormal romances out there. The romance was also a little bit too intense for me, but that's just me.
There's a lot of potential and I did like it, so I'm excited to find out what happens next. And with the final book out I think it's time to jump on that: to read the sequel. Especially since I have the complete series now!

By Rebecca Hipworth 19 Mar 2012 5

One of the best books I have ever read. If you want a powerful story and sizzling romance: read this.

By Alaiel Kreuz 14 Nov 2011 4

Have you read this book? Yes? No? Well, if your answer was yes then I hope you enjoyed it. If you answer was no then, let me tell you my opinion about it:

Go get it. Now.

As you can tell, I liked this book a lot. I'm a sucker for romance and if you add that I love paranormal stuff then this book had a really big chance of being between my favorites and... it made it!

So, what is "Die for Me" about? Kate (who's our main character) lost her parents in a terrible accident and had to move along with her sister, Georgia, to their grandparent's house in Paris. And, well, yes, she is depressed (who wouldn't?!) but if it's any consolation Paris is amazingly beautiful and their grandparent's are sweet and tender. Honestly, this book made me miss my grands, you know?

Anyway, Kate's way to fight the pain is to read (and I can relate to that) and whenever she has time she picks a book and goes to a café just to sit there, drink coffee and read. During one of these reading sessions she spots a gorgeous boy who is also looking at her. And Kate, who thinks it's nothing compared to her beautiful and easy-going sister Georgia, feels attracted to this mysterious guy.

After a few times looking at him from her chair they actually talk and after a few "casual" encounters they start going out. But (yes, of course there's a but, there always is) Vincent had a very big secret (isn't his name amazing?! I LOVE that name). He and his kindred are dead... more less. You see, they are revenants.
Like that explains a lot, right? Here is the quick explanation: if you die saving the life of another person (or group of people) you may be granted eternal life. Still, it has a price: you are alive, yes, but you will feel this huge compulsion of saving people, even if it means risking your life. And you might even die, again, but after three days you will wake up completely healed. A cool thing about revenants? They age like everybody else until the next time they die, once "resurrected" they start aging from the start. Say you died when you were 19 and you manage to stay alive 4 years which means you are now 23 but then you die rescuing a kid and after the three days wake up being 19 again.

Going back. Vincent and Kate are really happy until Kate witnesses one of this "risk-your-life-to-save-another-person" acts performed by two members of Vincent's family, Charlotte and Charles (twins) in which Charles dies in a really horrible way and Kate faces reality: she is going to have to cope with the fact that Vincent will die A LOT. And she, after what happened to her parents, doesn't have the strength to be with someone like him.

Of course there's more about this book like the fact that Vincent's dad figure doesn't like Kate, Georgia is going out a lot to fight sadness and Kate, without knowing it, is leading the way for someone who wants to kill Vincent.

Again, read the book, the cover is great, the book is enthralling and the myth of Revenants is well developed. As for me, I can't wait to read the next book!

Review quote

"Move over, Bella and Edward. Plum introduces a world and a story that are sure to intrigue teen readers and will easily attract fans of the Twilight series."--Booklist