- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Paperback | 344 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 30mm | 259g
- Publication date: 1 May 2012
- ISBN 10: 0062004026
- ISBN 13: 9780062004024
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 45,377
Die for Me is the first in an internationally bestselling paranormal romance series by Amy Plum. This thoroughly original young adult novel caused Booklist to proclaim, "Move over, Bella and Edward."When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she has to leave everything behind and move to Paris to live with her grandparents. Kate knows her life will never be the same. But she has no idea how right she is...until she meets Vincent. Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix puts Kate in danger of losing her heart all over again. Especially when Kate discovers his impossible secret: Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny and enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind. And Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.Die for Me is the first book in a trilogy rich with atmosphere and thrills. Readers will no doubt agree with New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike, who said, "I devoured this lush, mysterious romance, which delivers a refreshingly human heroine alongside a hero truly deserving of the title."This paperback edition has extras inside. Discover some of Kate's favorite things; enjoy a sneak peek at Until I Die, the sequel to Die for Me; and more!
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By Kate @ Fictional Thoughts 11 Mar 2013
Kate Mercer is devastated after her parents are killed in a car accident. Her sister (and now technically her guardian) decides that the best thing for the two of them is to relocate from New York to their grandparents' house in Paris. Still reeling from the tragedy to strike her family, Kate becomes a shadow of her former self. Then she meets Vincent - strange and mysterious yet chivalrous Vincent. Feeling like she should hold her heart back from the odd gorgeous boy but not being able to resist his charm, Kate falls for Vincent only to find out she might not be able to handle his special kind of supernatural abilities.
I love books that are set in a far off distant land and the city is well and truly a part of the story. I recently read a book apparently set in Italy and it could have been set anywhere. But in Die For Me, Paris is almost a character itself. One of those books where after I read about the places Kate goes and the vibe of the city and it makes me want to go to Europe.
I loved the pace of this novel. I know, it might sound a little weird for the pace to be the first thing that comes to mind for me but some first in the series books can be a bit of an info dump - too much too soon with too many details that I keep feeling the need to flick back and re-read those sections all the time. But I really liked learning about Vincent and the others along with Kate and their specific supernaturalness. The secondary characters are brilliant - I thought the way they got to tell their stories and the way they interact with each other was fantastic to read. I loved seeing Kate evolve as a character but seeing the others flourish around her (like Georgia and Jules) was amazing.
Fun characters, interesting and fantastic zombies (and coming from a zombie hater that's something) and not too much of that teen angst that some YA novels seem to be bursting to the brim with. It's probably not surprising to hear that as soon as I finished Die For Me (at 1am) I instantly jumped online to buy a copy of the second book in the series, Until I Die.
"Plum's debut is the perfect combo of romance and thrills, with heart-pumping action that will make you jump and love that will make you cry out for joy. You'll hang on every word, reading late into the night, waiting to find out what's next."--Romantic Times
Back cover copy
My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were moving to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my life would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent. Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, he put me in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen . . . until I realized that Vincent Delacroix is no normal human--that he has a terrifying destiny and enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.Can I risk everything for love?