Saturday, March 26, 2011

Author - Amy Plum
Genre - YA/Romance/Paranormal
Pages - 352
ISBN - 0062004018

DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. It introduces a new version of the undead with revenants, beings who are fated to sacrifice themselves over and over again to save others’ lives. Kate finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely. (goodreads)
 
 
Reading Die For Me i was taken back to another teen romance.. yes, Twilight. While there are major diffrences, it feels the same. There are no vampires, there are no werewolves but the love story is familar.

That being said, the story is quite lovely. Kate is a good character, strong and smart but also vulnerable after her parents death. Vincent is the brooding dark handsome boy with a secret and Kates love interest. Nothing too new there. The other characters have thier own charm and i really liked them all. The story plays out nicely, no sexual scenes, no swearing, just clean romance and sweetness. The backdrop of France was a diffrent take since most YA are based in America. There is interesting Mythology and culture wrapped up into the book as well.

I wont give much away because it is best you read it for yourself, the ending was sweet and it really ended like a stand alone would but its only the first in the series. The book has humor, mystery, romance and intrigue. If your a fan on YA love stories, or enjoy France then i recommend Die For Me.

I would also like to point out the cover, it reminds me of a poem called "The Lady of Shallot" only one of the lines, it goes "Down she came and found a boat, Beneath a willow left afloat, And around about the prow she wrote The Lady of Shalott." Its a pretty cover with its blues and such, but i enjoy the hardcover picture more.

2 Comments:

  1. Mad Scientist said...
    I'm reading this beauty right now. I agree. I'm liking the hardcover art more. It is beautified and brings images of being held with no will.

    Great review hun,
    Mad Scientist
    Dazzling Mage said...
    Haha, I think our biggest fear when we pick up YA romance books these days is the return of Twilight 2.0. XD

    Great review!

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