Friday, June 3, 2011

Die For Me Review


Title: Die for Me (Revenants)

Author: Amy Plum

Release Date: May 10, 2011

Publisher: HarperTEEN
Source: Bought/Audiobook/Itunes

Description:
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 , atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.

Kate's parents have died and she has come from the U.S. to live in France with her grandparents and her sister Georgia. She has become a bit of a hermit, never venturing out of her grandparents house. One day her sister tells her she should at least go to a cafe to read, at least then she will be surrounded by people instead of being all alone all day.

Kate wants to find the perfect cafe... a cafe that she can call hers. After visiting one cafe she finds nothing but old people...Kate quickly moves on to the next. Upon entering the cafe she automatically feels at home! This will be Kate's cafe where she will spend her days reading. Its not long before Kate locks eyes with a gorgeous mysterious stranger. Vincent. After a couple days of seeing each other at the cafe, one wall crumbles and would have landed on Kate if someone hadn't requested that she go to their table the exact second that the wall let go.

The people that called Kate over know Vincent and are like him. Revenant. A person who saves humans but must die every few years in order to keep doing so. While they are dead they float around in a ghost like state, not visible or audible to humans but they can easily communicate with each other.

I have left a lot out of my description of the book, mainly because I don't want to give too much away and I feel that if I was to go into a lot of detail I wouldn't be able to stop. I am in love with this book. I got the audiobook from iTunes and it was totally worth it.

The Narrator of the book brings Die For Me alive. You can fully believe that she is Kate. She is at times hopeless, snarky, starstruck, and loveable.... everything that Kate is. She is also great at narrating the other voices in the book. Normally I am a little weirded out by a woman doing a mans vocals in an audiobook. Mainly because it doesn't at all sound manly... it sounds creepy! She was truly amazing! Her voice fit Kate to a T and the voices she made for the males weren't at all creepy or weird. You can tell that the narrator was very carefully chosen for this book.

OVERALL RATING

6 comments:

  1. I have this book and now I'm even more anxious to get to it. I'm glad the audio book is good, too. :)

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  2. Great review! This book was really good and I love the new cover. So pretty:)

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  3. I am honestly a little but partial to the old cover.

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  4. I like reading books better than listening to audio books, because I fall asleep easily! LOL! But anyway, you review was great and interesting!
    Check out my review HERE

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  5. I've been reading a lot of good things about this book! I'll give it a try =P

    Nat @ Reading Romances
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  6. I agree, it's a very, very hot issue and is interested now, thanks very much.

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