Thursday, October 6, 2011

Review: ‘Die For Me’ by Amy Plum

“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.”  -- Amazon description

Think Twilight with zombies and no sexual tension.  That being said, I didn’t hate this book…I just was a bit bored.  Kate felt like a Bella Swan rip off.  She becomes super obsessed with Vincent the moment she meets him and mopes around when he isn’t with her.  She has no friends at school, and she blows off her sister whenever she tries to ask her to do things.  Vincent is a little cooler, but he isn’t given much to work with in this book.  I like his bravery and back story.  I like the idea of the Revenants, but the thought of dating a guy who is literally a dead body three days every month is creepy beyond belief. 

My biggest problem with this book is that it just didn’t stick with me.  I listened to the audio book while I was packing for a move, and it kept my brain occupied enough to get through the boring task, but soon after it was done, I began forgetting part of it.  I honestly had to check the Amazon page to look up Kate’s name, because I completely forgot her.  The beginning two-thirds of the book is mostly info dumps about the world and back stories.  There really isn’t any good action until the final third of the book. 

If you are really into teen paranormal romances, you might want to give this book a try.  But I think you have to love the genre in order to get sucked into the story. 

Overall, I give Die For Me

Plot – 2 ½ bookmarks
Character development – 2 bookmarks (maybe if I hadn’t read Twilight first…)
Love story – 1 ½ bookmarks (Missing the sexual tension that made Twilight a success.)
Dream cast (otherwise known as who I pictured while reading) – Diego Boneta (Vincent).  I have nothing for Kate, since she failed to make an impression on me.  


  1. I think I'll have to pass this one up. Thank you for the review!

  2. Yikes...being bored by a book is worse than outright hating it (for me). Thanks for the review.