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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Die for Me by Amy Plum
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."- summary from Amazon
Before reading this book, I'd heard a lot of good things about it, and tons of people (well, ok, three) told me on Twitter that it should be my next egalley to read, so I knew I must be getting into something special. And I was. I was immediately drawn in to Plum's prose and Kate's voice from the beginning and was always eager to read more.
I loved this take on a new paranormal (well, I haven't read any novels featuring them before this) and so it was really exciting to see where the story would go. The setting of Paris was great, and I also really enjoyed seeing the mythology of it all unravel as the novel went on. It was really interesting.
Kate was a great narrator and was just awesome. I also really liked pretty much everyone else too. And Vincent? OMG I WANT HIM. Like, seriously, I loved reading their scenes together- they were witty and romantic. I also felt the romance was handled fairly realistically.
Overall, this book was just fabulous- it was full of humor, action, and steamy romance. What more can you ask for? Other than the next book in the series... :P
FTC: Received eARC from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.
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