Thursday, March 17, 2011

Die For Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum

Book:  Die For Me (Revenants #1)
Author:  Amy Plum
Publisher:  Harper Teen
Rating:  5 Stars
Summary From Goodreads:
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.

DIE FOR ME presents a new supernatural mythology presented in a city where dreams are sometimes the same as reality.

My Review:
First off I need to say that I received this book as an arc e-book from Harper Teen through NetGalley. This in no way affected my review.

This is an amazing debut by Amy Plum. I had been wanting to read this for a while and when I got the chance I was really excited. This is definitely a 5 Star rating if not more. The cover is gorgeous by the way. I fell in love with this while reading it and I read it every chance I got.

It starts off with these two sisters who are living in Brooklyn when they parents are killed. They decide to move to Paris, France to live with their grandparents after the funeral. Georgia has no problem fitting right in the party scene as soon as they get there. Kate on the other hand prefers to read and hang out at cafes. She is still dealing with her parents death. One day while reading at her favorite cafe she sees this gorgeous guy Vincent. He comes off as a jerk at first. Then later Kate and Georgia are out walking one night and see something strange happen. From then on Kate and Vincent keep running into each other. They become friends at first and then start dating. Vincent then shares with Kate what he really is. He is an immortal called a Revenant. They save humans and even die sometimes while saving a human. The catch though is that after three days they come back alive, the three days they are in a coma like stage.

I just loved this story. It was well thought out, the characters were strong and the environment was just gorgeous. The way the author described Paris it was as if I was right there with the characters seeing what they were experiencing. We got to find out some of the background of each of the characters which was nice. I loved how Kate and Vincent took their time with their relationship. The scenes were well written. The ending was beautiful, Kate's birthday and Vincent's gifts to her. This had it all suspense, action and my favorite romance. I cannot wait to read the sequel and anything else in the future from this author. I am recommending this to everyone who loves paranormal romance. It's SO GOOD!


  1. Jamie, thanks for such a heartfelt and enthusiastic review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Hi Jamie, I happened onto your journal by way of Network Your Blog, and I have to say that I love it. I find it very clever and cute, and interesting. It's definitely something that I would read a couple times a week and keep up with, as we have similar tastes.

    The review was very eye opening and I cannot wait to read this book, as I've heard so much about it. Am definitely following your awesome blog. :)


  3. Soulunsung, thank you so much for the wonderful comments. I hope that you come back often and "like" my Facebook page. :)

  4. This one sounds excellent! Thanks for the well thought out review!