Series: Revenants #1
Published by HarperCollins
Pub Date: May 10th 2011
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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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.
Die for Me is that new kind of paranormal book you’ve been looking for. Amy Plum has created a unique type of dead-undead, The Revenants. The details of their existence and purpose are unraveled over the span of this book, so I don’t want to give it away in this review…but, think guardian angels. Don’t misunderstand and think this book is about angels though, it’s also not about zombies, which I have seen mentioned in several reviews. The term is used jokingly by a couple of the Revenants, but they’re not really zombies.
This is one romantic book! You know, when they’re not fighting for their lives and all. Paris, cafes, museums…hot boy. Kate is captivated by Vincent. He’s handsome, charming…mysterious. The fact that so much of him is a secret to Kate is what leads her to keep him at arms length. She’s not the I-don’t-care-if-you’re-a-killer-I-still-want-to-be-with-you type of girl. She’s careful and smart. Vincent doesn’t give up her that easily though, and he convinces her to hear him out. Once she’s on board, they have some really romantic moments together.
The action in this book is pretty kick ass. Lots of sword fighting. Vincent has to practice his sword-wielding skills often…in karate pants…shirtless. :) Yeah, we get a peek at that hotness. The other characters in this book, especially the other Revenants, are very likable and bring great humor to this story. Overall, I enjoyed this story! I’ll be looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.