Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Die for Me (Revenants #1) 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.
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 romance, atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.
That is where you leave us?! Yes, I am awaiting to read the sequel to this novel. This debut novel caught my attention immediately and I was unable to put it down. I couldn't wait to see where Kate would end up and what would happen with Vincent and the other revenants. I had to laugh at the beginning when the revenants were referred to as Zombies, because I guess in a way they truly are (without all the nasty brain eating).
Kate is put through the unimaginable agony of losing her parents at such a young age. Kate and her sister Georgia are now living in Paris with their grandparents. Strange events occur and no one quite knows what to think of it all. The question is...will a boy come between the love of these sisters? Will one wrong decision change the lives of everyone? Will anyone have a life? You are left on the edge of your seat while reading this novel just waiting to see if there is a fairytale ending. A great page-turning debut novel!