Tuesday 3 May 2011

DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum

My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.

Suddenly, my sister, Georgia and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.

Mysterious, sexy and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.

Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies. . .immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.

I was really looking forward to reading this book, and I absolutely love the cover. It's beautiful.

Kate and Georgia have recently moved in with their grandparents in Paris, after their parents died. Both of them are suffering from grief, but deal with it in different ways. While Georgia steps out almost every night with her new friends, Kate chooses to stay inside. All she does is read, and suffer through the ongoing grief. However, one day, she finally decides to step out and spends time at a cafe while reading her favourite books. That's when she meets the mysterious Vincent.

She's instantly drawn to him, and when he approaches her she can't believe it. Still, Vincent's got too many secrets and he's not exactly human. When Kate witnesses exactly what he and his kindred are firsthand, she gets caught up in their dangerous, immortal world...

Kate is very likeable, and her personal strength shines through--even while she's confused, concerned about what's going on, and still missing her parents. 

Die For Me is a very well-written story, with a lush and very scenic Paris. I really enjoyed the location and felt that it added to the overall story a lot. The other characters are also interesting, as well as the concept. Although I have to admit that for some reason, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

Still, it's worth checking out, and it fits nicely in the YA paranormal genre.

Die for Me, May 2011, ISBN 9781907411021, Atom Paperback

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