Friday, November 22, 2013

Die For Me by Amy Plum

Revenants #1
     "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.
     While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?"

While this book was well written, I honestly don't know if I like it or not. It was an enjoyable read, the plot was interesting. The characters were believable for the most part. There was just something small, that I felt was missing. There was more than one instance that I thought about not finishing it, but the story intrigued me enough that I wanted to know what was going to happen, or if it really was just another story about a regular girl who fell in love with an immortal.

In the end, it kind of was just that. Kate, a regular 17-18-year-old girl recently orphaned moves to Paris, France with her older sister to live with their grandparents, meets and falls in love with Vincent. He is some kind of immortal that saves other peoples lives. He either dies in their place only to rise again after a couple of days, or he saves them from dying all together.

For starters, their insta-love is completely unbelievable, and quite frankly annoying. Sure, Kate is reluctant to be in a relationship with him after she finds out what he is. But that doesn't really change the fact that books, where characters fall instantly in love, are too many. The idea of what Vincent and his friends are is far more interesting than Kate and Vincent's "love story". And that was the only thing that really kept me interested enough to finish the book. I most likely won't be reading any more from this series.

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