Overall I enjoyed their moments together, and as the story went along, I kept wanting more! Yes, the romance has a Twilight feel at times, but it is sweet and captivating. The romance in this between Kate and Vincent was pretty good, although it did remind me of twilight a bit at times! There was no questionable man on a corner selling wrist watches, and I pray to God he's wearing clothes underneath that trench coat. I've seen it getting a bad rep lately, but I can't get enough of it, it's my kind of drug. It is a passionate and engaging read that I highly recommend for fans of paranormal romance. I felt like they were all very well written despite me wanting to know more. The beginning of the novel had hinted at some dark undertones and a touch of the macabre, but as things go on the story just morphs into a sappy love story like so many others out there. I love books that are set in a far off distant land and the city is well and truly a part of the story.
Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. Some of it was funny like with Ambrose, Jules, and the other revenants, but most of it was just plain beautiful. They even made a movie about it. The only big scene where Kate shows initiative and takes action towards the end occurs because she is literally no longer in control of her own body. I just thoroughly enjoyed the fact that she really gave them tests and trials to get through in order to be together, so that their romance actually had a strong base.
There's an old world, exotic feel to the story, and Paris suits this well. I was pretty much resigned to reading Twilight: Zombie Edition. Maybe it was the setting, Paris. Sitting in a cafe, Kate looks up to see a very gorgeous guy sitting at a table, staring at her. The young-adult novel recounts the attempts of Kate Mercier, a 16-year-old American living in Paris, to move on after the death of her parents in a car crash, and her love story with one of the revenants, Vincent.
There was no Italian lady standing on your heels because she has no concept of personal space. Maybe it was the writing, which was absolutely captivating. Have you also realized that some of these remind you of a certain bestselling novel with sparkly creatures? It was surprisingly easy to do. I couldn't help seeing the humongous cliche this entire book is. All that's missing is a strolling violinist and a guy selling roses.
After the death of their parents, Kate and Georgia move to Paris to be with there grandparents. Her first published novel, Die for Me, came out in 2011. For Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Balthazar Grimod de La Reynière, I went down a list of aristocratic names from the 18th century and picked and chose the ones I liked! It was pretty much the final straw. Because, seriously, I can only stand so many books where the girls are like you're a vampire werewolf, witch, faerie, etc , you're dangerous, but who cares? Does she fall in love with the hero because of his looks? Kate and Vincent have a very awkward first meeting and most of their conversations are very stilted, though they're supposed to be cute or romantic. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Kate and her sister Georgia lost their parents because of an accident. After all of that restrictiveness, she was forced to run far far away, specifically to Paris, France, where she only wore black and danced all she wanted.
Sitting in a cafe, Kate looks up to see a very gorgeous guy sitting at a table, staring at her. I also liked the other characters as well, Jules, Ambrose and Charlotte but I think Jules is my favorite, he has the big-bear brother thing going on that I find adorable. It truly was a fresh idea. If you loved Twilight, you will most likely love Die for Me. I had not heard of Revenants. However, my biggest pet peeve ever is that it is excruciatingly obvious that Plum has never spent any significant time in Paris. But none of those sounded right either.
I read this for a straight two hours and was almost done before I went running, and I just came back and finished the last five pages. The victims buried there haunt her. This book was everything I thought it wouldn't be. All of them are well developed and all have fun personalities. She takes the everything in stride at first, but eventually her fears win out which were completely understandable. Amy Plum took the idea of zombies and created her own twist on the mythology.
This book was about a girl who fell in love with a Revenant. This book is not a stunning, original work that will sweep all readers off their feet. This unremarkable girl is just suddenly the most special thing to him, and Plum spent so much time having Kate tell me how unattractive she was that I really had a hard time understanding what he saw in her. The story really fell apart in the last few chapters and just became incredibly predictable. Publishers, I don't understand you. So I was thinking that I need to get me some hot, immortal teen-boy action because that is not at all creepy and weird. Some of the major issues I had with it might not bother others at all.
It was fun to read about Paris. There's no action until the end of the book. And Die for Me was just what the doctor ordered! All the trappings of romance are there, but they're over the top romantic fantasies that don't seem real at all, but straight out of some sort of chick flick. Finally, a paranormal with a purpose I can cheer for unlike, say, drinking blood. Th Amy Plum's Die for Me is an enchanting debut novel with a rich setting, fresh mythology, and charming supporting cast.