Die for Me-Revenants #1 by Amy Plum is published by HarperTeen and is 341 pages in print edition and will be published on May 10, 2011. You can find out more about here: Die for Me-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?
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Die for Me was a ONE-SIT-READ for me. Everything about it had what I look for in a book! Read my review and you'll see exactly why you should read this book when it comes out on May 10!
Amy Plums captivating debut novel Die for Me was so superbly written it was difficult to believe it was her first novel! It had all the elements that made it a One-Sit-Read, the highest honor this reviewer can give. It took me on a joy ride full of roller-coaster emotions, eerie paranormal elements that twist away from the usual genre fare, tender romance and a setting that literally took my breath away.
Kate Mercier has had her world turned upside down, she and her sister, Georgia have moved to Paris to live with their wonderful grandparents after the death of their parents. While Kate grieves so deeply that it drives her into deep depression and reclusion, Georgia grieves differently, taking in the lively Paris night life. Kate and her sister aren’t strangers to Paris, having spent many summers and vacations there with their parents. Everywhere Kate goes there are reminders of the happy times spent with her family, only making it harder for her to leave the sanctuary of her grandparents home. As Kate’s depression deepens so does the worry of her family; with their insistent urging she finally ventures out to an outdoor café to read. It’s at this café where she first meets Vincent, an irresistible and gorgeous man she seems to have an instant connection to. It's this chance meeting that helps pull Kate out of her grief; she finds herself running into Vincent at odd places, spending time with him despite the fact that weird things seem to happen every time they're together and then there's this nagging little feeling of being watched---Little does Kate know that one chance meeting in the cafe will irrevocably change her life forever and challenge everything she thought she believed in. Vincent has a dark secret, one that will put Kate and her family in danger but the terrible thing is: Can Kate let him go despite the frightening and unbelievable things she’s seen and even if she does, will it make a difference?
Amy Plum’s Die for Me explores true grief and incorporates a beautiful and tender love story along with a fascinating yet creepy paranormal element of good vs. evil that has a fascinating theory. All this while in an enchanting setting that is so richly described that at times I felt I were sitting in a café myself, enjoying expresso and reading Die for Me with all the richly described characters in the book acting out the story around me! Yes, that’s how richly they were described, too. I fell in love with all of them and their enemies became my enemies! Die for Me by Amy Plum has left this reviewer Dying for More!
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