Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 10, 2011)
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?
Die For Me is the debut book from new author Amy Plum. After reading this book, it is hard to imagine this being her first book! The author did an amazing job with her writing and character building that can keep up with even seasoned authors in this genre.
After the death of her parents, Kate and her sister Georgia move to Paris to live with her grandparents. They are both trying to work through the loss of their parents, but they each do it in a different way. Georgia is a party girl who wants to live in the fast lane. She goes clubbing and always seems to run with the wrong crowd. Kate is quieter in her suffering. She would rather read in her room or coffee shop, stay to herself and focus on returning to school, and try to move her life forward slowly. You can tell that both girls are still grieving but processing the loss in their own ways.
When Kate meets Vincent, she is instantly attracted to him. He is sexy, sweet and mysterious. They balanced each other out nicely and each brought something unique to the romance. The paranormal theme of this book was something refreshing and exciting. I loved the side characters as well, with Jules being my favorite. As you read further into the book, the characters really start to come alive in your mind and you can’t help but pick your favorites.
Again, I am in awe that this is the authors first book. I finished reading this book within a matter of hours and was sad when the story ended. The romance may be a bit predictable, but the story within the romance is something unique and creative. I personally can’t wait to see what Ms. Plum will come up with next. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Jules will get his own book as well.
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS