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Die for Me by Amy Plum
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Aug 30, 11

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Read from August 19 to 29, 2011

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Holy crap, I utterly was blown away with this book! It has quickly become one of my all time favorites. I mean that. It has easily made my top 10, easily. Easily.

The story is brilliant. It's original, it's engaging, it grabs onto you and your emotions and never lets go. Basically it's everything a great story should be. I was hooked instantly. It flowed so well, and the concept of Revnants are so unique and original to YA. Which is a nice change from the usual faeries, vampires, werewolves, angels, etc. I wanted to get lost in the story of these people who have to keep dying over and over again. Ok, the romance was a bit rushed, but it wasn't rushed over a week, and neither was the story.

Kate rocked. I loved her character. She feels like she could be one of my best friends in real life. Plus, as a book reviewer I follow pointed out, she actually reads. There seems to be a trope that this reviewer pointed out in her review of this book. Heroines in YA these days seem to be massive bookworms. The authors of YA let the readers know that their main character loves to read, and always, at one point mentions a stack of books somewhere, connected to the character. I never noticed this until she pointed it out, but it's true. Think about it. Started with Twilight, and has been kept alive ever since. But as my fellow reviewer will agree, it's nice to see this main character actually reading, and keep up her massive reading habit. Vincent was amazing. So hot and sexy, I want a Vincent! Sorry Kate, but he's mine. All the side characters were great too. Well developed, and not shoved onto the sidelines.

I adore Ms. Plum's writing style. Worship it even. Her descriptions were so beautiful, I cried at times, especially when she described Paris. I don't think this book could have taken place anywhere else. Her twists rocked, and she knows how to build her world and her characters.

Ok, I'll go this far: You'd be insane not to pick this book up. It is in my opinion one of the best books of this year.

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Amy Plum
“Stop flaunting your impeccable language skills, Vincent, help the girl to her feet and let her take her leave”
Amy Plum, Die for Me

Amy Plum
“Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.”
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“I spent the rest of my day in someone else’s story. The rare moments that I put the book down, my own pain returned in burning stabs. I felt like a circus knife thrower’s target. If I held my mind immobile, I might avoid being hit by the blades whizzing by my head.”
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“Well, spit on my empty grave--if it ain't the attack of the Disney princesses!”
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