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Die for Me by Amy Plum
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Apr 28, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: own, genre-young-adult, 2012-50bookpledge, city-paris, parismonth2016
Read from March 12 to 17, 2012

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Kate & her sister Georgia have been recently orphaned when their parents were in an accident. They are relocated to live with their grandparents in Paris. While Georgia is living up the party lifestyle to try and forget the pain, Kate has a different grieving process. She buries herself in books and museum visits by herself until she catches the eye of a handsome Frenchman by the name of Vincent. After witnessing an unsettling event involving Vincent and his friends, Kate discovers he’s a revenant, one who is destined to keep saving the lives of others forever. Him and his kind are faced with their evil counterparts and Kate must decide if her feelings for Vincent are worth her safety and life as she once knew it to be.

Set in the present-day, Die For Me holds an old world quality to it as well. Vincent’s chauvinistic gestures from an earlier time mixed with Kate’s modern-day personality is a nice metaphor to the old and new of Paris. Although I personally found some of Vincent’s gestures to be a bit over-the-top cheesy, I merely attributed that to his character and his history. Plum has created a diverse group of distinct characters with very likable (and unlikable) personality traits. The story of the revenants is such a unique take on the often-saturated paranormal genre. What a breath of fresh air to not always read stories revolving around vampires!

Plum’s writing of this beautiful setting is descriptive and transports you right into the scene that Kate is experiencing. When she’s sitting at a café reading a book, you feel like you’re right there next to her, seeing what she’s seeing. Filled with romance, action and a touch of the paranormal, Paris is the perfect location for this story.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4/5 stars)

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Reading Progress

03/12 page 10
03/14 page 120
35.0% "So good! can't put this down!"
03/16 page 217
64.0% "<3"
03/16 page 228
67.0% "Jarred w/use of "macaroons" rather than "macarons". Editor/Pub edit? Can't imagine author living in France making that error 0_o"
03/17 page 317
93.0% "Ack! Gross!"
04/28 marked as: read
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