Title: Die for Me
Author: Amy Plum
Release Date: May 10th, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: ARC ebook from publisher via Netgalley
Series: The Revenants #1
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge (hosted by The Story Siren)
Summary (goodreads.com): In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.
When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.
Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.
This is the very first book I read on my Kindle and oh boy I couldn’t have asked for a better book to begin with. This is an amazing start to what I’m sure will be a great new series, in fact I’m positive it is. At first it seemed like one of those books where the parents die, the girl is sad, girl meets boy, all is good. It sort of is, but there is so much more than that when you add in Paris and the fact that the boy is well a hot zombie type person. Now before you let your imagination run wild no one eats any brains in Die for Me and there are no apocalypses, zombie or otherwise. I love the concept of the revenants in this book because it is completely new to me. I love that this book doesn’t have vampires or werewolves or fairies or any of the other overdone supernatural beings. I love that this book’s setting isn’t in the States, but in Paris it makes it seem as if anything can happen if you go abroad (which I am a total believer in). I also love Kate! She’s so cool; I love the fact that she doesn’t jump into a relationship with Vincent that she may regret, she thinks about it then decides she doesn’t just jump in like other heroines. I guess my only complaint about Kate was that she was a tad whiny at one point but hey she’s a normal teenager and I like that! I also love that even though I read this a couple weeks ago I still think about it, this plot just sucked me in and its hard to get out of. I can’t wait for the next book! I recommend this to everyone, go get it ASAP!