Review of Die For Me by Amy Plum

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.


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When I started this book I thought, 'Wow, this is pretty good!' I really liked the writing style. Then cue page 20, Kate sees Vincent and everything goes mushy. The writing is still good but it's a romance I have read so many times before that I wanted to bang my head against a wall. This could have been so much better. I don't know if the Author just wanted to play it safe but I didn't enjoy the book at all.

Kate would be a good character but Vincent's character is awful, a typical Edward Cullen/Damon Auguste character that I've seen in a million other YA books. I really wanted to get into the story and read about the Revenants but there wasn't much mentioned as everything is centred around her obsession with Vincent.

Kate's and Vincent's romance drove me up the wall. They get together far to quickly for my liking and when she decides to avoid him he stalks her, standing outside her house for hours on end. I don't about you but that reminds me of someone... ~cough~EdwardCullen~cough~
What is it with the growing trend of teenage heroines in YA books dating really old men? 'Oh well, it's okay because he looks 19.' Um, he's still in his 80's!
I actually wanted Kate to get with Catherine, I think that would have been a far cuter storyline. I can picture them holding hands down the street and visiting little cafes. Or Bistros. Whatever the French call them. The word Bistro makes me think of gravy. Anyway.

I found the ending a lot duller than I was expecting. I was half expecting cartoon characters it was so silly. It wasn't as weak as the ending in Finding Sky but I felt that the author just threw whatever in, knowing it would sell anyway. It was quite disappointing. I'm not sure if I'll read the next book, unless it sounds like it will be better.

3/5

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