Before reading this book meeting an undead person who saves people’s lives sounds creepy but nice in its own way. After reading this book I realize still how creepy it is but that there’s more than meets the eye. In the book ‘Die For Me’ by Amy Plum you follow Kate as she meets Vincent and finds out what he is and the struggles they face throughout their relationship.
Expectations & Predictions
After reading the description I thought this book was going to be interesting. I’ve never read a book that takes place in Paris so I was looking forward to see what the author would do to make it feel like I was in Paris. I predict that Kate will still be pinning over her patents death and that when she meets Vincent there will be the big moment but as their relationship develops there will be a lot of problems. The book was rated three and half stars so I expect it to be an ok book.
In reality despite taking place in Paris there wasn’t much relation to Paris throughout the book. There was mention of restaurants, art and people saying “mademoiselle” but that was it. I was right when I predicted she would still be struggling over her parents death but then again who wouldn’t be? When she first met Vincent there was a connection, like they’ve met before.
The romance between Kate and Vincent was bitter-sweet. At first when they met they instantly clicked and Kate said “I had the strangest feeling that I knew that guy”. All the connections they have made it sound like their soulmates and even later on in the book their connection lets them do things that other revenants can’t do with a human. Vincent being a revenant causes a lot of problems between him and Kate because Vincent’s reasoning for being alive is to save people and each time he saves someone and dies he goes back to his original age. Kate isn’t sure if she wants to stay in this relationship that when she’s eighty, Vincents still nineteen. Even though everything made it sound like they were perfect soul mates it didn’t feel that way. It was clear that they both care about each other but I didn’t feel anything from their relationship.
In the beginning the plot was focused a lot on the relationship between Kate and Vincent and the fact that he’s an undead hero but later on there becomes problems with their enemy group Nama. I felt like there were spots were the author rushed scenes that were going on in the book, like when Vincent meets Kate’s grandparents. To me the plot felt a little boring to the point where I didn’t really care about what happened next in the book.
Overall, I rate this book a 3 out of 5. I liked the idea of the book taking place in Paris, I just wished it had more of an impact on the way the story was told. I also think the author did a pretty good job explaining what a revenant was without making me feel confused but it did feel a bit strange. The book had a few awkward and cringe scenes and I didn’t really connect with any of the characters. I found myself getting bored the more the book went on. Sadly this is the first book to kicked off. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.