‘Die For Me’ Goes To The Grave

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Description

“In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for all 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 Parisians art. Until she meets Vincent.
Mysterious, charming, 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.”

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.

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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.

Reality

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.

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Characters

Kate: The book starts off with Kate feeling depressed and lonely after moving to Paris with her sister after her parent’s death. She spends her days reading and visiting her favorite museums. Kate is curious about the unknown and when she meets Vincent, he’s the definition of the unknown. I feel like there wasn’t much to Kate. She was kind of plain and bland and not all that interesting. She liked playing the victim in some scenes and she was sometimes selfish when it came between Vincent and her family.
Vincent: Mysterious is one word I would use to describe Vincent in the beginning of the book. He saved a young girl from jumping off a building and his friend says he works for the police but there’s still a lot of questions. Kate considers him to be dangerous but she’s intrigued. Even though he’s sweet and romantic I found him kind of creepy. Before he actually met Kate, he followed her and admitted to have an obsession with her but uses the fact that he’s a revenant as an excuse. Even when they were both on a break he still watched her. I wasn’t a big fan of Vincent.

Romance

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.

Plot

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.


 

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Final Thoughts

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.


 

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