Sunday, October 21, 2012

Die For Me: Review

Well, obviously in some ways I'm not a trendy fangirl. But finally I've finished Die for Me by Amy Plum. Check out the summary below:

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 book is quite charming but a little awkward. And the awkwardness is not because of the relationship. Actually, this is one of the most pure relationship I've seen for a long time.  Especially after my whole TID+Covenant+Shatter Me mess. The awkwardness is in the whole revenants-theories part. The good thing about the supernatural being is that the idea is kind of new. At least, there is no dystopian/fallen angels/vamps/werewolves/faeries/etc. It's know, revenants, within Paris.

Paris is not exactly my favorite city. But surely the setting is good enough because Paris gives out a prosperous feeling to the crowd. Paris has a dark past too. I am studying the French Revolution right now and learn about the chaos in Paris. This book gives Paris a mysterious scent.

The characters... well the characters are different yet oddly similar to the ones I'm obsessed with. Kate, as always, is describe as a selfless girl. Well, she is quite selfless actually. But I'm not sure if I like her as much as others. And Vincent... he is slightly different. He won't hide his feelings for Kate like the famous hot boys in YA novels. Jules is my favorite character. He is fun and he treats Kate really good. He will be a good friend.

I think this will be the shortest review I've ever written because I don't have strong feelings about this book. It's peaceful. But I can't ship Kate and Vincent as much as the others I'm always obsessed with. Good thing is that this book can be... you know, sort of a break from novels that will definitely drive me crazy.

But still, I will read Until I Die.

Rating: 7.5/10

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