Thursday, April 28, 2011
Review - Die for Me by Amy Plum
My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?
I know reading this synopsis you think "Oh God, not another one of girl-falls-in-love-with-an-immortal-boy paranormal love story." And yes, that's exactly what it is. But I love these kinds of stories, so I always end up reading them. It does have a slight twist on the "immortal boy" part, though.
Charaters: I liked Kate, MC alot. She was broody, withdrawn from the world, a bookworm, and liked to read in the French cafes. A little like myself. Vincent was a sweetheart, who totally put Kate on a pedestal (like all girls should be), a slight bad boy with a badass family, dark and mysterious (swoon!), and never wavered in his love for Kate. The secondary characters were great too, especially Jules, Mamie and Papy. Lucien, the "bad guy", was the only one who I felt seriously lacked in development. He was only in such a small part of the story that I guess it really didn't matter that much, though. Vincent's "family" was also underdeveloped, but I hope with this being the first book in the series that they will have further development in the next book.
Oh yeah, and guess what? NO LOVE TRIANGLES!
3.5 out 5 stars