Review: “Die For Me” (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
Title: Die For Me (Revenants #1)
I purchased this myself and I’m in no
my sister, Georgia, and I were moving to Paris to live with my
grandparents. And I knew my life would never feel normal again. Then I
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, he put
me in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let
it happen . . . until I realized that Vincent Delacroix is no normal
human–that he has a terrifying destiny and enemies who are determined
to destroy him and all of his kind.
Can I risk everything for love?
“I had feared that love would make me vulnerable. Instead I felt empowered.”
This is nothing like Twilight, but I see why people would assume it is similar. Yes, there’s a group who aren’t family, though live together in a big house (La Maison) because they are all one kind, but it stops there. That is the only similarity. I actually found it quite interesting reading about all these different characters who seemed to have this spark of their own that shone though, though they never overshadowed each other. There was Jules; flirty, constantly with a different date, and very impulsive. He is always super nice to Kate, and flirts with her like it’s his job. I always feel like there’s something sincere about it, though. Then there’s Ambrose; with leader quality and a good heart, he is very impulsive too, and always likes to pick a fight with the Numa when he can. Charlotte and Charles, like I mentioned before, hate being apart. Charles is very withdrawn, not shy per say, but he isn’t very open to Kate being at La Maison either. Charlotte is just so nice. She was one of my favourite characters, for definite. Both twins died quite young in their human lives, and I’m sure they were about fifteen years old. Like Kate described her, she was small, but she was stronger than people assumed. There’s also Gaspard, Jean-Baptise, and Jeanne; the only other human in the house (the housekeeper).
Vincent adored Kate, and since his wife-to-be died a very long time ago, he had never found someone he loved so much, or anyone, actually. Kate is just so frightened of this world that revolves around death, with her being so close to it already with the grief of her parent’s death. But their love and relationship was something that was just easy. It came naturally. He would literally die for her, he was obsessed with her (in a good way, although he did kind of stalk her to start with) and she felt the same. There’s just that doubt that what if that world brings her into danger? She hated being so close to death, on the edge…but the question of the novel was; was her love for Vincent and keeping him safe, worth the sacrifice to stay and fight with him and be in that world? Could she be that girl?
I adored Amy Plum’s writing style. It was effortlessly beautiful and flawless. I wouldn’t change a thing, and think she really nailed it with Die For Me. It was one of the best debut books I have ever read, and I just love what she did with the history of Revenant’s, whilst creating her own history and gaining followers of the astonishingly amazing trilogy. There was something about Die For Me that just made me want to drop everything and read it whenever I saw it sitting there. I just couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next, and could never leave it long before picking it up and reading it again.
2 days! I read it in two days!?!
There were too many amazing quotes, so I’ve picked three (including the one above!).
“We’re all lost souls here. It’s a good thing we’ve got each other.”
Great review! I absolutely loved this book (and the rest of this series). The characters, the setting in Paris, the romance and the supernatural Revenants were all amazing:)
I just thought this series was SO incredible! I've read all three books now, (I read them in under a week) and I just couldn't get enough of them 🙂 Thank you!
I'm happy you liked it more than I did! 🙂 I wasn't such a fan of Victor & Kate, but I love Jules. Great review!
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