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Monday, May 9, 2011

(ARC Review) Die For Me by Amy Plum

Author: Amy Plum
Source: Gifted

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 10, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062004018
ISBN-13: 978-0062004017


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?


Die For Me is the debut book from new author Amy Plum.  After reading this book, it is hard to imagine this being her first book!  The author did an amazing job with her writing and character building that can keep up with even seasoned authors in this genre.

After the death of her parents, Kate and her sister Georgia move to Paris to live with her grandparents.  They are both trying to work through the loss of their parents, but they each do it in a different way.  Georgia is a party girl who wants to live in the fast lane.  She goes clubbing and always seems to run with the wrong crowd.  Kate is quieter in her suffering.  She would rather read in her room or coffee shop, stay to herself and focus on returning to school, and try to move her life forward slowly.  You can tell that both girls are still grieving but processing the loss in their own ways. 

When Kate meets Vincent, she is instantly attracted to him.  He is sexy, sweet and mysterious.  They balanced each other out nicely and each brought something unique to the romance.  The paranormal theme of this book was something refreshing and exciting.  I loved the side characters as well, with Jules being my favorite. As you read further into the book, the characters really start to come alive in your mind and you can't help but pick your favorites. 

Again, I am in awe that this is the authors first book.  I finished reading this book within a matter of hours and was sad when the story ended.  The romance may be a bit predictable, but the story within the romance is something unique and creative.  I personally can't wait to see what Ms. Plum will come up with next.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that Jules will get his own book as well.


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading! 5 STARS



Blogger Bookish Brunette said...

YAY!!! I've heard mixed things about this one, so I'm SO freaking glad you liked it, because that means I'll love it!!

May 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Shelagh said...

I loved the cover of Die For Me when I first saw it, but I have to admit that the blurb/summary didn't really grab me.

So I'm glad to hear that you liked it - I'll be keeping an eye out.

May 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger MoonStar said...

I only heard great thinks about this one :) Glad you liked it. This one is like on top of my wishlist. And another norwegian Bookblogger, just wrote me an mail where she told me she bought me this book :) I am so freaking out :) Looking forward to read it. :)

Thanks for a great review :P Just made me even more excited.

May 9, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Tasha said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this book so it was good to get your thoughts on it. Thanks for sharing.

May 9, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Julie P said...

Hi Ms. Amy! I have been MIA so much lately--real life has a way of interfering with my blogging and reading time.

I am a bit YA'd out at the moment, so I'm not sure I will add this one to my wishlist, but it does have a beautiful cover!

May 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Confuzzled Shannon said...

I agree that it is a beautiful cover it really grabs me. It is one I would like to read..but don't know if I will ever get to.

May 10, 2011 at 4:41 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

I haven't heard of this book yet and it sounds really good. I usually don't listen to others when a book gets a "bad" review. I like to make my own call. Some people either expect something they didn't get or it's just not the book for them. can't wait to get my hands on this one. Ecspecially since it is her first book and you think it is so good.

May 11, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

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