» Die For Me, Amy Plum

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Die For Me, Amy PlumDie for Me by Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #1
Published by Hachette UK on 2011-05-05
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Goodreads
5 Stars

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.

My Thoughts
Green swirlsI’m pleasantly surprised!  I didn’t really know what I was expecting but I certainly wasn’t expecting what I got.  I figured “another paranormal wannabe” and got something really completely different and refreshing.  It’s a new idea and was written incredibly well.  I started reading this yesterday morning on my way to work and by last evening the book was finished.  Yep, I read during working hours.  Terrible I know, but I couldn’t help it.  I could not put it down.  The flow of writing just kept me turning the pages and I couldn’t stop.  Brand new author and brand new book usually equals “so so” or “not bad” or “pretty good”.  Not in this case.  This was a fantastic story.  Loved it.  There were a few cliffy things in the ending so I’m truly in agony right now waiting for a sequel.  Awesome characters, awesome storyline, awesome writing.  A new author for my list of fave’s. 
Also, as a sidenote, this author has some experience in the arts and it’s really cool hearing about it in the book.  She talks the Louvre and I would love to go there some day.  I think Paris would be a trip of a lifetime. 
Oh yeah,,, and I would totally have bought this book based on the cover alone it was so great!  I purchased the Kindle version and read it and now I want the hard back as well because of the cover.  It’s so beautiful!  I need it for my collection.
Green swirls
Freakin Phenomenal

About Amy Plum

Amy Plum is the author of the International Bestsellers DIE FOR ME (Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal), UNTIL I DIE, and IF I SHOULD DIE. The books have been translated into eleven foreign languages. The trilogy is accompanied by an eNovella entitled DIE FOR HER.

Amy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she can be found on most days either daydreaming or writing (or both) in a Parisian café. Visit her at http://www.amyplumbooks.com and check out http://www.youtube.com/user/revenantc… for videos and extras.

After being raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in a rather restrictive environment, AMY PLUM escaped to Chicago to an even more restrictive environment at a university that expelled people for dancing. (And where she was called to the dean’s office for “wearing too much black”.) After all of that restrictiveness, she was forced to run far far away, specifically to Paris, France, where she only wore black and danced all she wanted.

After five years in Paris, she ventured to London, where she got an M.A. in Medieval Art History, specializing in Early Sienese Painting (1260-1348) mainly because it promised almost no hope of finding a paying job afterward.

Amy managed to find work in the world of art and antiques in New York. But after almost a decade of high-pressure lifestyle in the Big Apple, she swapped her American city for a French village of 1300 inhabitants.

After signing with HarperCollins for the DIE FOR ME series, Amy left her job as an English professor at Tours University to write full-time. She now lives in Paris with her two kids and big red dog Ella.

She is a huge fan of Edward Gorey and Maira Kalman (and collects both of their books/art), as well as David Sedaris, Amadeo Modigliani, and Ira Glass.

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