Die for Me by Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #1
Published by Hachette UK on 2011-05-05
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
I’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.