Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Die for Me , by Amy Plum

Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by HarperTeen (first published May 5th 2011)
0062004018 (ISBN13: 9780062004017)
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original title
Die for Me
Paris, 2010 (France)

literary awards
In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again
 My Review
I found myself really enjoying this novel and needing to get to the end of it asap just so that I could see what was happening. Its not a mistaken fact that most fantasy novels are pretty much the same, girl falls for a demon guy, finds out hes a demon guy and then wants to run but can't help but go back to him. But the thing that seemed to amke this different was the fact that the story line was quite clearly different. We expected zombies, or vampires or immortals, someone that never died but had to do something in particular to get there life to be the way it was meant to be. Therefore it was nice to read a new sort of creature had been made, that the book was original in the context that it was not something that we had perhaps read or heard of before. Vincent comes across as a very attractive character within the novel which is a cliche in itself as all the demons within the books always seem to be very good looking. However, as your reading, you seem to find yourself falling in love with him as well, afraid of him but needing to know everything you can about him. Kate is a character all of her own, she is clearly dealing with a lot of emotions that she does not understand or know how to cope with and so we find that we can actually sympathize with her and know what it is that she is going through. After all would you want to date someone that you had to watch die over and over and over again? Or would yo want to get as far away from death as you could after having lost your parents.

The book for me was well written because it didnt seem to give anything away. It was obvious and clear that something bad needed to happen within the novel because otherwise what would be the point of a 300+ page book. However it was not so predictable in what would happen and instead the book seemed to make assumptions that left you wondering in stead of actually knowing the full details. For me I imagined that Charles was actually going to turn against the rest of the gang that perhaps he was going to murder kate and that kate would perhaps somehow become one of them. This yes did seem predictable which is probably why my mind first struck to that thought and was therefore glad when it did not end that way at all. This is therefore fast becoming a favorite novel of mine because its not predictable. The book was exiciting, moving and alive. You could image everything that needed to be imaged and you knew everything that needed to be known exceptt that you still get the feeling that there is a huge air of mystery floating around within the pages.

I admit though I was a little sickened by the fact that he has to be the most perfect boyfriend in the world, that he has to go above and beyound the whole aspect of taking a girl out for a coffee and giving her a note book or something for a birthday present. The ending for me just seemed to take away the whole touch of the book because you know that this is an unrealixtic characteristic, and what you wanted to see and wanted to feel was a very real guy, a real relationship within the pages and not something so far fetch and amazing that seems to make you wish you had that and therefore leave you searching for that, for something that will and can never ever exist in any formation or manner. I do think though that the author has power and talent when it comes to presenting the novel. she does it in a way that really engages the reader and captivates them. Yes there are negatives within its pages but find me a novel that is completely 100% perfect. No book is perfect and we all like different things within our novels. For me I shallbe giving the book a four star rating because I enjoyed the overall concept of the novel, although some of it was a little too far fetched for my liking. a wonderful book that I would suggest reading if you have nothing else to read or enjoy.
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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