Book Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum
Kate’s life isn’t very easy. Both of her parents die in a car wreck. As a result, she and her sister Georgia move from NYC to Paris to live with their grandparents who are actually pretty awesome. While Kate is drowning in the sads, she ends up at this cafe and meets Vincent who is pretty much the love of her life, but he’s not human.
Unfortunately, Die For Me fell flat to me. I found myself unable to connect with the characters. Kate spends so much of her time moping, which is understandable, but it gets old to me after awhile. Plus she’s kind of bland. Furthermore, this read a bit too much like Twilight for me, minus the love triangle aspect. I mean, there’s instalove and the whole ‘I never knew love as a revenant before you kind of thing’ which I find aggravating, because that’s not how love usually works. I think I’d rather see characters who have suffered the battle scars of unrequited love come together rather than people who are risking their lives and in love with each other after, what, a few days?
I did, however, like that Vincent was a nice guy who didn’t order Kate around. I always have a soft spot for nice guy/beta male characters. Another cool thing was the Paris setting, I think it’s fun when a book isn’t set in America. Also, new paranormal creatures are awesome. I always thought revenants were robots or gollums, not people who die over and over again. However, I thought this wasn’t enough for the overall blah feeling I got from Die For Me.
Although, I feel I should put this caveat out there. Just because this book did not work for me, does not mean it will not work for you.
Disclosure: Received for review via Netgalley.