Mundie Moms

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Book Review- Die For Me

By Amy Plum
Published by Harper Teen
To Be Released on May 10th, 2011
Source- ARC from publisher at TLA
5 stars- I loved it!

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? (quoted from Goodreads).

Die For Me is every bit as alluring as its cover. It's captivating, unique and a huge breath of fresh air with its protagonist Kate and her love interested Vincent. Amy throws in a little bit of everything into her debut -- a romantic, historical setting, a paranormal twist and a romance that was enjoyable.

Kate is a character I liked getting to know. It wasn't hard for me to become sympathetic towards her. She's loses her parents, moves to Paris with her older sister to live with her Grandparents and and finds herself in the middle of a world she didn't think existed. Even though, Kate was emotional throughout the story, it was a realistic portrayal of how many sixteen-year-olds would handle themselves in a similar situation. Kate deals with a lot, and she manages to hold herself up well.

I really enjoyed the cast of characters, from the relationship between Kate and her older sister Georgia, to her grandparents and of course the love interest,Vincent Delacroix and his family/friends. I don't know what it is about Vincent that I liked so much. Sure, he's described as tall, dark and handsome with an air of mystery and maybe even a bad boy streak. He himself tells Kate that "I'm not the kind of guy your mother would want you hanging around with", but there's more to him than meets the eye. He has a secret and it's his paranormal ability and his romantic side that I found most intriguing. I loved how honest he becomes with Kate, and yes, he's another broken boy I'd love to adopt. Kate and Vincent have both been through a lot which makes them so compatible. I'm a sucker for a romance and Kate and Vincent definitely have a great love story. They're able to understand each other in a way others aren't able to and they're surrounded by people who help balance them out. I loved Vincent's house mates, especially Jules. He has this sense of humor and wit about them that makes his character so contagious.

I fell in love with the setting, Paris. I felt like Amy took me on a private tour through the historical parts of the city as well as the more popular places. I loved the little cafe Kate visits regularly to read, to the city streets she and Vincent stroll. The setting really came alive for me and having never been there, I felt that I had just visited it. With out giving away spoilers, I loved the way Amy wove history into Vincent's story and with the city itself. The paranormal twist and the rich history are what really made this story unique for me. Die For Me is addictive read with it's rich story line, wonderful romance and fabulous cast of characters. I'm really looking forward to reading many more books by Amy Plum. I highly recommend picking up Die For Me when it's out on Tuesday.


  1. It's going on my to buy list! This sounds amazing, Paris, mysterious guy, historical, and paranormal, how can I resist?!

  2. Heather- I think you'll enjoy it. I was drawn to book just from the ARC's cover before I even knew what it was about. I book is easily a favorite of mine from this year.

  3. I loved this book! I got it from netgalley but will be buying my own copy.

    Great review!

  4. Kristina- Thank you! I'm running out on Tuesday to pick it up as well.

    Alex- I'm looking forward to reading your review. I can't wait for the sequel.

  5. I am definitely going to be purchasing this! And I adore the cover of the ARC! I wish they could have both covers! They're both so beautiful. ;)

  6. I am so excited to read this and your review made me want to read it even more. :)

    Andrea @ Reading Lark

  7. This is on my to buy list i can not wait to read it!

  8. Great review. I <3 this one & Amy is soooo lovely :D

  9. Loren- I wish they kept both covers too. They're both beautiful.

    Andrea- Thank you! I think you'll LOVE this book. Jules reminded me a lot of Emmett. LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist that.

    Janel- I hope you enjoy it!

    Emma- Thank you so much! I can't wait to meet Amy. This is def. a favorite read of mine from this year.

  10. I can't wait to read this, it sounds so unique and awesome! Great review :)

  11. after your review I cant wait to see this. great review. hope you all have a nice day.

  12. I started this, but couldn't get into it, so I put it down. I think, though, that I'll give it another try soon since you loved it so much.

  13. This is an AWESOME book! I read the ARC of this (Yes, I'm very proud of this fact as I'm just 13 and I want to be an editor too!) and I read it twice in a day. I'm on my third time, and have the hugest crush on Jules. He's mine. Forever.

  14. Kelsey- It is a fabulous book. I want to sit and read it again.

    DayDreamerN- Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it.

    DJ- I LOVED it! I totally understand how it goes with books though. Sometimes they click with you and other times not so much. I hope you like it better the second time.

    Superbookworm- I love that you've read it twice. I want to sit and read it again! Enjoy your third time reading it.

  15. Oooh, I think I'll be ordering this one this week. Sound like a good one! :D

  16. I wonder, do you think she'll have a sequel?

  17. Cynthia- I highly recommend ordering it!! It's fabulous!

    Carolyn- Yes, she will have a sequel. It will be out next year. Die For Me is the first of a three book series.

  18. Oh yea! Thank you for the wonderful book reviews. Your review on this book is what made me purchase it!

  19. Carolyn, You are so welcome! Thank you for that huge compliment! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. :D