Thursday, 23 August 2012

Die For Me by Amy Plum - review

Title: Die For Me (Revenants #1)
Publisher: Atom Books
Pages: 341
Format: paperback
Rating: 3/5

I had mixed feelings about Die For Me, which was unfortunately a disappointing read. Not because of what the story was about, because I know lots of people can easily read similar stories with similar plots, characters et cetera and not have it bother them too much. I guess I'm sort of the same; some paranormal romance books I've really enjoyed and not had a problem with, some like Die For Me have just got on my nerves. 

What I liked:
-The fact it was set in Paris - although I've been there once before it was not on an official visit, I was just passing through. That being said, I would love to go on a proper visit there someday and could quite easily imagine the places that Ms. Plum described. I could just easily have fallen through the pages to the places that Kate, the main character visited.
-Georgia, Papy and Mamie - I really liked these characters. I couldn't help but swoon over her grandparents (Mamie and Papy) acted so in love after they'd been married for years, even though they were at least in their seventies or eighties. I also liked Georgia, Kate's sister a lot. She definitely somewhat brightened the book up with her fun, sassy attitude. 

What I didn't like:
Unfortunately the plot was too similar to Twilight for me to fully enjoy it. I'm saying this as someone who used to like Twilight but hasn't for ages. Charlotte strongly reminded me of Alice, Jeanne of Esme, and so on. It was seriously like Twilight set in Paris but with zombies/revenants instead of vampires. I have to say that I liked Vincent and Kate more than Bella and Edward.

However, saying all this, I DID really like the fact that it was set in Paris, I really loved the cover, and as I said before I liked Georgia and her Mamie and Papy. And it has definitely made me want to go on a proper outing to Paris. 

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