If you’re looking for a fun, romantic new twist on the paranormal YA genre, look no further than Die For Me by Amy Plum — the first in a new series about Kate, who moves to Paris with her older sister to live with their grandparents, after the death of their parents. While there, Kate meets the handsome and mysterious Vincent and his group of equally mysterious friends. When she finally uncovers what their shared secret is, it’s unlike anything she ever could have imagined.
Die For Me is chock full of toe-curling romance (enhanced by the swoon-worthy Paris setting), mixed in with plenty of kick-ass sword-fighting and engaging characters. Kate, Vincent and all the others are a delightful group who you’ll quickly come to love. Reading about them is something akin to spending time with Twilight‘s Cullen family; that is, you simply wish they were your own family and friends. Reading and spending time with these characters is easy, fun, and something you’ll want to do much more of.
For being first in a new series, Die For Me still ends as a mostly stand-alone book — a pleasant treat for the multi-book weary reader — with only a few holes and loose threads left for future books. It’s just enough to keep you intrigued for the next book, without the agony of a cliffhanger — a truly perfect combination, if you ask me.
But what really makes me want to keep reading is Plum’s unique twist on the undead. These aren’t vampires or zombies like you’ve ever seen before. Her Revanants (just read the book — it’ll be explained) are wholly unique and offer an original new take on the paranormal romance. This is just the sort of book to read after finishing the likes of Twilight, Hush, Hush, or The Vampire Diaries.
Die For Me is in stores May 10th.
Here is the official synopsis:
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?