Review: Die For Me by Amy PlumDie For Me by Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #1
on May 10th 2011
Format: Hardcover
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 341
Source: Library
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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.

So I was thinking that I need to get me some hot, immortal teen-boy action because that is not at all creepy and weird.

The first step was to kill either one or both of my parents because I feel, statistically, that to be a YA protagonist, I would have a much better chance of meeting a hot, immortal teen-boy that way.

It was surprisingly easy to do…

I also needed a legitimate reason to look sad all the time so that when he first saw me, I could look a little like this:

Took me FOREVER to figure out how to make myself and my surroundings sepia with a softglow – but I didn’t want to ruin the first moment my prospective hot, immortal teen boyfriend looked at me.

In this instance I decided to go to Paris because they have the best coffee shops to sit and look pensive in.  Location, location, location.  I wasn’t going to ruin my deep, spiritual brooding with some podunk town like FORKS.  Ha!

I signed up to go to school and refused to make any friends because, once again, statistically that would impinge on my chances of meeting the hot, immortal teen boyfriend.  In fact, I was so dedicated to this that I wiped any memory of school from my mind and never, once, thought about it.

It looked hopeless for a while there but then… success!

BUT, he was WAY too old so I had to throw him back and look for something barely legal.

Ooookay… I’m so getting arrested for that.

You know what?  It was Zac Efron.  He’s legal, right?  Zac Efron – famous, over 18 actor, was also a hot, immortal teen boy.

Better!  So. Much. Better.

So I met him and even though he was a little bit of a jerk and really strange – I refused to behave in a socially acceptable manner and stalked him.  Behold my success!  We’re now totally, totally in love.  Forever.  No take-backsies.

Then stuff happened.  Evil things.  Scary things.  I got held captive a lot – wicked awesome!  But he proved how much he loved me and how much he believed in maintaining stereotypical archetypes and came to my rescue.

Even though we don’t really know the first things about each other, we both know we have a deep spiritual connection.  Haha!  Spiritual!  Get it?  It’s funny…  So I just want you to know that you TOO can land your own hot, immortal, teen boyfriend if you follow my simple formula for success.

*Warning: unhealthy relationship dynamic not included.  Creepy ghost romance each sold separately.

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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24 Responses to “Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum”

  1. Zac Efron is looking mighty fine with his scruff, abs and very legal role in the current Sparks sobfest movie.
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  2. This may or may not have made me cackle in an alarmingly loud manner. I’ve heard mixed things on this one, but . . . well . . . looks like this one’ll be a library read.

    Also, Zac Efron has most certainly aged well since his High School Musical days.
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  3. Andrea T

    Oh geez. I read this last week and felt exactly the same. I’ve just started book two and things aren’t looking much better.

    Thanks for the laugh!
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  4. Ali

    roflol! Love this review, hehe
    hmm… maybe I can finally find myself a bf this way…

  5. This post made me laugh waay too much. Even though this a review for one specific book I think it could apply to so many YA supernatural romances these days.
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  6. Great review and I passed on reading this book , but love looking at the swoony men.
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  7. Oh, Kat. I think I might love you. Um, strike that, I’m more of a completely-legal Zac Efron kind of girl. But I do love this review of yours. Insouciant whimsy with a kick of snark. Heh.
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  8. Ugh, that’s exactly why I didn’t get into the whole Twilight phase. I didn’t have a whole lot of friends in high school (or any, really) so reading all these stories about these preternaturally hot girls who are TOO ANGSTY AND/OR BETTER THAN YOU too make friends, get all this paranormal boy swag really put me in a funk.
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    • Kat Kennedy

      @AnimeJune: Oh… I’d be your friend but that would interfere with you getting a super hot immortal bad boy boy friend!

      But, yes, it is SO annoying. Especially trying to see what’s so special about these really annoying, mopey girls.

  9. Um, is there a cutoff age after which you’re not allowed to have a hot, immortal man-boy toy of your own? Would that be around the age when you don’t have to really kill your parents, it’s more of a waiting game? Or as long as I can run him down, he’s mine?

    I can’t do Zac, he’d steal my mascara and look better in it.
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  10. That was beautiful. I’m sitting at work trying very hard not to laugh out loud. Having discovered this formula, I shall now take it and use to get myself out of my mundane school situation and into something much easier, like sacrificing myself for the good of the world. After all, that always works out well for the intrepid heroine- right?
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  11. Great review! I’m reading this now and i’m realy enjoyin it! =D

  12. This review is made of awesome and has totally turned my day around.
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  13. Lynn K

    You pretty much summed this up. I was rather disappointed with this book, was expecting the revenant action to be more…awesome? =/

  14. Gotta love your review style, hilarious and bang-on.
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  15. Brilliant Review. I read this as well and then sold it on amazon after lol

  16. ZackAllias3219

    Who is that guy up against the fence with his arms up and head turned?

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