August 21, 2012
Book #89 - Die For Me (Revenants #1)
Die For Me (Revenants #1), Amy Plum
How do authors come up with this stuff? (And, I mean that in a good way.) I mean, ok - we've all seen werewolves, vampires, faeries and witches. I even like these stories - a lot. I enjoy seeing how authors differ in their takes on the different abilities and situations they find themselves in. But, at the end of the day they're still stories about things we've all seen before. Every now and again, though, an author writes something different. I don't know how these ideas come to them - dreams? A blinding flash? Die For Me is one of those stories.
Kate is sitting at a cafe in Paris minding her own business, trying to bury her sorrow over losing her parents and having to move across the ocean to live with her grandparents, when she sees him. Vincent. And, everything changes. When she finds out what he and his friends are, she has to question everything - whether he's worth it and whether she can live without him.
I absolutely loved this book! First of all, I love that it's set in Paris. I've never been to France, but Plum so keenly describes the sights and scenes that it feels like I have. It was a refreshing change from what I'm used to.
Kate was really nicely developed. She was wary and fearful when she was supposed to be. And when she needed to be brave, she stepped up. There's nothing I hate more than female characters who are either wishy washy the whole way through or those who, unbelievable, seem to have little trouble digesting what should be impossible. I liked that Katy was neither of these. And then there's Vincent. *sigh*
Most of all, I love the concept of the Revenants. They're sort of like zombies, but not really. Sort of like ghosts, but not quite. They are totally unique and completely interesting. Plum could take this story in so many directions I can't wait to see where it goes next.