Die for Me by Amy Plum
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: Paranormal YA
Description from Goodreads: 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.
In this incandescent debut, newcomer Amy Plum has created a powerful paranormal mythology with immortal revenants. The Paris setting comes enchantingly alive as a relentless struggle between good and evil takes place in its streets. Rich with romance, atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.
My thoughts: There are times when I have to wonder what took me so long to read a particular book, this is definitely one of those times. I was so excited to get this eGalley from Netgalley. I couldn't wait to rip into it, but then sometimes things get in the way.
It is refreshing to have a new paranormal race out in print. I love the paranormal genre, and I usually know what to expect. Amy Plum has given me something new to look forward to reading and learning about.
Kate is struggling with life. Her parents have recently passed away and she moves from New York to Paris with her sister. She is unhappy and going through the motions of life, but not living. Then she meets Vincent, of course he is good looking and too good to be true. He's not human. She feels out of her element. It has the same idea as many of the paranormal love stories. The twist is what kind of immortal being he is.
I also really enjoyed that she focused more on the learning to trust and get to know you aspect before they were madly in love.
This was a pretty clean read as well. There are some great kissing scenes. I have to admit that I am a sucker for great kissing scenes. This met my criteria for a five star, I couldn't put it down. If a story can entrance me to keep reading and not want to do anything else, it's a winner for me.