| BOOK REVIEW | DIE FOR ME BY AMY PLUM

die for meDie For Me
Author : Amy Plum
Series : Revenants
Genres : Young Adult, Science Fiction, Paranormal
Publication : April 2012 by HarperTeen

Goodreads’ 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 moving to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my life would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.

Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, he put me in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen … until I realized that Vincent Delacroix is no normal human—that he has a terrifying destiny and enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.

Can I risk everything for love?

Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.

Die for Me is the first book in the Revenants series.

It’s about Kate, who has just moved to Paris with her sister Georgia, at her grand parent’s. Her parents has died in a car crash. there’s this boy she keeps running into : at the café, at the museum etc…
This story is captivating; you want to know what Vincent is. There is something really unique in this story.
I’ve never read anything about Revenants, so it intrigued me.

The only thing I didn’t really like was the instant love. That kind of bothered me. I know it’s something common in the YA books, but still.
Vincent is always in Kate’s thoughts, even when they’re not dating. And this, since their first encounter. I didn’t totally buy it, that’s why I didn’t give it 5 stars.

What I really liked was the universe. The revenants. They’re a mix between zombies and ghosts, since they become volants 3 days per month.
Their nemesis are called the Numa. Where the Revenants are compelled to die in order to save lives, Numa are here to help humans die.
I picture them as the the little good angel and the little bad devil on one’s shoulder.

Let’s talk about characters, now.

  • Kate is broken, with a void instead of a heart. She can be annoying sometimes. She doesn’t really know what she wants and is too whiny. I wanted to shake her sometimes.
  • Vincent is this charming French boy, with good manners. he knows what he wants. And he wants Kate.
  • Georgia is Kate’s sister. The stereotypical party girl,careless who put them all in danger.
  • Charlotte is also a revenant, and she is Kat’s first friend.

All the young revenants are pretty nice and interesting characters.


In conclusion, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Really, it’s a YA paranormal romance but the universe is really unique and catchy. Plus, it takes place in Paris, and there are words in French. My brain didn’t want to make a difference so I probably haven’t noticed half of them though.

I’d rather read in the original language and watch movies without having to read the subtitles.

4 stars

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