Thursday, May 5, 2011

Book review: Die for me by Amy Plum

Die for me releases today(e-book and UK version, US May 10th)!! Happy book birthday!
My summary:
Kate world was turned upside down the moment she lost both her parents in a horrible car crash. Now she and her sister Georgia has moved to Paris, France, to live with their grandparents. Kate spends her days in her room, escaping between the pages of a book. Eventually Kate decides that she might go out on a cafĂ© to read instead of sitting alone in her room. That day she meets the mysteriously and handsome Vincent Delacroix and her life will never, ever be the same again no matter what happens next.. 

My thoughts:
Die for Me was like a breath of fresh air to me. The supernatural theme was something new and unique, I've never read anything quite like it. The romance is similar to the romance in other paranormal romances but it's still good.

The setting is amazing, I almost believed that I was in Paris while reading. Plum's way of describing the surroundings was very picturesque.

Kate is a great character with her head in the right place, just the way I like it. She doesn't make any unnecessary drama, which I really loved about her, it makes her stand out against a lot of other female protagonists. I didn't fall head over heels for Vincent as a character but I'm sure most people would love him as a love interest. I did however fall for another character one of Vincents friend, a flirty and fun kind of guy named Jules. He reminded me so much of a friend of mine.

I kept feeling sure that I knew where this was headed but Mrs. Plum sure fooled me. I'm eagerly anticipating the next novel; Until I Die.

Book trailer:

Listen to Amy talking about Die for Me:

The cover:
I love how Kate is standing on the roof top looking out over Paris. Reminded me of a very romantic setting in the book(even though it wasn't on a roof top at all).

My rating of this book:
4 stars out of 5

Want a second opinion? Check out these reviews written by some of my book blogging friends:
Coffe Table Reviews
YA Vampire books
Mystifying Paranormal Reviews
Nice Girls Read Books

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Die for me by Amy Plum
Published: May 10th 2011
Pages(paperback): 341
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0062004018 (ISBN13: 9780062004017)
Full disclosure: 
ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley. 

This book can be purchased from a number of local retailers and on-line book stores such as Amazon or The Book Depository (I'm not an affiliate of either). The latter store does by the way have free shipping to about 100 countries.  


  1. I've heard good things about this book. I can't wait to read it.

  2. Oh I have this one on my want list now for a short time. It sounds like a great read and to hear its a breath of fresh air. :) Thanks!

  3. I can't wait to read this book.

    I'm your newest follower :)

  4. Sounds really good. I like this cover too, it's beautiful. Also I like that you say that it's unique and something new.

  5. It is brilliant, isn't it. I loved this book and can't wait for the second one.

  6. I'm so excited for this book, I just ordered it and I've been stalking my mailman each day in the hopes that it will be here:) So glad to know you enjoyed it, I'm ready for a refreshing paranormal read!

  7. I certainly like if she manages to bring something new and fresh, cos yes things do get old

  8. Great review! Really makes me want to read the book!

  9. Lisa: I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did when you get to it :)

    Melissa: You're welcome! I hope you get your hands on a copy.

    Sharon: Thanks :) I'm following you as well.

    Nina: Yes, isn't it gorgeous? They way she is looking out over all of Paris.

    Vivienne:Me too :D

    Jenny:I hope the mailman has arrived with your copy by now! I'm looking forward to read your review once you get to it.

    Blodeuedd:I think she sprinkled some kind of great new spice on her story :)

    Mary R:Mission accomplished then :D

  10. Great review!
    Jules was one of my favorite characters as well! Such a funny guy!


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