Thursday, May 10, 2012

Die for Me- Review

Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
Goodreads Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
Ah, Paris the city every girl wishes she had the chance to fall in love in.
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect with this book. I had heard a little bit about it but I didn’t know exactly what it was about. I think the description made it seem a little more ominous than it actually was. The description states, “two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity”. I don’t want to give too much a way but I just didn’t feel that they were being torn apart again and again for eternity. Kate is mortal so the most they can be torn apart is through her lifetime.
The story line had several mysteries and plot twists. There was just enough action to keep the story moving at a good pace.  I thought the idea of revenants was new and different. However, some of the things were a little strange (being dormant for three days, Kate sitting with Vincent while he was dormant, and the whole out of body experience thing). A couple of times I actually thought to myself, “That’s just weird! Who would do that?”
While the storyline was okay, I didn’t feel a real connection to the characters. I thought that their grief in the beginning wasn’t as sincere and relatable as it could have been. It was obvious that they were mourning, but I think it could have been better expressed. Also, I thought that most of the characters were flat. My favorite characters were Jules & Georgia. I think the story would have been much more interesting if they were the main characters. I had a couple of problems with Georgia but overall I thought she was more interesting than Kate.
To me, Die for Me, was just okay. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it.  However, I have noticed that there’s a ton of people that loved it. My advice: If you were planning on reading it, read it. If you were on the fence, read it. If this idea didn’t jump out at you, skip it. I do plan on reading the second book in the series because I received an ARC at the Romantic Times Convention. I’ve heard that Kate grows a lot as a character so I’m hoping that I will enjoy it more.
Grade: C

1 comment:

  1. We definitely have the same thoughts with this book. It was just a so-so book for me also. It's one of those books that I'll forget the next few days.


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