DNF: Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
Author: Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #1
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
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. (From Goodreads)
I’m not sure what it was about this book, but for some reason I just couldn’t get into it. And I really don’t like to not finish books, so I kept pressing on with it. But at one point I realized I had been reading it for 8 days and I was only halfway through. So I decided it was time to move on to something else.
The plot really did seem interesting to me, and I liked the characters enough, but I just couldn’t get into the book. I didn’t hate it at all, but I didn’t love it either. I really didn’t like how Kate continually balked at the fact that Vincent liked her (this is a common occurrence in books that I could go on and on about, but maybe I’ll save that for a discussion post in the future), and I didn’t like how she couldn’t make up her mind about whether he was a monster or not, whether she should be scared of him or not. Maybe this is all reconciled in the end, but there just wasn’t enough to suck me into the story to keep me reading.
I did enjoy the setting in Paris, and like I said, I think the plot and the revenants themselves were pretty intriguing. I just couldn’t really get into this book. Maybe one day I’ll try to read it again. I do know that there are plenty of bloggers that I follow that really enjoyed it, so I have linked to some of their reviews below. Just because this book wasn’t for me, doesn’t mean that others won’t love it.
Also, I feel really bad because I won the second book in this series, Until I Die, from a Goodreads giveaway, thinking that it was the first book in the series. When I was notified that I won, I quickly realized my mistake and bought the eBook of Die for Me. But since I wasn’t able to finish Die for Me, I feel really horrible that I won the next book. So I will be giving away Until I Die here soon, so be on the lookout for that!