Original Title: Die for me (Revenants #1)
Norwegian Title: Våk over meg
Written by: Amy Plum
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Written for: YA
Published: May 10, 2011
Published in Norway: September 23, 2011 (I think...)
My copy: 2011 (Paperback)
Norwegian Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Norwegian Publisher: Cappelen Damm
I read it: Septemer 18 - September 23, 2011
Back of the Book
My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister Georgia and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with our grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies … immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I’m fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart – as well as my life and my family’s – in jeopardy for a chance at love?
A stunning novel of life, death and the lengths we go to for love.
Grief is hard to handle ...
The sisters Kate and Georgia movies from USA to France to live with their grandparents after losing their parents in a horrible car accident. The grandparents lives in Paris, known as the most romantic place on earth but that doesn't make Kate feel any better. She is in heavy grief and spends the days in the bedroom while Georgia escapes her own grief by going out to party with friends. After a lot of nagging by Georgia and her grandparents to leave the house a few hours a day to try to make her life go back to "normal". Eventually Kate goes out of the house a few hours each day to spend the time at a cafe to sit alone and read a book. At least she is out of the house. That's when she discovers a few guys. She is especially curious about one of them. And she feels that he got an eye on her as well, but she's not sure. She thinks he is hot and mysterious. But who is he?
It's been a lot of hype about this book in the book blog world. Many of them has been writing about how fantastic this book is. It makes me curious and sceptical at the same start. I got the book in the beginning of June but I've been waiting to read it. 'Cause I almost didn't dare to open a book that has a gorgeous cover and a book that already gotten so many positive reviews. So I just had it on my shelf and I was just looking at it from time to time before it was time to read it. I was scared to open the book 'cause I was nervous about having too high hopes. So, after a lot of hesitation I finally managed to open the book and start reading it. Before I knew it I had read many pages, about halfway through and the pages kept just flying away. I was really enjoying the book 'cause it had suspense, action and romance. The book has a little bit of everything. And even though I was very sceptical about that the setting is in Paris (the most romantic place in the world) and I was afraid that that would make it a little too typical, but I must admit that I got pleasantly surprised that I didn't experienced the story or the setting as typical at all, even though it all took place in Paris. The book is like fresh air in the paranormal romance-genre. It's not about vampires, werewolves, zombies or other creatures we've been reading about lately. This is about creatures I haven't read about before and I like it. It's something new. But I don't want to say too much about what they are 'cause I don't want to spoil anything.
This is a short review of Die for me. The reason is I'm terrified to spoil too much. You just have to read the book yourself. This is not typical paranormal romance that we are used to read. It has something new and exciting which made me very happy. To us who read a lot of fantasy probably is getting tired of the same things from that genre. But this book is luckily a little different. It stands out in a way and I'm glad to see that. It's still about a girl who falls for this mysterious guy type of thing but there are other things in the story that is refreshing. I'm glad to see that 'cause there are a lot of fantasy books out there that are a little too similar. So, I'm glad I finally have read this Die for me and that it has given the genre some fresh air. And I really want to read the next book in the series. And to be honest I haven't understood this team thing. I've never been a part of a team but right now I surprise myself by saying: TEAM VINCENT!
Die for me is for you who likes fantasy and that wants to read something new in this genre instead of listening/reading to the same song over and over again!
Highlights: Finally new and different creatures.
Downhill: I wish the book had more pages and there's so much more I want to know. Can't wait for the next book!