Sunday, April 14, 2013

Someone Please Destroy the Cookie Cutter!

Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum

Summary: 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.

Review: Another ya supernatural story with a gorgeous beyond belief boy who falls for the supposedly plain girl with true wuv following soon after.

I was bored reading this book. Bored I tell you!! In my head I kept hearing Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock, the awesome BBC version, saying “Bored!” in my head. As much as I love Sherlock, I don’t like being bored when reading a book. I must admit to feeling dread at the thought of reading this book. Perhaps I am finally overdosing on ya novels where there is either a love triangle or a gorgeous guy falling for the plain, oftimes boring girl. In ya supernatural novels, there’s a chance that the girl is super special.

Kate is boring. She doesn’t do much, doesn’t have much of a personality either, and only says that she is mildly pretty. Of course she can’t believe when the gorgeous guy falls for her. I’d love to read a book where a beautiful woman falls for a mildly attractive man. Looks are great, but personality is so much more important. Kate is also super special too. It’s the same old ya supernatural story again and again. At least there wasn’t a love triangle. I did like the mythology behind the revenants.


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those are fans of young adult supernatural fiction and are looking different takes on traditional monsters.

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