Blogger Book Review: Die for Me by Amy Plum
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 21, 2011
Welcome to the weekend, inkpoppers! This morning we bring you a special treat from Rebecca of the blog Everything To Do With Books – a review of Amy Plum’s debut novel Die for Me. Amy visited us here on inkpop this past week for a Live Chat, which you can read here; for now, settle in with a book that is sure to make it to the top of your must-read list…Die for Me!
“Amy Plum’s writing is fantastic, the flow of the book was nice and smooth and I really enjoyed reading through ‘Die for Me’.
“I have to say that when I started I thought ‘Die for Me’ was quite a dramatic title. Now that I’ve read the book I know a bit more about what it means and can say that it is actually quite a fitting title.
“Katie is a fantastic main character, she has her head screwed on and she can definitely think for herself. I found myself really able to relate to her which was great. She was in no way perfect and that made her all the more interesting and believable. Not to mention, the fantastic supporting cast. Both Katie and Vincent’s families were great and I just loved all of them as they all had their different characteristics and their own unique place in the book. I can’t wait to find out more about them.
“The book captured me and I just had to finish reading it as soon as I could. I remember there was one moment where something happened that upset the main character, Kate, I have to say that as I was reading it I could feel my own stomach twisting up in knots too. There were also parts that had me grinning like a fool. I just really felt like I could get into this book and I actually enjoyed it too.
“The paranormal part of the book was both similar but also different. This isn’t really a spoiler but if you’re a bit iffy about spoilers you might want to skip this paragraph but the fact that Vincent was an immortal made me roll my eyes a little, however, the way his immortality works is completely different to any other book I have ever read and I actually really enjoyed that part and I am curious to read more about it.
“Now, I am not a huge fan of romance in books however, the romance element in this book was quite sweet. It was there and it was nice. It wasn’t that whole, hot guy meets plain girl and they fall instantly in love. It was hot guy thinks girl is cute, hot guy talks to girl, girl talks to boy, they get to know each other and don’t make insanely large promises to be together forever. In other words, the romance element had me smiling and enjoying it rather than cringing and being angry with how lame it was.
“Set in Paris, was a hugely refreshing thing. I felt like it was a great change of scenery from a lot of the other books I read. I just really loved that the book was set in Paris. It kind of added to the romantic flavour of some parts of the book.
“Overall, would I say that ‘Die for Me’ is a good read? Well if you hadn’t already noticed from my extremely long and adoring review; yep, I sure would say it’s a good read. It wasn’t perfect, but the romance is really cute, the paranormal element is similar but also different in certain aspects, the writing is crisp and lovely and the cover is really pretty. If you’re a fan of paranormal romance then by all means add this one to your list. I know that I cannot wait for the next book.”
Thank you to Rebecca of Everything To Do With Books for stopping by to discuss Die for Me with us.
Over to you…have you read Die for Me? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)