Die For Me Book Review | Blogmas Day 5
Series: Revenants #1
Also in this series: Until I Die
Published by HarperTeen
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.
I picked Die For Me up purely because it had been sat on my shelf for so long I think it grew dust. It was going to be one of those where if I hated the first book then I would get rid of the rest of the series on my shelf. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, that’s not to say this book isn’t walking trope, cause it is. There are so many freaking moments where I facepalmed because of the characters or plot points. However and this is a big, however, it was a warm and fuzzy book and something I was exactly in the mood for.
Die For Me brings something new to the boyfriend who has a destiny trope. The destiny trope was an interesting concept and it was explained in great detail and I love that about this book. Something that should be super hard to explain is done with such care and attention that there can be no misunderstanding about the plot or characters.
My favourite character in Die For Me has to be Jules. God how he made me laugh. His interactions with Kate made it worthwhile. He was a good part of comic humour that was very much appreciated when some of the book became slow and weary. His pacing and timing were impeccable. Exceptionally well written and one that definitely stuck in my mind.
The least favourite character was Charles. I thought he had potential to be something more than what he was. His bad mood character wasn’t well developed and so the ending was more than a shock if I’m totally honest. I didn’t get it and I should have. God Charles. Ruin the book for me why don’t you.
Based on Die For Me, I would recommend this series. But only if you want a warm and fuzzy type of book. This isn’t perfect literature and there are a lot of problems with the narrative. Super tropy but completely enjoyable.
Have you read a book with so many tropes that you know you should hate it but you can’t help but love it a little? Let me know in the comments below!