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 my 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. But I was ready to let it happen.
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? (Goodreads).
I’ve been wanting to read this book for such long time, since it came out. But I never got around it and also the fact that I am trying to abstain from buying books which I’m finding very hard. When I realise that my local library had the book in their collection I was so excited. I put the book on hold right away and as soon as I got my hands on it I started to read it.
I have to say that this book started of very interesting and I was engrossed into the story. Come page fifty and on my excitement for the story started to disappear. I do not know what it was but as soon as Kate and Vincent meet and start to spend time together I started to lose interest in the book. It not that I did not want romance between the two characters, it was just not working. It might be the fact that I really did not like Kate that much by the end of the book. It’s almost like she is trying to hard. I felt bad for Kate and her sister Georgia about losing their parents; Kate and how she dealt with grief of loosing loved once. There was not a lot of emotions that this book evoked from me, even when I read about Kate’s parents. The author tells me, as a reader, what the character is feeling, but the description of those feelings is not being translated into emotions when I read it. I have to say it, because it makes me sound cold, but I felt indifferent. I could not relate because the book does not provoke any emotional response.
Character development is OK, there was more room for growth but that can be done in the book two in the series. Of course this is yet another series!!! Kate as a character started of very interesting, but then I just became annoyed with her. I think I wanted to scream at her every time she said “Are you spying on me.” This was said at least ten times throughout the books and it became annoying. Vincent was an OK character, actually I liked him more than Kate. I wish that there was more about Revenants and what they are? I wish that there was little bit backstory to their history. You do not have to tell us everything, but you have to throw me a bones to keep me interested. You cannot just give me the minimum and say you have to wait till next book to find out more.
Relationship between Vincent and Kate was boring, because it does not differ from any other relationship in YA book. Boy falls madly in love with the girl he just met. She resists but she can not help but spend more time with him and inevitable happens, love. One thing that I did like about this book is Kate's and Goergia's relationship, its nice to read about sisters who are close and get along together.
Overall this was an OK read for me, nothing to gush about. We'll see if I'll be reading book two in the series, Until I Die. I'll read if my library gets a copy once the book is published. I give this book 3/5 STARS. Happy reading and i hope you enjoy this book more than I have.
1. Die for Me
2. Until I Die - Coming May 8th, 2012
3. Untitled - Coming 2013