Tuesday, April 02, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: DIE FOR HER by Amy Plum


DIE FOR HER (Revenants Series, #2.5)
By Amy Plum

Published April 2, 2013 by HarperCollins (eBook only)
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  GENRE: Paranormal Romance • Zombies • YA 
                                                         Urban Fiction • Novella • Action

Set in the romantic and death-defying world of the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy, this digital original novella follows Jules, a brooding, immortal French artist who has fallen in love with his best friend's girlfriend.

Jules Marchenoir is a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He's spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum's Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for.

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Lordy! Lordy! Lordy! Somebody come over and hold my hand! Gah! I feel like my heart has been cut out with a really dull Ginsu knife. If I had been feeling friendly towards Jules before, he has surely stolen my heart now!


Oh Jules... come to MAMA! Sigh. Amy Plum has hit another one out of the park. Fabulous. Awesome. I may even say it came close to earth shattering. What she can do with the written word is nothing short of miraculous. And no, I am not getting paid for this review! LOL. Amy has this innate ability to get the soul of a character across in HD fashion. It is comparing an old black and white tube TV with a spotty signal to a 60 inch plasma flat screen with HDTV signal. And boy, did we get a shockingly clear view of what Jules is thinking.
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I don't want to spoil it for you but this novella is basically the previous two books condensed from Jules' POV. It was positively spellbinding. I don't think I've read something that fast in a LONG time. Hearing what he was going through, the struggle between wanting to have the love of his life to himself and wanting to be true to his best friend by honoring the relationship he already had with Kate. I do think he should have said SOMETHING to her... and I had this image in my mind at times:


 You couldn't help but feel for the guy, even if he was trying to soothing his aching heart with other girls. Which is a big leap for me folks. I tend towards the Vincent camp of locking myself away pining for my lost love.

The different POV was fascinating. Getting to see the other characters reactions from "the other side of the room" was very eye opening. Combine that with rich descriptions, multidimensional characters and perfectly pitched writing and you have won the book jackpot. I am positively electrified now to see what happens in IF I SHOULD DIE (book #3), due out May 7th. ENJOY!!