Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Audiobook Review: Die for Me by Amy Plum

From Goodreads:
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'm not a usual fan of paranormal romance, but the fact that this novel is set in Paris is what made me want to read it. And the Parisian setting didn't disappoint me. It kept me intrigued and interested. There's no doubt that Amy Plum is a gifted writer. It is clear that she has a great love for Paris and writes of the city almost like it's a character in the novel. The main story structure was a little too Twilight-y for my liking, but the dreaminess of Parisian setting is really what redeemed the flaws in the structure. 

 A note on the audio production: Julia Whelan was the narrator and she was amazing. Her French accent sounded authentic and her voices for the different characters were varied and believable. I continue to applaud Harper Audio for choosing narrators for their productions who fit the book's style and main character perfectly.

Die for Me by Amy Plum, narrated by Julia Whelan
Published: May 2011 by Harper Teen and Harper Audio
Pages: 341
Audiobook Length: 9 hours, 20 minutes
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult

Note: Audiobook received from publisher

1 comment:

  1. I just listened to this on audio as well! I enjoyed it despite a few annoyances.