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
In Die for Me, Katie is reeling form her parents recent deaths. In an effort to get a fresh start, Katie and her sister Georgia moves to Paris to live with their paternal Gandparents. Katie spends the first few weeks wallowing in her pain and grief, and isolating herself from everyone and everything. Things begin to look up for her when she meets a cute guy named Vincent. But unbeknownst to Katie, Vincent is much more than he seems. He is actually a member of the undead, a revenant, compelled to save the lives of humans over and over again.
First I have to start off by saying that the story was entertaining and managed to keep my interest. But the whole time I was reading I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. I felt like I was constantly on the cusp, or the edge of something really good, but I never quite got pushed over. And this left me with very shallow feelings about the story.
I had a hard time connecting to the main characters. Katie was only mildly interesting to me. I liked her interest in books, museums, and art, but nothing about her really stood out. And although Vincent is cute and tough, I just didn’t feel myself getting all swoony for him. At times it almost seemed as if he were too perfect.
However, Vincent’s undead ‘family’ managed to keep my interest. I found myself wanting to know more about them, their own personal histories, and the whole revenant history and dynamic. I was charmed by Jules, and pleasantly mystified by Ambrose, and longed to know more about them.
I wish the book had less of a superficial feel to it, but despite my misgivings, overall it was a pretty decent story. I will admit to being intrigued enough to eventually continue the series and hope that the next in the series grabs me more fully than the first.
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