MFT Guest Review: Die for Me by Amy Plum

Today on the blog, the lovely Lisa of Fic Talk Blog is here to talk about why she loves Die For Me by Amy Plum and also offer a copy of the book for giveaway! It’s INTERNATIONAL ya’ll, so be sure to check out the giveaway deets at the bottom of the post, and welcome Lisa to the blog! Also, make sure you stop by her blog and say hi!

Die For Me by Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperCollins
May 2011

About the book (From
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 heartโ€”as well as my life and my family’sโ€”in jeopardy for a chance at love?

Lisa’s Review
Die For Me is a story about a girl named Kate who moved to Paris with her older sister Georgia to live with their paternal grandparents after the death of their parents. There she encounters Vincent and his friends. But all is not as it seems with her new acquaintances.They have a secret. One that they are not supposed to reveal to anyone.But as Kate’s life is unknowingly saved by Vincent, she’s brought into their lives and their stories are revealed. 

 Amy Plum’s story made me ache with a loss that was not my own. If that doesn’t show how much of an impact her words had on me, I don’t know what would. It was sad, sweet, and haunting.Her descriptions so vivid, her prose so lovely.It was seriously a breath of fresh air. Her mythology unique and captivating. She showed how Kate’s new home, Paris, that should have been familiar, comforting and soothing, turned out to be dull, gray, and dark. Also, she’s given us an amazing new love story to root for. Reading how things were for Kate and Vincent had me all starry eyed. He’s a total gentleman, courageous, and very strong. Amy created a perfect setting for a beautiful new love story. 

 I’ve always been into paranormal romance and all that goes along with it, but I can honestly say that this was unlike anything I’d thought I would read and enjoy so much.She combined immortals and, basically, zombies. At least, that’s what Jules, mainly, calls them. But they are so much more than that. And Amy made them heroes. She created characters that were likeable and entertaining, like Jules, Ambrose, and even… Gaspard. For those who’ve read Die For Me, at some point you were probably a little iffy about him, but he certainly showed that he’s worthy and not wimpy. 

This is a To Die for piece of fiction, in my opinion. It’ll make your heart beat fast with anticipation and then leave you breathless with its ending. It certainly left me with stars in my eyes and swooning slightly. And finally, it’ll leave you wanting more at the very end. It was a perfect ending to a perfect book. And That Vincent is really swoon worthy. He’s definitely ranking high on my list of Best Book Boys for 2011.Also, this was one of those lines that really stuck with me – ‘Kate asked herself this question – what’s better, I thought, to be safe and suffer alone, or risk pain and actually live?’

Here’s a little snippet from Die For Me –

 ‘We stood there, looking out at the city of light together for a few euphoric moments before he leaned his head down and whispered, “the answer to your question of where I was taking you would be… To the most beautiful place in Paris. With the most beautiful girl I have been lucky enough to set eyes on, and who I desperately hope will agree to meet me again. As soon as possible”

Amy Plum has certainly delivered with her debut novel for 2011. I’m looking forward to the sequel ‘Until I die’.

 5 Stars.

**Giveaway Details**
*To enter, tell us who your favorite Book Boy of 2011 is so far, and make sure you leave some way to contact you.
*Giveaway is INTERNATIONAL (anywhere The Book Depository ships)
*Must be at least 13 to enter
*Giveaway ends July 5th, 2011


  1. My favorite book boy of 2011 so far is Sebastian in Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton.


  2. Wooohooo! Die For Me for grabs! Thanks so much for this chance! My fav boy of 2011 so far is… I'm thinking either Shay from Nightshade or Roiben from Tithe. It can change with the next book Ill read though!


  3. It has to be Cassel Sharpe from Red Glove by Holly Black. You can't help but love him ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for including international readers in your giveaway. I'm reposting the link.

  4. Mine is definitely Christophe from Defiance by Lili St Crow. Yum.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  5. My favorite so far this year is Finn Mac Cumhaill from Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton. It was published in 2010 but I didn't read it until this year.

    Thank you again for the chance to win!

  6. Hands down Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth. Go check him out, now!

    GFC: Candice
    candicerjames (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. im liking Gabriel from Clarity. thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I'm currently reading Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton and Will is becoming a favourite and a book crush so far. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

    catarina_romeira at hotmail dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! My fave book boy is Ash from The Iron Fey series.

    Miss Lauren

  10. My favorite is Riley from Outside in.

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  11. I just read Erin Kellison's Shadow Fall, and I'll pick Custo Santovari.

  12. Oops, forgot to leave email:

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  13. Kimmel Tippets

    So far, my favorite book boy is Zane from the Uglies series, but there are so many great ones out there!


  14. MY favorite 2011 boy…hmm there are too many but i must say Lucas from Starcrossed OR Jace from COFA OR Hector from Starcrossed. BUT I end up loving them all ;D

  15. Love the cover of DIE FOR ME. Beautiful.

    Favorite book boy of 2011. I'm not sure. Right now i'm reading Bumped. And JonDoe is cracking me so much. Love that name.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  16. My favorite 2011 book boy is Elder from Across the Universe by Beth Revis and I will continue to love him forever!

    Awww, Die for Me looks so AWESOME!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com


    I've read 59 books so far and they've all had a boy in them and you expect me to pick ONE? No way! Current crushes, Adam from If I Stay, Lucas from Starcrossed, Curtis from Fairy Bad Day, Zachary from Shift and this one is because of you Kristin- a certain Druid priest named Atticus!


  18. So far this year its Cassel from White Cat and the soon to be read Red Glove.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  19. My Dave book boy is Jace from City of Fallen Angels. He's so strong, yet so vulnerable.

  20. My favorite book boy thus far would be Jace from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. Sadly I know im sharing this fondness with tons of other girlies lol oh look!! i just looked up and the comment before me also said Jace…see!! lol

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

    SpadesHigh @
    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

  21. My favorite book boy at this time is Elijah from Amber Scott's Fierce Dawn, although he is really more of a book man / protector / … anyway he is wonderful. Thank you for the opportuity to win this giveaway.

  22. fav book boy so far this year is Four from Divergent!

  23. krystal-larson

    My favorite guy of 2011 has to be St. Clair from Anna and The French Kiss. Even though he takes a while to make up his mind, he's a great guy. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

  24. Thank you for this Giveaway :)! My favourite Book Boy of 2011 is Peeta from HUnger Games :).

  25. Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad)

    I have this waiting for me to read on my shelves.

    Great review! I really need to get round to reading it soon!

  26. I would have to go with Cassel from White Cat/Red Glove.

    Rin –

  27. I feel like I've been talking about him a lot, but apparently I'm obsessed…I absolutely ADORE Joseph Jared from the Bloody Jack Series…he is my ultimate book boy ๐Ÿ™‚

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  28. my first choice is Jace of TMI but since I met/discover him before 2011 I'll pick Four of Divergent as my favorite book boy character of 2011.


  29. Dimitri Belikov will be my only love forever!
    Or, until I read TMI or Fever series, 'coz I heard that the boys there are… yeah, pretty damn cute *angel face* ๐Ÿ˜€

    dayenleah [at] gmail [dot] com

  30. My favourite book boy would be Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth….he's gorgeous, courageous, alluring…. He's a god…*sigh*

  31. My favorite is Ares from Eternal Rider so far this year

  32. Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations)

    uggh ive already read over 100 books how am I to pick just one?


  33. Elder from Across the Universe. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  34. My favorite thus far? Four from Divergent!! Yes. Oh Yes. ;0)

    Thanks for the chance at this one. Been looking forward to reading this one.


  35. So many book boys to pick from. I would say it has to be Four from Divergent.

    Thanks for chance to win Die For Me


  36. My favourite Book Boy of 2011 is Luke from Lament by Maggie Stiefvater.


  37. kaye (paper reader)

    I adored this book, too, and was just about to order a copy for myself.

    I think I'd have to say in all that I've read so far this year I really enjoy Four from DIVERGENT. (After that it would probably have to be Vincent, though!)


  38. Offbeat Vagabond

    Ok well this won't work for me because I haven't read a lot of YA from this year, catching up on older books. But I am definitely keep tabs on the ones mentioned above. But I don't have enough for my favorite Book Boy of 2011. But my favorite Book Man of 2011 is definitely Ares. Totally with Keisha. Man I really need to read more YA. Thank you for the great review and giveaway guys ๐Ÿ™‚

    drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. I like Jace from TMI, or Finn from Tyger Tyger

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  40. I'd say my fave is Shayne from Solstice


  41. Jack from Blood Red Road ๐Ÿ˜€


  42. Although I am way too old for him I will have to go with Jace from The Mortal Instruments. Gotta love a bad boy with a soft caramel center.


  43. Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa

    I'm kind liking Jag from Possession. He's got the bad boy image and seems like a fun guy.

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

  44. Amanda from Novel Addiction

    My favorite book boy from 2011? Argh, tough! I loved Tucker from "Unearthly" by Cynthia Hand. He's so.. so.. hardworking and down-home wonderful.

    ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

  45. So many to choose from, but since I am 40 most of them would be way too young for me — so I am going to go for Finn from Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassins series (Latest is Tangled Threads)
    contestmom AT hotmail DOT com

  46. I have so many favourite book boys, that it's not easy to choose! Um…I love Jace from The Mortal Instruments a lot, so I'll go for him:D


  47. michellesheavenlyreviews

    one of my favorites is four from Divergent, but i also loveeeee jace from tmi! and dimitri from VA:)

    starlightgirl678 at aol dot com

  48. Amy (ArtsyBookishGal)

    Hmm…well, I've always liked the Weasley twins from the Harry Potter books. I'm trying to think of any guys I've really liked from any books I've read this year… There aren't any I've been particularly fond of, but I do expect to love Four from Divergent. How's that?

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  49. Divergent by Veronica Roth


  50. This looks like it is going to be a good read! Hmm lol can't really think of a boy persay (I only read a few YAs here and there), but my fav guy so far is Ares from Larissa Ione's Eternal Rider.

    pams00 @

  51. My favorite book boy is a tie between Adam from Where She Went by Gayle Forman and St Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Sorry I can't choose only one I have a big heart.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. thanks soo much for this awesome giveaway and for making it international!!

    i have soo many favourite book boys that it is difficult for me to choose one!
    but if i have to it would be Riley from Gena Showalter's Intertwined series:)

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  53. Dimitri from Vampire Academy!

  54. My favourite book boy of 2011 so far is Vlad Tepesh from This Side of the Grave.

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  55. My favourite book boy of 2011 is Lyon of Dueรฑa de su corazรณn ^^


  56. Linda: By the Book

    Lots of people already beat me but my favorite book boy is Four! Hot, dangerous, and selfless. Can't beat that.
    Love the excerpt. Paris is a great setting for the book.

    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

  57. My favourite book boy is Jace from The Mortal Instruments. I know I'm not original.

  58. Sofija Kapranova

    My favourite is Shane from Bite Club by Rachell Cane

  59. I've been attracted by this book since I started seeing the cover. It's so nice!



  60. Sierra Cullen.โ™ฅ

    -Hmmm, my favorite book boy would probably be Haden from Falling Under. I fall in love with him. Oh how I wish he was real.


  61. I love Beck from The Demon Trapper's Daughter but Sierra Cullen just reminded me of Haden from Falling Under and now I can't choose! Oh so many boys, so little time XD
    Thank you for the giveaway and good luck everyone!

  62. Ahh! So many great guys to choose from! I don't think I could pick my favorite, so how about my most recent one? Gregory from THE SECRETS is soo swoon-worthy!

  63. Hmmm….that's a really hard question with all the book boy crushes I have. My current one would Lucius Vladescu from Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. I loved him despite how much of a jerk he can be.

  64. wolfluvr420 at yahoo dot com

  65. Clarissa P (Clary)

    OMG!!! There are so many I dunno where to begin. But i'm gonna shortlist it to the first three that pop into my head.
    1. Luc from Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
    2. Jace from The Mortal Instruments
    3. Patch from Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Jace from The Mortal Instruments!!!!*swoons*

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  67. Miss Page-Turner

    My favourite book boy this year? That's easy! FOUR from Divergent, because he is strong, brave and a hero!


  68. Jace Wayland. Since the first page I am in love ๐Ÿ˜€
    His comments and actions are brilliant.


  69. So hard to choose! Maybe Cassel from Red Glove, because he's just so awesome.


  70. My favorite book boy of 2011 is Ash from the Iron King Series. He's so hot and even though he can be ruthless he still manages to be sensitive and loving with Meghan.


  71. I love Daniel from The Dark Divine as well as Ash from the Iron King!:)


  72. destinulgardianului

    My favorite book boy this year is Jace from the Mortal Instruments series

  73. Dani @ Refracted Light

    My favorite book boy this year is Gareth from the Greyfriar ๐Ÿ™‚

    dani AT refractedlightreviews DOT com

  74. Mare/TommyGirl

    My heart is currently held by Patch from Becca Fitzpatrick's books. Love him.

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

  75. for me it has to be Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth. He's such a bad boy but a sweetheart too!


    Tasnim x

  76. The Library Page

    Patch from Hush, Hush!


    thewannabeknight at gmail dot com

  77. My fav book boy so far is Sam Roth from Shiver.


  78. The cover for DIE FOR ME is to die for. I love it!

    My favourite boy of 2011 is Anthony from EXPOSURE by Therese Fowler. Closely followed by John Matthew (before he became a man) from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.


  79. It'll always be eric from the sookie stackhouse novels for me.

  80. Stella (Ex Libris)

    Favourite book boyfriend? hm.. Alex from Nadia Lee's Carnal Secrets! He is irresistible, strong, warmhearted, the ideal man ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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