Author: Amy Plum
Release Date: May 2011
Series: Revenants #1
4 Stars: I Really Liked It
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.
This book was exciting and so romantic! Paris!! Ooo la la! I’m one of those romantics that thinks it would be dreamy to visit Paris one day.
Kate was sixteen, almost seventeen, and her sister Georgia was almost eighteen. Their parents died, and they moved from Brooklyn to live with their grandparents in Paris, France! Luckily, from summers of visiting Paris, they already knew French and the area. Plus, outgoing Georgia already had tons of friends. I enjoyed the sister dynamic. It was real. Kate and Georgia loved each other even though they fought sometimes and were complete opposites. I loved how they were always there for each other. Georgia was cute and spunky, a fun side character.
Vincent was nineteen and completely charming. I also liked his guy friends Ambrose and Jules. They were fun and entertaining to have around. Charlotte was a sweetheart, and I hope to see her more in the next book.
Revenants was a unique idea. I really enjoyed finding out all the rules to the revenant world. A revenant was basically someone who could die for others and come back to life. There’s more to it of course so you’ll have to read to find out. I highly recommend you check this book out. It was great!
This was not a squeaky clean read so be sure to see my content ratings below.
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Sexual Content: moderate ( mention of lust, nude paintings/statue, scantily clad woman for art model, kissing, brief friend mentions he’s homosexual, mention of rape, boy and girl alone in bedroom, boy and girl change clothes in bedroom while turned away, necking )
Language: mild/ moderate ( God-21, h***-5, d***-4, b****-1, a**-1 )
Violence: moderate ( deaths, blood, limb loss, murder, injuries )
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction