City of Lights, city of Romance! What a place to try to mourn...
Oh, Kate loves her grandparents, but they can't replace her mom and dad, gone in a heartbeat.
Her encounters with some most puzzling people startle Kate out of her haze of grief - swordfights in modern Paris? How can someone move fast enough to stop a falling stone block? Didn't that guy fall under a Metro train??
A new variety of not-dead creatures in this great debut novel - and they aren't vampires!
Book info: Die for Me / Amy Plum. Harper Collins, 2011. [author's website] [publisher site] [book trailer]
Recommendation: Suddenly orphaned, Kate and Georgia hope for safety at their grandparents’ calm Paris home. But danger is always nearby, as the sisters witness a miraculous rescue from the Seine River followed by a sword fight, then Kate narrowly escapes falling stone blocks in their neighborhood.
Kate is magnetically drawn to the handsome young man she sees near each incident. He introduces himself as Vincent, and his friends as students and painters. A tiny glimmer of hope peeks into her sorrow, but then Vincent disappears. How can Georgia go out partying every night while the darkness of losing their parents swallows Kate?
Things get stranger and stranger. She hears Vincent’s friend being crushed, run over by the Metro train – but how can Jules be strolling along their street the very next week? Why are Vincent and his friends always nearby when someone’s life is threatened? Why do Georgia’s new party buddies give Kate the cold shudders, while Vincent’s touch is like light and life?
A new type of paranormal creature roams the Parisian nights in this adventure-thriller with a touch of romance - Paris is Paris, after all... Are there secrets too big for the living to understand, too strong for the dead to ignore? (One of 5,000 books recommended on www.abookandahug.com) Review copy courtesy of the publisher.