Series: Revenants 1
Pages: ca. 350
Debut: May 5, 2011
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.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 48
Paris, the city of love! Oh, how I... Seriously, since I'm German, there is a slight unrest within me considering anything French, although I have to admit that I'd really love to visit Paris one day, just to have been to all the sights once. And maybe, just maybe, it's magic is going to change my mind. 😉
Anyhoot, meeting the Revenants was... wow. I don't know how to say it, exactly. Their circumstances are a little creepy, I guess, but they have awesome personalities, and I love them. They are something between Reapers, Ghosts and Guardian Angels. Weird combination, right? They're somewhat immortal, they have the urge to sacrifice their lives to save those of others, after what they're reborn the age they actually died; and they have a dormant (which is actually totally dead) period of three days every few months when they wander with others of their kind as ghosts to help them save others because in their ghostly state they can get momentarily glimpses into the future just when something really bad is about to happen. I can only say: it's totally fascinating me.
Well, being what they are, normal life isn't really something that's gonna happen, especially not falling in love with a normal girl. Vincent did, anyway, the rebellious hottie. 😉 I have really come to like him and his group of friends, as well as I did Kate. She was a bit besides the ususal female YA lead here. She wasn't totally accepting, she was actually freaking out when she learned the truth, but she wasn't afraid enough to stay away. She had to be persuaded to give it a shot, but that's as normal as the relationship of those two is ever going to get, I think. I'm glad it worked out as it did. =)
As for action: Heck, yeah. It was building up to a bigger picture slowly, but I liked that. The ending really made the story worth double the time, and I'm very interested in what might come next. Vengeance? And how Vincent and Kate are going to do the relationship thing, since it's really going to have it's weird parts. I hope I'm gonna get one laugh or the other out of the sequel. And maybe some more background story -- I'm a sucker for that.
Area Scan: Style: 5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Characters: 4/5 -- Romance: 3.5/5 -- Suspense: 3/5 -- Action: 4.5/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Fantasy: 4/5
Discovered: 5 Hoods
Revenants: #1 Die For Me | #2 Until I Die | #2.5 Die For Her | #3 If I Should Die