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.
Où dois-je commence... hopefully translates to "Where do I begin?" I have heard so many amazing things about this book and I am glad I finally got the chance to read it. I have always dreamed of going to Europe, so a book set in France was quite fun!
I love Vincent and his "family", I even love Kate's family but I am not too fond of Kate, not yet anyway. She is just so typical and predictable that I almost didn't want to finish the book. By the end, I didn't completely hate her and I will certainly pick up "Until I Die" but that is mostly for more on the revenants than Kate. I think Plum has something good going here and I am intrigued. I really want to learn more about them because I am still having a hard time understanding it all but that's what a series will do to you!
I'd have to say that my favorite characters are Ambrose and Jules. They had me laughing at several points in the book and they are genuinely good guys. They are pretty badass too and we all know how much THAT helps.
While I'm not a fan of "insta-love", I do like parts of the Vincent/Kate romance. If I didn't, why would I bother reading the series, right? This is quite typical as far as YA goes but it is well written and it definitely keeps you reading. I managed to read it in just a few hours because I didn't want to put it down. And since I'm always honest with my readers, I will tell you right now that I am going to Barnes and Noble tomorrow to pick up "Until I Die". So yes, I guess even though I don't love Kate, I recommend picking this up!
4 out of 5 stars!