Series: Revenants #1
Published by HarperCollins on 2011-05-10
Genres: Europe, Love & Romance, Paranormal, People & Places, Young Adult
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 heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?
I am not sure why I took so long to read this series but now that I have I am officially in love. The setting for this book is what I think drew me in because what better place for a book to be set in than the dreamy area of Europe. It just screams for there to be plenty of romance and love in the air and I loved that this book had plenty of it. The start of this book has us meeting Katie and Georgia who are sisters who move here to live with their grandparents after the death of their parents. I felt for these girls from the start but there is just something that drew me to Katie because she was more like me and a girl interested in books and art while her sister was the party girl. After much flack from her family Katie finally decides to venture out and she finds a cute coffee shop to read and enjoy herself. She just has no idea how much her life is about to change but for her in an amazing way. Katie soon has a near death experience and meets a boy who she can tell is a little bit different by the name of Vincent. As the story continues and they become closer we learn that Vincent is a revenant who is basically someone that dies over and over again to save others. I think this concept was so unique and another thing that made this story different from what’s out there. I loved seeing the building of the friendship between Katie and Vincent and seeing them slowly fall for each other. They seemed to share a bound like nothing out there. This book continues and we soon learn that the people Katie’s sister Georgia is hanging out with are bad news. I have to say that I quickly knew there was something up with them because of how the events played out. As this book wraps up there is an awesome fight scene that I loved and seeing how Vincent saves himself and Katie was so cool on so many levels. It was such a shock that I didn’t see coming but one that fit well with the story. I loved the world the author created and became so wrapped up in it that I didn’t want to leave and I am so glad that I bough this whole series awhile back because I will be diving into the next book soon. I am kicking myself that I waited so long to read this one. I would highly recommend other readers that don’t know about Katie and Vincent get to know them very soon. You will not be disappointed by this book at all.