The Blurb: 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.
The Short Stick: One you want to miss.
The Goods: Really pretty cover, and the french surroundings.
The Not So Goods: Everything else. Characters aren’t well developed, writing style is pretty brutal, plot doesn’t have anything interesting to it. In fact, the beginning was a lot like the synopsis, it skimmed over everything with too much telling and not enough showing. There were no real “scenes” in the book to get tied into. When Kate finally learns what a Revenant is I almost laughed out loud. It was really that bad. This isn’t just a french ghost story, it’s a bad french ghost story. Stuff happens like, “scary” stuff where the Revenants (and Vincent isn’t the only one) “save” people from death by letting themselves suffer the fate of the other person, and then they wake up alive! There’s a budding romance between Vincent and Amy but I didn’t see it going anywhere good with Vincent’s Edward like characteristics. I totally regret picking up this book.
Pinnochio Factor: Fail, they weren’t well developed at all.
Bella Swan Factor: Fail, Kate is very much like Bella.
Jace Factor: Fail, hot boys that don’t have an edge aren’t hot at all, looks aren’t everything.
Primrose Factor: Pass, I didn’t care enough.
Potter Factor: Fail, this is like Twilight and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Cheese Factor: Fail, the serious moments had me laughing.
Bible Factor: Pass, there’s no religion.
Temperature: 70 degrees, I honestly didn’t care.
Recommendation: Skip this one and save yourself some time.