Monthly Archives: March 2011

A reading from DIE FOR ME

When I made my first video for DIE FOR ME, I dedicated it to HarperTeen fans. And Little, Brown / Atom very politely told me that they enjoyed it, and then very rightly suggested that I make one for their fans too!

So I decided to read the first couple of pages of Chapter One. READ MORE…


DIE FOR ME’s New US Cover

Yesterday, Kari of A Good Addiction announced the newest of news in the DIE FOR ME publishing story. It seems that at this point, there’s something happening almost every day. But comparatively, this news is HUGE: a cover change. Or in the words of my editor, “A Jacket Switcheroo”. READ MORE…


Literary Lunacy in New York: The Sane Post

The last time I was in New York—in June 2010—it was 100 degrees, I had two toddlers with me, as well as a husband who had a ton of work to get done, and I was staying in a not-very-nice neighborhood far from all subways. I blogged about the result (basically, me crying in a drag-queen bar READ MORE…


Booklist Review of DIE FOR ME (HURRAY!!)

Booklist Issue: March 1, 2011

Die for Me. Plum, Amy (Author)

May 2011. 352 p. HarperTeen, hardcover, $16.99. (9780062004017).

Move over, Bella and Edward. Zombies replace vampires in this well-crafted paranormal romance. After the tragic death of their parents, Kate and her older sister, Georgia, move to Paris. Georgia fits into the party scene immediately, but Kate continues to grieve and brood until she meets the dashingly handsome Vincent. Although their attraction is immediate and intense, Kate is uneasy, even wary. Through a narrative that alternates between romance and violence, Kate and the reader are introduced not only to contemporary Paris but to a war-torn netherworld populated by zombies who save people from death and other beings who plot to kill them. In her debut novel, Plum deftly navigates the real world and the fantastical. Her characters are authentic, and their romances are believable. Plum introduces a world and a story that are sure to intrigue teen readers and will easily attract fans of the Twilight series.

— Frances Bradburn