Tuesday, May 15, 2012

If I die - Soul Screamers #5 - 5/5 Stars

Title: If I Die
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers, #5
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Page Count: 342 Pages

Published: September 27th 2011 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 5/5

No one wants to be this teacher’s pet . . .

Everyone else is talking about Eastlake High’s gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck, but Kaylee Cavanaugh has bigger things on her mind. Kaylee’s a banshee—her scream is a portent of death.

But the next scream might hit too close to home. Kaylee’s borrowed lifeline has almost run out.

Yeah—it’s a shock to her, too. So to distract herself from her own problems, Kaylee is determined to defend her school against the latest supernatural threat. That hot new teacher is really an incubus, who feeds from the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend’s delinquent ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers they aren’t quite human either.

But Kaylee’s running out of time, and those who love her will do anything to save her life.


My Review:

I feel like I am still in shock from this one. I regret that it took me so long to read it. I pre-ordered the paperback but I just couldn't get myself to read it - in all honesty the title scared me, and I mistakenly thought it was the last in the series so...

Fast-forward to now and If I Die is now my favourite book in the Soul Screamers series! I was on the edge of my seat for the whole thing, and managed to finish it one day. If you haven't read the whole series, I strongly suggest it, Rachel Vincent is a genius and one of my all time favourite authors.

If I Die was heart-pounding, nail-biting tension, wrapped in a blanket of bitter-sweet love and inevitable loss. The emotions in this book were a story all on their own, and then there was an intense plot driving it along too. I felt like it was a deliciously layered cake with old friends, everyone's least favourite hellion, an undercover incubus, and a group of misfit friends trying to fight not only evil, but a deadline. The icing on the cake? A very delicious kissing scene that was just perfect.

I feel like I am gushing, but I really did love If I Die from the Dedication to the final line.

Fav. Quote(s):

"For the moment, I am firmly entrenched in denial, which—honestly—feels like the healthiest stage of acceptance. And I’d really appreciate it if you’d let me wallow there for a while." - Kaylee (Page 21)

"I see you, Tod." - Kaylee (Page 206)

My Rating: 5/5

Other books in this series

(Click highlighted titles for my review)

1 - My Soul to Take
2 - My Soul to Save
3 - My Soul to Keep
4 - My Soul to Steal
5 - If I Die
6 - Before I Wake
7 - With All My Soul

Prequels and Short Stories:
0.1 - My Soul to Lose
0.2 - Reaper
0.3 - Fearless (Kiss Me Deadly - Anthology)
4.2 - Niederwald (Enthralled - Anthology)
5.1 - Never to Sleep

You'll like this series if you liked 

Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

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