Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: If I Die by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #5)

Title: If I Die by Rachel Vincent
Published: September 27th 2011 by Harlequin
Source: Purchased for Kindle
Grade rate: A

The entire school's talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee—she screams when someone dies.

But the next scream might be for Kaylee.

Yeah—it's a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend's needy 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 borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life.

My Review

If I Die is the fifth book in the Soul Screamer series, and I really enjoyed it.  Each of these books are packed of action, adventure, and very strange things (the kind that go *bump* at night ;)
The characters in this installment were, for the most part, known to us.  Kaylee receives very bad news at the very beginning of the book and made the best of it through the story (although it was a little irritating to keep repeating it over and over).   As you might have guesses since My Soul to Keep, things with Nash are not back to normal and honestly I don’t think I would have been able to accept and forgive all that he did as fast as Kaylee did.  Nash started as such a good character, but now I can’t seem to be able understand how weak he is.  Tod is one of my favorite characters of this series and he is very prominent in this book.  Emily and Sabine also make an appearance and they are as snarky as always, I enjoy the chemistry between the three unlikely allies.   I wish certain inevitable things would have happened in a less painful way for all involved, but the pages were filled with angst, physical and emotional pain, and a sense of urgency that is hard to shake off. 
I am sorry that this review is turning out to be so cryptic, but it is really hard to explain my feelings and impressions without spoiling it for you.  I am trying my best though! 
The plot was complicated, full of twists and turns as it is usual for Ms. Vincent and I loved every minute of it.   The story is fast paced and flows rather quickly; it was a little hard for me to digest everything that was happening, especially at the end.
If you love the paranormal and supernatural you should give a try to the Soul Screamer series.  I cannot wait to see what is going to happened with Kaylee (and her new job) and Tod.  I hope she made the right decision!
About the Cover:  I always find the covers beautiful; they turn out to be mysterious and whimsical at the same time and If I Die is no exception.  I hope the green is for hope!


  1. I have the first in the Soul Screamers series waiting on my TBR- looking forward to get to it! And if the fifth in a series gets such a good rating, hopefully that bodes well for the first four :)

  2. I haven't read any of this series, but it sounds great! :) I've never read a book about a siren or an incubus, so it seems really unique. Definitely want to pick this up.

  3. I've just started this series, just waiting on My Soul To Save from local library:D



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