Sunday, January 6, 2013

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

Title: If I Die 
Series: Soul screamers, #5
Author: Rachel Vincent
Category: Paranormal/Romance 
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.


*Warning: This review may contain spoilers if you have not read this book or the other books in the series*

My Mini Review:

Rachel Vincent is just blowing my mind. When I thought I couldn’t fall anymore in love with this series I am proven wrong. If I Die is one of my favorite books in the series. And this book was just an emotional test, I was all over the place. So much happens in one book it took me awhile just to wrap my head around it all. Every character is tested, Kaylee, Tod, Nash and Sabine. I fell even more in love with some characters and others I can now stand, while some….I just want to bash over the head with a very hard object.

"You think I need to be rescued?" "I think it doesn't hurt to let someone else do the rescuing every now and then, when your own armor starts to get banged up."

Kaylee is really tested in If I Die, and I feel even in the toughest of situations she tries the very best she can. This made me like her character even more. She is thrown into a lot of obstacles, with Nash still not being Nash, Sabine still trying to stand between her and Nash. Also with some very unexpected news that Tod brings, oh and let’s not forget the Incubus that shows up. Kaylee always seems to have a lot on her plate. But she tries her best, and that makes her a really cool heroine to me. One I would love to be if I was in a story. And through everything, she tries to do what’s right. Kaylee also begins to see things differently, and people, and she begins to realize she might need to step away from Nash (which I was very happy about).

Now, Nash, I have never liked him. Something about him felt off, and in this book you are going to want to bash his head in even more. I know I did! To me, he is a very selfish character, weak in a way. And him and Sabine really do belong together. Slowly, Kaylee’s eyes begin to open about Nash and Sabine. She begins to understand things about herself, Nash and Sabine. And Sabine is just Sabine. At times I can stand her, others I really can't but you do understand her and at times I actually liked her character-sometimes. 

Tod really makes an appearance in this book, and dear Lord, I loved every second he showed up. We get to see a lot more of him, and he is better than ever! Tod has always been by Kaylee’s side, supporting her and being a friend to her. But when he brings some news to Kaylee, her world takes a drastic change, and he never leaves her side. With every step Tod proves just how much he cares and Kaylee begins to see just how amazing he is. As I said, Kaylee’s eyes begin to open. Tod is an amazing guy, and you really get to see it!

"Together, we'd take crazy to a whole new level."

With a very creepy new teacher at school that is way more than he seems, and some very life changing news for Kaylee, If I Die is a whirlwind of a book. So much happens I can’t even begin to write about, to explain how amazing it was. But just take my word, if you gave up on the series, or are feeling like it can’t get any better, just keep reading, because it does. Oh boy it does! Rachel really is an amazing writer. 


  1. This is my second favorite book in the series!!! I just love all of the events that take place so so much. You are so right about Nash. He has become such an incredibly selfish character and I really just can't stand him anymore. It's kinda sad in a way, because when I first met him I may not have loved him but he was a good character and a good guy. Now I just feel like he has lost it completely and he really destroyed himself. Sabine is what he needs cause she can help him. Tod is so fantastic and I just love him. I just want to hug him. I love how you described Kaylee. Really I just love this review. Awesome!

    1. Before I Wake is now my fav! SO damn good!!! Nash, he is so infuriating!! He was a good guy at first, but he went down hill!!


      *giggles* Thank you!

  2. Okay, I can't read the review for the spoilerage factor, I still haven't read any further than book one, not that I don't want to, because I really, really do, other books just keep getting in the way!
    Anyway I just had to comment cause I wanted to squeeeee with someone and I think you'll understand the reason behind this comment and squee along with me!
    I'm going to meet Rachel Vincent in a month or so! Shh, it's top sekrit squirrel business!
    Squeeeeeeeeeeeee! ;)
    After I've read all the books I'll come back and comment on your review, I promise! =D

    1. I'M SO JEALOUS OF YOU!!!! HA HA HA :D Hope you love the books as much as I do!

  3. Aww chick....I can't read your review either, because I haven't even started yet!! I can't wait until the final book arrives!! I am going to be stuck reading them until they are all done!! I can't wait!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


  4. I think nash is okay I have all the books and I think he has been there for her through thick and thin but he is a little selfish at times. But he has had alot taken from him so you cant blame him really but this book is sooooo cool and i wish rachel vincent would come to new zealand sooooo badly


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