If I Die

If I Die

Book rating: 05 Paperback Soul Screamers

By (author) Rachel Vincent

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  • Publisher: Mills & Boon
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 27 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 0373210329
  • ISBN 13: 9780373210329
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 29,534

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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. Anything.

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By Alaiel Kreuz 24 May 2012 5

*More reviews in my blog*
After a girl in her class collapses in the middle of a lesson and starts bleeding for non-obvious reason Kaylee wonders if this may be a new problem to solve. Not that she wouldn't mind a few more weeks of peace (that seem to avoid her at all costs) but a girl has to do what a girl has to do, right? Especially if Emma, her best friend, could be the next target.

But Kaylee's destiny seems to have other plans and everything is put in a new perspective when Tod arrives with terrible news: Kaylee is going to die in 6 days. And there's nothing and no one that can stop it.

Knowing that she will soon leave her family and friends changes everything and nothing at the same time: she wants to leave everybody with hope after she is gone, wants to destroy this new threat to protect Emma and all the girls at her school and, most importantly, wants to lose her virginity with Nash. Because she loves him, right? Despite what he did to her she loves him... Or that's what she wants to believe.

In only 6 days Kaylee's world will turn upside down and this time she can't avoid it.

Personal opinion:
The fifth book comes full of action, intrigue, tension, despair and love so make sure to have a fan, some pills for your blood pressure and something to drink. You will need it. Badly.

I can say, with complete honesty, that this book is by far my favorite of the whole series. The fact that Kaylee (and us) knew about her imminent death created a whole new level of pressure and uneasiness during the whole book that never disappeared. In fact, when I almost had reached the end I stopped reading... I was so anxious that I needed a break.
Besides, Rachel did and amazing job here, I had a lot of theories of what could happen but none of them seamed good enough or at least I was afraid that the ending would have a HUGE cliffhanger.

Thank goodness that didin't happen!

Talking about the characters I can only say that all of them have a spot, all of them have a purpose and all contribute with something crucial.
Kaylee and Nash's relationship reaches the climax. Somehow Sabine and Kaylee also begin to work together in a surreal partnership (that made me laugh and smile a lot!).
And something amazing happens: Tod, who is already amazing, funny, sweet and cool, becomes even better. Scratch that, he is frigging amazing.

And the plot won't disappoint you at all, it lacks nothing. A rollercoaster of emotions, new information and twists will keep you turning pages non-stop.

So yes, if you scroll down a little bit you will see a new rating. I've been thinking about creating a new one for the books that I couldn't help but adore and love. And this book was what I needed to sit and do it.
*Review in my blog*

By mateja 16 Oct 2011 5

I have been a fan of the Soul Screamers series since the first book. And each time Rachel Vincent wrote a new book in the series since My Soul to Take, I said it was the best one ever. The same stands with If I Die. It is absolutely, incredibly amazing. Immediately after reading it for the first time, I went and read it again. And then I went and reread all my favorite parts. Which was basically the entire book. I love, LOVE it.

Ever since reading the premise of this book I have gone through the possibilities of Kaylee's future over and over in my head. I thought I had them all covered. But despite my intense thinking and guessing Rachel Vincent still managed to surprise me. And surprise me she did. My jaw literally dropped on many occasions, there was also gasping and yelling Oh, no! and What!?. I loved every single moment of it.

I cried a lot while reading If I Die and not only while I was reading it for the first time. It has so many emotional scenes, so many wonderful, beautiful moments. All that on top of a fast paced, intriguing plot, very lovable characters, absolutely amazing writing and the romance (oh, the romance) makes this book pure perfection in my eyes.

I love Kaylee, how perfectly flawed she is, if that makes any sense. She doesn't always say the right thing, do the right thing, she's not impervious to fear. But she's smart and resourceful, incredibly brave, sympathetic and caring. She is really easy to care about and there is a lot to admire about her. And Tod. Tod! He is most definitely the most awesome guy in the fictional world. In If I Die he shows his more vulnerable side, which I love. Now he's not only sarcastic, witty and generally amazing, he also has a soft side. In one word, he's perfect. If only he weren't dead. And fictional.

I love the direction this series is taking. I could not be happier with the way things turned out in If I Die. It is everything that I wanted and more. Much more. And with Rachel Vincent's talent to always write a book that is even better than the last one, I am absolutely craving Before I Wake. I am so excited to read it that summer 2012 can't come too soon.

By TeensReadToo 23 Sep 2011 5

Kaylee is just starting to get her life back to normal - again - when she walks in on her dad and Tod talking. Tod has seen the death list for that week, and Kaylee's on it! Determined not to let her last six days be for nothing, she decides to fix one more wrong at her high school.

The new math teacher, Mr. Beck, is an incubus and is set on having a son - by mating with a student! When Mr. Beck sets his sights on Emma, Kaylee knows that this will be her last good deed before she dies. With the help of Sabine, her frenemy, she sets out to get rid of Mr. Beck. But on the way, something in her love life surprises her!

Ooh....this book was a roller coaster of emotions! Sad and depressing one minute, then happy and giddy the next. I couldn't put the book down. I wanted to know if Kaylee was really going to die, and if so, how! The ups and downs with Nash continued, and there was one moment where I really didn't like Nash again.

**Warning! Spoilers - Read at your own risk!

I had thought about Kaylee and Tod together before but I wasn't really sure how I felt about them as couple. But after seeing how Tod felt about Kaylee and her reaction to him, I'm glad that they came together. I didn't particularly like HOW they had their first kiss, since I am extremely against cheating, but I loved how Tod always protected Kaylee and put her first. And the ending. Wow! I kept saying "No, Kaylee can't die! It can't be over!" But I should have known that death is never really the end. I liked the ending. It fit well and was sort of a happily-ever-after (with the whole Tod thing, minus the whole Nash thing).