Friday, November 4, 2011

Review: If I Die by Rachel Vincent

If I Die
Author:Rachel Vincent
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Soul Screamers Book #5
ISBN:  0373210329
ISBN13: 9780373210329
Genre: Young Adult

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.


Wow what a ride IF I DIE ended up being. Early on in the book it is revealed that Kaylee is on the reaper list. While everyone that loves her is trying to find a way to save her she is trying to solve the mystery that is Mr Beck before he ruins anyone else's life. 

There is a lot going on in IF I DIE. Feelings, relationships and unpredictable outcomes make up a lot of the book. If I found out I was going to die very soon I would be a wreck but Kaylee doesn't break down. She takes in the news and keeps herself busy to make sure when she is gone everyone will be ok. There is a lot of soul searching about what she wants, a lot of hard decisions and a lot of heartbreaking moments. Nash, I really grew to dislike Nash after IF I DIE. He is selfish, and self destructive. I can see the pain that he is in but what he ends up doing in this book is beyond forgivable. I have always liked Tod. He is mysterious, and acts all tough but he always ends up being there when Kaylee needs him. I really liked how present he was in this book and how much more we get to know about him. I have read all of Rachel Vincents books whether they were her adult novels or her young adult and I have never been disappointed by any of them. Her writing is addicting, her characters strong, and the situations she puts her characters in are heart pounding. IF I DIE is the best book in the Soul Screamers series yet. 

I gave it 4/5 stars

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