SPOILER ALERT. If you have not read other books in the Soul Screamers series, there may be spoilers ahead.
ARC: 342 Pages
Series: Soul Screamers #5
My Reviews of the series:
My Soul To Take (#1)
My Soul To Save (#2)
My Soul To Keep (#3)
My Soul To Steal (#4)
My Soul To Lose (novella)
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From Goodreads. 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.
Review by Kate
IF I DIE, by Rachel Vincent, is the highly anticipated continuation of her Soul Screamers series. With Kaylee's impending death only a week away I could not put down this book for a single second. I am such a fan of this series and although I feel my beloved Nash may never be able to redeem himself in Kaylee's eyes, I will not stop reading these books until Vincent stops writing them.
The first chapter packed a punch when Kaylee is told that her borrowed time is up. With the threat of death Kaylee does what she normally does and ignores her own problems to solve a current issue involving a new teacher at school who is using young girls for his own advantage. As the clock ticks down, Kaylee comes to many realizations about her life and those around her.
I loved the other books in the series, but I LOVED this book. The tension and anticipation for Kaylee's death day was overwhelming and I could not read fast enough. The Netherworld once again creeps into her life in the form of an incubus which forces her to go back to the one place she promised herself she would never go again. Secrets and lies between Kaylee and those that love her arise into one awesome climax that will have you begging for more.
I wish Kaylee and Nash would get over the hump that was 'Nash on Demon's Breath' and just love each other! But sneaky Vincent comes in with Reaper Tod and puts a definite wedge in their relationship. At first I went in kicking and screaming but after reading the book, I came to understand more of Tod's perspective and I might (might!) start to like the kid. (Grumble) Sabine is a pain in the you-know-what more than ever and I honestly have not found any reason to like her, but I only have hatred for her because Vincent is masterful at creating it.
Fans of the series will love it, and typical Vincent will have you on your knees for more at the insane events at the end of the book. And for those who haven't read the series, I seriously insist that you must!