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

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.


Release Date: September 27, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Purchased
Other Books in the Series (Click the title to read my review): My Soul to Lose, My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save, My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal, Reaper

I really enjoy the Soul Screamers series.  I love the writing style, pacing, and love story.  I love how these books are fast, satisfying reads.  Sure, they aren't too deep, but they are reliably good---something which I have really grown to appreciate.  I love it when authors are reliable!

If I Die is just what the title says: what will happen if Kaylee dies?  The entire book spans one week in time, and focuses on her name coming up on the reaper list.  The focus of the book is saving Kaylee's life, well, at least for her friends (namely, Tod) and family (namely, her father).  For Kaylee, she doesn't want to trade her life for anyone else's---her mother already traded her death date for Kaylee, and she doesn't want anyone to die for her again---so she decides to make the most of the few days she has left.

But, before she can start on her bucket list, a new threat pops up.  Kaylee and her friends learn that the good-looking new teacher is actually an incubus who is trying to procreate with students at school.  This is no normal pregnancy we're talking about---babies spawned by this incubus often kill the mother.  Kaylee embarks on a mission to rid the school of Mr. Beck, with the help of Sabine.  I enjoyed getting to know Sabine a little better.  She really grew on me in this book.  I love her openness and honesty.

I said after the last book that I was through with Nash.  He is too needy, possessive, and controlling.  I could not believe how he treated Kaylee while he was on Frost!  After If I Die, I am so done with Nash, there is never any going back in my opinion. Sabine can have his bratty, immature self for all I care.

I was so happy with the ending of If I Die.  I can't wait for the next book to come out!

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