Review: If I Die by Rachel Vincent

Title: If I Die (Soul Screamers #5)

Author: Rachel Vincent

Release Date: September 27th, 2011

Published by: Harlequin Teen

Read: May 7th, 2012

Pages: 352-eBook


  1. My Soul to Take
  2. My Soul to Save
  3. My Soul to Keep
  4. My Soul to Steal
  5. If I Die
  6. Before I Wake
  7. With All My Soul


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.


What I thought:

This series gets better with each book!

After the drama of the last book, things are starting to seem a bit more normal, until a student collapses in class, bleeding, and Kaylee tries to stop herself from wailing. But it’s not for the student exactly. She and her friends start to suspect the new teacher is involved when Sabine confirms that he’s not human, especially since he was privately tutoring the girl who collapsed.

That evening when she gets home, she is told that she’s on the reaper’s list, and she will die in a week. To distract herself, she decides to  fully be involved with solving the mystery of Mr. Beck and what he’s up to, and making some closure with her loved ones, so she doesn’t leave them broken. Her father and Tod try to look for ways to save her, but she’s already on borrowed time, and there’s no second chances.

Kaylee becomes more bold, since she’s going to die anyway, and will do anything to protect Emma, who might just be falling for Mr. Beck’s charm. And of course there’s more issues with Nash, and whether she’s really meant to be with him, or if there’s someone else, who will do anything for her.

I honestly couldn’t put this book down, I’m totally in love with this series! Not only does Kaylee develop more in this book, get a bit of a backbone at times (imminent death helps), but I also think Tod is awesome, as well as Emma, she’s such a great friend!

Definitely recommended for those who are already reading the series, but if you haven’t yet go try out the first book, it’s very good!

Super excited to read the next book! (out in June 2012)