Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Review: If I Die

Today's review is on If I Die by Rachel Vincent

If I Die is the 5th installment in Vincent's Soul Screamers series and is as good, if not better than the previous installments.  Where as all of the other titles in this series allude to the souls of taking, keeping etc., this title alludes to the impending death of our heroine Kaylee.  This change makes for a very different, exciting, and heart wrenching story.

Todd informs Kaylee that he has found out that her name has appeared on "the list" and that she has just one week left to live.  Even with this hanging over her head, she still finds time to thwart the efforts of an incubus posing as a math teacher in her school.  Though most often an incubus gets a human female pregnant, the baby needs a soul to survive, and not just any soul.  An optimal soul is a pure virginal soul, something Kaylee still has.

Todd and Kaylee's relationship takes off when she finds herself kissing him, and though she hurts Nash she realizes that the relationship between them can never move on. She wants more and more to be with Todd.

In the end Kaylee saves the day by destroying the incubus, but can not prevent her own death and quite possibly the true death of Todd when he refuses to do his job and take her life.  However in Vincent's world dead doesn't always mean DEAD.

A delightful series that keeps getting better and better with each successive installment.  I hope there is at least one more.  I have to know what happens next.

4 of 5 stars


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