Sunday, September 06, 2015
Soul Screamers Vol. #3: If I Die • Never To Sleep • Before I Wake
What happens when the reapers come for Kaylee? Don't miss Volume Three of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's compelling, spellbinding Soul Screamers series.
IF I DIE
Thanks to her mother's sacrifice, Kaylee Cavanaugh has lived most of her life on borrowed time, but now that borrowed time is almost up. Kaylee has only seven days left to prepare for the end. To say goodbye. And yeah, to stop an incubus from preying on her high school. Tick tock...
NEVER TO SLEEP - First time in print -!
Sophie Cavanaugh is sick of the social fallout from her cousin Kaylee's mental issues. Doesn't she realize people think "crazy" runs in the family? But then a cute boy, a fateful scream and a trip to a nightmare world leave Sophie wondering just what's real-and how to get home....
BEFORE I WAKE
Dying wasn't easy for Kaylee, but faking life is a whole new kind of struggle. The only good moments are those spent in Tod's arms. But death hasn't stopped her old enemies, and now everyone Kaylee loves is in danger....
Soul Screamers... The last thing you hear before you die.
Author: Rachel Vincent (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars
This has to be my favorite books from the series!! I know it's a huge gap from the previous rating I gave the previous books to suddenly 5 stars but this is SO good and addictive I won't lie to you about how I've become very obsessed. I lost control of my feelings and truly had a few breakdown myself. I can't handle all the emotions at once. I won't apologize either if my review for the series has been quite a rambling or out of order I just have to get all of my thoughts out there. Where do I even start? This is all too much.
"You hate feeling useless, but you like that feeling useless makes you feel human?"
After I finished reading the book, obviously I just stared at the spaces and when someone starts a conversation with me, I went thinking back to the story, replaying all of what I just read. It's very fast-paced, well-written book and intelligible follow-up in the beginning of If I Die, unless you've never actually read the first few books in the series. More secrets and very important information that surfaced none of the characters are positioned to have the right answers to the very big questions asked among themselves.
As a whole, the book dived into more dangerous dilemma none of them are truly prepared for but always been cautious to the hellions and reapers. Moreover, it could be anyone that they would not easily recognize their real enemies. This book basically will be the death of me, in short. The humorous and all the things that I should be afraid of is all in this book.
The characters that were killed off...one of them was my favorite. He's probably one of the optimistic person in the room that's capable of humoring the situation besides Tod. I feel the hurt that Kaylee's been through and I understand what she has lost, suddenly slipped away from her life. Kaylee's character development has been truly remarkable even after facing the very last moment that's inevitable, she doesn't give up without a very hard fight to those who deserve justice. Her strength, I admire here has been recharged especially in Before I Wake. Absolutely, the book has captivated, absorbed me into the world of the unknown and Kaylee owns that, together with her family and friends.
Even the gruesome scenes that I should be disgusted with such as blood and grotesque descriptions of the dead bodies which I won't be able to imagine for long, I've read them, every single pages of them. I'm so intrigued by the untraceable, mysterious process of the hellions getting aboard the human plane and everything that wasn't possible before. There are time I think it's so torturous, it's messed up but very fitting as the story goes with all the situation. The sequence order of the scenes are organized enough for the all the weaving lies become quite mysterious and needed to be solved. The fantasy and paranormal is the whole bonus as well as it's labelled for the whole amazing package!
I find it also interesting to know that Sabine and Kaylee are friends. It's very unexpected to say at first but I'm glad everything worked out for both of them as I knew they were. Sabine's direct manner definitely earns my respect even when I think she can be rude at times, but at least she's truly honest in her opinions and thoughts.
I enjoyed every single moment spent that Tod and Kaylee shared. The intensity of their passion, sincere words, and everything in between them has pierced through my heart I love both the way they view their healthy relationship till eternity.
I have no words for how much I would want more readers of the paranormal, fantasy, romance lovers read these books! It's better late than never! I highly recommend readers to read Soul Screamers!