Saturday 23 June 2012

My review of Before I Wake

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent
Release Date: July 6, 2012 (UK), June 26, 2012 (US)
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Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul.
The good news? He didn’t get it.
The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…

Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much
harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent
“recovering,” she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend.

But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim
stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won’t keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn’t just gambling with her own life…

- May contain spoilers for people who haven't started the series -

Before I Wake is the sixth book in the popular Soul Screamers series. Full of action, mysteries and irresistible romance, if you loved the previous books you will definitely be satisfied with this one!

After being killed, Kaylee Cavanaugh is trying to live life like nothing's happened. But lots of things have happened since the day she was killed. After being recruited to find souls, Kaylee's time alone with her Reaper boyfriend has become increasing short. With all her friends and family endangered, how will Kaylee protect them?

Kaylee, Tod, Nash, Sabine and Emma, are all back with a new and exciting paranormal mystery to solve. If you thought the previous books had good plots, well, Before I Wake tops them all. All I can say is, if your looking for a set of books that will keep you on the edge of your seat, pick up this series as soon as possible.

Tod is the best undead guy ever. Thought he was hot in the other books? He's on fire in this one! We get to see a lot more of him in this book (YAY) and, occasionally, see him pour his heart out. Tod and Kaylee made me laugh, made me cry and they made me smile. When times got tough, Tod was there to make it all better. The guy's just too perfect for his own good.

I liked the jealousy between the characters as well. Sabine and Nash, damn, nothing ever goes right for them, does it? Even though Kaylee has made her choice, I can't help but feel sorry for Nash. He tries very hard, in this book, to get over the pain and betrayal, and I really admire him for that.

I must stress how much I love Rachel Vincent's writing style. Enganging, captivating, fun, unique and extremely addictive; I always wish that her books went on forever and ever and ever.

Read her books as soon as possible. That's all I can say.

- Thank you Mira Ink for sending me a review copy.


  1. KYLEE DIED!!! I'm waiting for volume 2 of this series compilation version. Dang, I missed out on a lot!

  2. This looks really awesome. I'm going to start reading Soul Screamer series after I read the Vampire Academy series. :)

  3. At first, I was a Nash gal all the way, but I don't know. Todd kind of snuck up on my heart and stole it right away from Nash. I love these books. I think Rachel Vincent is just an amazing author, and I am glad that I stumbled upon the Soul Screamers series. Thanks for your review!

  4. This book looks stunning with such a wonderful cover, and sounds fantastic too. I am definately concidering buying this book now all thanks to your brilliant review, so thank you x