Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)
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Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6)

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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,

Paperback, 339 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
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That was amazing!!! Tod & Kaylee *SWOONS* *FANS SELF*

I only have notes and favorite quotes for chapters 1-4 but I'll add more soon!
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Yes! More of Tod and Kaylee, please. :D

OMG!!!!! can I give a triple 5 star on this book?!?!!! It IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!! I love it and I love th ebanter that goes on between the two HUdsons and not forgetting Sabine...that girl is catching on me. I mean I use to really 'don't like' her but she is growing on me. I'm beggining to see her beauty in this series.
I LOVE that there are TOD and KAYLEE everywhere in this series. TLuca, our new addition is not bad himself, he is making Sofie look tol...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
If I had to summarize this books then..

Okay, let me say it like that. If you took the last five movies I watched and look at the cast, then this was the love-child of Tom Hiddleston and Michael Fassbender. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING?

Just a few moments ago I was still begging to get the book just a few. seconds. earlier.

And now I have actually read it, and can't believe everything that has happened, and want to cry and laugh and everything, and damn this!
Mimi Valentine
5 Ways You Can Tell You're Reading a Soul Screamers Book:

1. It's about bean sidhes (pronounced banshees). I mean, what other series can use girls screaming for death in the most amazing way possible? Not one that I know!
2. You want to scream, and cry, and hug the book AND Rachel Vincent for writing it! Reading this series is like going on a never-ending emotional roller coaster — and I mean that in the BEST possible way!
3. The author isn't afraid to put her characters through hell and back. I'm...more
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 endange...more
Brilliant!! There aren't words to describe how this book made me feel, so I'll do a quick sum up:

- Team Tod ALL THE WAY!!
- The jokes are the funniest things ever - especially Tod's. Who knew reaper's had such a spot-on sense of humour, hmm?!
- Suspenseful and heartache. The deaths are horrible and you just want to kick the bad guys where it hurts.
- Kaylee is a HAB (heroine with a backbone) and should be applauded on her courage and inner strength
- Tod is so hot! :D
- Repeat the above
- Nash...more
Jennifer Armentrout

Ah, this book... so many emotions. Perfect.
2.5 stars - Spoilers

Before I wake is set one month after the events of If I Die. We find that Kaylee's 'life' is still as complicated as ever. Kaylee's adjusting to her new undead life, her new job, her new boyfriend and her newfound popularity. Kaylee's first day back at school starts with a bang when her new boss orders her to retrieve a soul stolen by a rougue reaper. Kaylee is shocked to find that the rougue reaper is Thane - who Tod left in the Netherworld to be tortured by Avari after he t...more

This book was amazing!!!! I was riveted by this book every single second that I read. Not much more to say than that!!

Oh... wait - there is something else to say...


“Mr. Cavanaugh, I know this isn’t the future you wanted for Kaylee, and I know I’m not who you wanted for her. And I’m not even going to pretend to think I’m good enough – I know I’ve made mistakes, and I’m probably going to make more. But I love her with every single cell in my body. She's the reason my heart beats – literal...more
Lisa Howe
.... I'm experiencing so many different emotions right now, I swear I'm about to explode. I want to throw something; I want to laugh hysterically; I want to cry my heart out; I want to dance on the rooftops.

This book.... this book is insane. And I absolutely loved every second of it. ♥
Nov 15, 2011 Camelia marked it as to-read
JULY OF 2012?!?!?!?!? ARE YOU FIPPING SERIOUS???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All things considered, Kaylee Cavanaugh was pretty lucky. Sure, she died. But she got a second chance. And although she technically wasn’t alive, at least she wasn’t a reaper. She didn’t have to take souls, just reclaim them.

Immortality, however, wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Sure, she could make herself invisible when she wanted to hang out with her boyfriend. No, she didn’t have to sleep. No, she didn’t have to eat unless she wanted to. No, she wouldn’t age. And no, she didn’t actually h...more
Wendy Darling
4.5 stars So so so so good.
There's a quote on the back cover of my copy "gets better with each book" and that pretty much sums up this series for me. If you're a YA fan and want to take a break from the crazy influx of dystopian novels and your average vampires-and-werewolves paranormal stuff, Soul Screamers is a great series to sink your teeth into.

Plus, Tod is awesome.

Pre reading:
If I Die rocked my freaking socks off.

I need more Tod

Tough Critic Book Reviews
HOLY SHEE-IT!! I'm giddy! Capital "G", put me in pigtails, stick a sucker in my mouth GIDDY! Call me Han Solo because this stupid ass grin is permanently frozen on my face!

Dear Rachel Vincent,

I'm sorry I doubted your brilliance and began to lose faith in Soul Screamers. I didn't know! Holy hot paranormal hell, I didn't know! I should have trusted you. I tried to put a time frame on kickassness and almost missed this! Your last two books in this series have been OM-WOW!! My almost "disloyalty" d
I love you, Kaylee. More than I've ever loved anyone. More than I will ever love anyone. If I could freeze this moment in time and never have to let you go, I would do it without a second thought. -- Todd

*** Please be aware that there may be some small, tiny spoilers in this review ***

This is a moment where I literally don't have the accurate words to explain the emotions and feelings moving around in my head. As all of us already know, this series does nothing but surprise, shock, and amaze us...more
Nikki *the awesome*
I want more than anything..... eye twitch GIVE ME!! COVER!!!!!

I shouldn't torture myself by reading the first 4 chapters, but I do.
Melissa W
well, obviously kaylee dodges the death bullet again... i thought "If I Die" was going to be the last soul sceamers novel
Casey Ann
So kaylees back! And back with a vengeance. This series just gets better and better with each book I think Rachel Vincent couldn't write more and more and it would never get old

This book out of the whole series defiantly had me crying the most! Sometimes happy sometimes really sad. But I will say this is my favorite out of the whole series and this is why:

Through out the whole series since the beginning in typical YA style I thought Nash and Kaylee were going to be together "forever" yes they wo...more
Aug 29, 2011 Jessica marked it as to-read

Eeeeevil book!
This book was PERFECTION!! All of my anticipation for it had me wondering if I would be disappointed because my hopes were so high, but the story blew my expectations away and I absolutely loved it!! I wish I could give this 10zillion stars but there isn't an option for that.
**Warning: I don't think I could review this without any spoilers from the first 5 books in the series so only read if you've read up to IID**

So after If I Die, I had no idea what was going to happen. There were so many plot...more
Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.

Regular readers of my reviews will know that I fell in love with this series once I read the third book, My Soul to Keep; despite the first two books being really enjoyable, they didn't completely wow me. But then I picked up My Soul to Keep and was blown away. With each new release, Rachel Vincent has pushed the limits of what it means to be blown away, and the same goes for Before I Wake. Wow... It's absolutely incredible.

Kaylee is now an undead extrac...more
I Can't believe I have to wait till June for more TOD I swear if anything happens to break him and Kaylee up I'm going to lose it! I've been some what obsessed with him since My Soul to Save but If I Die changed that curious obsession into a full blown need for this character I am seriously infatuated here I mean how much more perfect can a semi dead guy get!

OMG amazing I am so in love with this series Tod is one of the best characters I have ever come across he's funny and sweet and smart and i...more
Sarah S
I need this book NOW!!!!

And the interview that I just read (from Rachel Vincent) says that

'Today I turned in copy edits for Before I Wake, so it’s one step closer to being a real book. You guys are going to hate me for the ending. BAD THINGS happen, and no one’s safe. Both my editor and my copy editor left comments full of exclamation marks at the climax. I think they were traumatized. That’s only the second time in fourteen books that I’ve gotten story specific comments from a copy editor, so...more
Karen (BookishWonders)


I love Tod!
I just received my copy of With All My Soul this week, the last of the Souls Screamers novels (sob), and with it came a terrible realization : I had yet to review Before I Wake, the previous novel. Which is pretty much how my review of the previous book started, too. You can therefore call me Kay the Unoriginal Procrastinator. And now, to the review!

It has become incredibly more difficult with each book to review it without spoiling too much about the previous ones, but if I had to make one comm...more
Rachel Vincent’s heart-wrenching book, Before I Wake, is an all out emotional ride. Each word contained in this amazing continuation of the Soul Screamer Series will leave readers feeling all the emotions known to man. As each of the books in the series is released, it feels like Rachel could not top it. But she proves me wrong every time. Before I Wake is definitely my favorite in the series. The relationship between Todd and Kayley has grown a lot and it is just marvelous to see it develop. Ra...more
Okay, i have many mixed feelings on this book. i've loved the soul screamers series since the beginning, and i don't want to dislike it towards the end because of a relationship that, in my opinion, doesn't work. and unfortunately, that's a relationship that everyone seems to be rooting for. kaylee and tod. don't get me wrong, i love everything about tod - his personality, social status, his being a reaper and how he's always there for kaylee, but i feel like he and kaylee are better off as frie...more
I just finished reading "If I Die" the other night.
This book's not going to be released for about 3 more months.
I want to cry, lol. For me, 3 months seems like forever. Just the thought of having to wait 3 months for it to be released is driving me crazy. I need more Tod and Kaylee goodness.. Seriously.
I'm inlove with this series. The last book almost gave me a heart attack (all because of all those Tod and Kaylee scenes). XD

Anywaaaay, I heard there's going to be a LOT of kissing in this one -ho...more
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A resident of Oklahoma, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with...more
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“You're not lost, Kaylee. You can't ever be lost, because I'll always know where you are. And if I'm not there with you, I'm on my way, and nothing standing between us will be standing for very long.” 128 likes
“It's suspiciously quiet in here, and there's a Tod shaped dent in the bean bag. For the sake of both my sanity and my temper, I'm going to pretend I can't tell that you're in his lap, so could you pretend that this is still my house and you are still my daughter, and I'm within my parental rights to kick your boyfriend out after 11:00 p.m.?” 103 likes
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