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Before I Wake

(Soul Screamers #6)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  11,870 ratings  ·  877 reviews
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 (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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

I LOVED this.

Edit: I rated it five stars back when I first read it, but I think if I reread this series as I do others I rate five stars, the rating would drop significantly, so I cleared it entirely.
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
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.
Jennifer Armentrout
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Ah, this book... so many emotions. Perfect.
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series truly, is one of those amazing series that gets better as it goes. With stand out characters, a fun, fast paced plot full of danger, heartache, and villains around every bend, it is truly hard to put down.

So why did it take me so very long before I picked this series back up after starting it? I have no idea! But obviously, I am an idiot because it didn't take me long to remember why I loved it to begin with and to fall in love with it all over again.

I am so excited with the directio
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 marked it as to-read
JULY OF 2012?!?!?!?!? ARE YOU FIPPING SERIOUS???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Maggie ☘
“I am not cute. I am the dreaded Grim Reaper. People fear me, you know. There's a whole song about it.”

I'm really surprised just how much I enjoy these books now, considering I felt mostly ok/meh about book 1 to 4. It's the next one - If I Die (and now Before I Wake) - that changed my view of this whole series, and now I know that it was all worth it to get through the former books just for these two alone - and hopefully the last one will be just as amazing.

“But my hands are in the right place
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

I don't want this series to end. I don't want to read the last book. I'm actually going to delay reading the last book for a month. I can’t describe how much I adore and love this series.

Before I Wake made my heart soar and then crushed it in a matter of a few pages. There were some scenes that I cried so hard I had to put the book down. This type of writing is perfect.

I love the growth Kaylee has gone through, in life
Melissa W
well, obviously kaylee dodges the death bullet again... i thought "If I Die" was going to be the last soul sceamers novel ...more
I want more than anything..... eye twitch GIVE ME!! COVER!!!!!

I shouldn't torture myself by reading the first 4 chapters, but I do.
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
Casey Ann Books
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Jul 05, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-urban-fantasy
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
S.T. Williams
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-paranormal
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
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
Jan 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
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
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Sherry Fundin
Kaylee struggles to find her ‘place’ in this new world of the undead…reapers, extractors, necromancers…she wonders how she will fill the minutes, hours, days…and I loved following her in her struggles to kill the demon that haunts her, following her deeper and deeper in this wonderful tale of death and ‘life’, with well written twists and turns that kept me going, though I was disappointed not to find out how it all ends.
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-happy-place
I would give anybody various body parts to get my hands on this book (obviously not my hands or my eyes, I need to flip pages and read the book, but all the other parts are up for discussion). Please, please be on BEA... I beg of you.
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