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If I Die

(Soul Screamers #5)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  15,913 ratings  ·  1,192 reviews
The entire school's talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee—she screams when someone dies.

But the next scream might be for Kaylee.

Yeah—it's a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher
Paperback, 342 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Harlequin
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Wendy Darling
*Happy happy dance.* For fans the Soul Screamers series, this book will either be everything you want...or everything you feared most. I fall firmly into the "incoherently happy" camp after reading it.

Soul Screamers as a whole is kind of a funny animal. The mythology is pretty unusual and I really like the unique world that Rachel Vincent creates with her banshees, maras, grim reapers, and demon breath. The stories are admittedly fairly straightforward (think Morganville rather than Chicagoland


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Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
OMG!!! HOLY COW!!! So unexpected and full of craziness, surprises, action, adrenaline and completely not what I thought would ever happen but was everything I could hope for! I might say best one yet even! TEAM TOD can pull out their party balloons, confetti, and hey don't stop there grab the streamers, noisemakers, hats, and presents because that was unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"Nobody likes apricot jam.”

"Sure, strawberry is the more obvious choice, but I submit that apricot has a mo
Aug 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Before I read the book:
This is how it could possibly end:

Tod + Kaylee
Nash + Sabine and
Alec + Emma

And, oddly enough, I would be okay with that. :)

After I read the book:



I was right!! well, partially anyways. I can't believe it! I'm so ecstatic right now, that I'm bouncing off the walls. The last few books that I read had endings that were just kind of... Ehhh. And I was starting to get frustrated. but this b
Nov 23, 2010 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 13-dying-to-read
SEE BELOW - UPDATE 13th MAY 2011 ((but only for those who have read book 1-4) I mean it!!!))

OMG I'm dying to read this. Dying!!!

What is going to happen?

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No seriously, what do you think is going to happen? Will somebody die? Will the relationship drama be continued? Argh, these books are driving me nuts.


My friend Mel has sent me this link to an interview with Rachel Vincent and OMG I’m sick with dread O_O


Well...this sucks. Now there's one review on here and wh
Jan 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I cant wait i hope kaylee ends up with tod i never really liked nash i dont no why he just rbbes me the wrong way. maybe thats why rachel vincent put bina in the books so nash will realize he wants her and not kayle! if its not the last one something better happen between tod and kaylee!! (you can only go so far on hope:)

ok rachel posted the main idea so mabey kaylee dies and becomes a reaper and then she can be with tod

POST READING:ooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmggggggggggggg IM SORRY I NE
Sep 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Originally read 6/4-6/5/11 and reviewed. Gave it my off-the menu 6 star rating on the blog.
Re-read 6/1/12. On re-read would also give it 6 stars.

Every time Kaylee Cavanaugh thinks things are beginning to settle down at Eastlake High, something always happens. When she suddenly has to fight against singing for a soul in the middle of her new math teacher’s class, she can hardly believe it.

She knew that as long as the Netherworld’s base of operations sat just below the thin veil that separated the
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-to-review
***May contain spoilers***

It is inevitable people are going to be heartbroken by this book because Kaylee has to make some really serious and life-changing decisions to make. That being said, the heartbreak that you are bound to experience while reading this book doesn't make you dislike the book one bit, if anything, it makes you love the world that Rachel has created even more than you thought possible.

It becomes evident that Rachel has grown as an author tremendously as an author while writi
Nana bNana
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Tod x Kaylee

The moment they met I knew who I'll be rooting for.

Team Tod here!
Alexa ❤️
5 Stars!

“I think it doesn’t hurt to let someone else do the rescuing every now and then, when your own armour starts to get banged up.” (Tod Hudson page 140).

I've reread this book four times now and I still keep coming back for more!

This book picks up the series as a whole. I wasn't in love with books 3 and 4 but this definitely makes up for it!

On a normal for once night for Kaylee she gets the rosy kind of news; her name has appeared on the Reaping list she would die on the following Thurs
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In the acknowledgments, Rachel states that she always says "this is her best one yet!" but with this one... She is 826% correct! IF I DIE was outstanding, it truly was the best one yet. If I Die had everything you could have ever asked for: romance, anger, death, heartbreak, struggles, laughs, triumphs, fights, and super smexy times! I could have not asked for a better fifth book. I am anxiously waiting for BEFORE I WAKE because I absolutely need more an cannot wait to see what happens next. TOD ...more
Aug 15, 2010 marked it as no-longer-interested
I really hope the author doesn't put Kaylee and Tod together, because if she does I think I will be finished with this series. Dating brothers is just wrong!


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Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Sep 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
So I have no idea how to review this one without revealing major spoilers! Like I can’t even talk about pretty much the whole second half of the book so this review is going to be short and sweet. It was fantastic the end!

Ok but seriously I’ll try to do my best here. I loved this book it’s the best in the series! We get the whole crew back and tons of sexy times I won’t say with whom. I actually started to like Sabine in this book and Nash is starting to redeem himself in my eyes which I thought
Jennifer Armentrout
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Loved it. Can't wait for the next ...more
Mimi Valentine
OH MY GOSH, I LOVED THIS BOOK! I'm a total fan girl — I don't even know where to start!

If I Die is book five in the Soul Screamers series (which is honestly one of my favourites of all time) and I still don't know how Rachel Vincent keeps making each one better! This one was definitely the best one yet!

I love everything about this series. It's intense and original and filled with so many twists that it could snap your neck. Plus, it's about bean sidhes (pronounced banshees), which is way cooler
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All Things Urban Fantasy
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

There is a reason that IF I DIE is the first book in the Soul Screamers series to break from the “My Soul to…” formula. Everything we thought we knew, everything we’d been hoping for, planning for, and partially dreading, changes. This is a series that has been building momentum with each book, breaking rules, breaking hearts (both the readers and the characters), and IF I DIE breaks more than all the previous books combined.

I’ve learned from the previo
Nov 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harlequin

The entire Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent has been a favorite since I read the free prequel on my Kindle. I couldn’t believe my luck at finding such a gem! Since then, it’s only gotten better and better. Ms. Vincent writes the series tackling different issues in each novel-I LOVE that! There are the same characters in each novel but there’s always the introduction of new characters in each one, broadening the cast and keeping the series fresh and new.

In My Soul to Steal
Jennifer Wardrip
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Kaylee is just starting to get her life back to normal - again - when she walks in on her dad and Tod talking. Tod has seen the death list for that week, and Kaylee's on it! Determined not to let her last six days be for nothing, she decides to fix one more wrong at her high school.

The new math teacher, Mr. Beck, is an incubus and is set on having a son - by mating with a student! When Mr. Beck sets his sights on Emma, Kaylee knows that this will be her las
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disheartened
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Amy Jacobs
Aug 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Just when I thought my heart would collapse from the torture of My Soul To Steal, the author ripped my heart out of my chest and fed it to the Hellion's for a new chew toy in If I Die. Talk about an emotional roller coaster of a series! I have read about Banshee's, Hellion's, Reaper's, Demons Breath and now love that can break your heart into pieces. The author brought it for this book and knocked me down hard!

I am having such a hard time writing a review on this book! Everything I want to say o
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Lisa Howe
Oh. My. God. BEST BOOK EVER!! Seriously, for all Tod fans out there - you will LOVE this book! Ever since "My Soul to Steal", I'd pretty much been thinking: "Awww! Why does Nash get the girls fighting over him? TOD IS SO MUCH MORE AMAZING. And yet so alone..."
Oh, how I adore him. :)

Not that I didn't feel terrible for Nash when (view spoiler) but, to be honest, I was mostly just happy for Tod. After all, he HAS been waiting a
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Sep 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing

Before reading
I don't know but I was just thinking, couldnt it be possibly that Kaylee might end up as a reaper.. I mean it would only seem right...

This book can go alot of ways....
Todd ends up with Kaylee..
Nash ends up with Sabine...
Todd has been assigned to collect Sabine...
Possibilities are endless. I do hope that Kaylee just dumps Nash. He is not good for her! Everything about him says selfish and undeserving. And if Rachel hooks her up with Todd, how the hell would that work? He is
Miss Cole
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book 27 stars instead of five, I SO WOULD. THAT IS HOW GOOD IT IS. OMFG. For realz.
Aug 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wow. That's all I can say. I think this book was my favourite of the series because there are things - which I won't spoil - that happen and I was like THANK GOD FOR THAT. Seriously. I tore through most of this book in a couple of hours and could not get enough.

Kaylee remains a consistently strong character while she fights for whats right, even when dealing with her own impending death. All of our favourite characters remain, and I think what I liked most about this book was while Averi was st
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Oh. My. Tod. This book was amazing! Killer plot, new evil beings, complex relationships, and a literal life-or-death situation. I absolutely devoured it. And the ending....holy Tod, the ending. I did not expect what happened, yet it was completely fitting. I am so excited for the next installment of this series.

One of the strengths of the Soul Screamers series is the cast of characters. There are a lot of them, and Rachel Vincent doesn't forget about them or make them disappear. She weaves them
Kat (idangerous)
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: soul screamer fans, people who hate nash, team tod lovers
Recommended to Kat (idangerous) by: the one that started my on soul screamers aka Kat(no not me, my friend)
Oh to put in words how I feel...there are none. but I will say this:
1) *smacks Nash*
2) *punches Nash cause Sab didn't do it hard enough in my opinion*
3) *wonders what Kaylee is thinking bout*
4) *supports the kiss*
5) *Cheers on Levi* I do this because Levi is one of those people you love to hate. I can't say why though.
6) Tod I want to make you a banner! Your lines in here were really funny. Talking about how 'functional' you are cause of Emma's comments.
7) Kaylee I have to say, I think you a
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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

Other books in the series

Soul Screamers (9 books)
  • Fearless (Soulscreamers #0.4)
  • My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)
  • My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)
  • My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
  • My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)
  • Niederwald (Soul Screamers #4.5)
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