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If I Die by Rachel Vincent
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This is not going to end well.

You have to hand it to Rachel Vincent. She can write fabulously. I ran the gamut of emotions reading this book - from exasperation, annoyance, anger, foreboding, anticipation, triumph, sadness, defeat, expectancy, to disappointment - and it has left me exhausted. So I can't NOT give this one five stars.

This is probably the best book in the series. The story was well-told and held my attention from beginning to end. I love how consistent the rules of Ms. Vincent's world are. (view spoiler)

I have never been a fan of Nash - right from the very beginning, I thought him shallow, rude, arrogant, spoiled and selfish, egotistical, idiotic, hypocritical, horrible, unpleasant; I see nothing redeemable in him. He had never done anything without selfish intent. Even his reactions to Kaylee (view spoiler) proved me right. There was one tiny moment where I felt sympathy for him, and then he had to make a string of bad decisions that just show how selfish, uncaring, and self-centered he is. I will NEVER be TEAM NASH or support anything he does because he is such a horrible character. But even he didn't deserve this, this...triangle. Having your girlfriend break u with you because of your (view spoiler)brother is just..incestuous and horrible. Ugh! I hate Nash!

Kaylee. In this book, she grew up. Finally. I guess news of your own very imminent death does that to a person. Rachel Vincent did a fantastic job of showing Kaylee's maturity here, and I was surprised to find myself rooting for her in this one.

Tod was a shining star in this one, the foil to his horrible brother. Of course he has his flaws, and his selfish motives, but he genuinely cares about his family and his friends, genuinely loves them, and genuinely wants to see them happy. Not perfect, but his heart is truly in the right place. Basically a decent human being and then some. But still, not like this. Tod! What were you thinking?!

Sabine is a witch with a capital B. Amoral. Just as horrible as Nash, and those two deserve each other.

Dammit Tod, Dammit Kaylee!!! This isn't going to end well.

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Reading Progress

August 30, 2011 – Shelved
December 12, 2011 – Started Reading
December 12, 2011 –
page 0
0.0% "Kaylee, Nash, Sabine, Emma....why am I doing this again?"
December 16, 2011 –
page 44
December 17, 2011 –
page 48
16.33% "No. Kaylee. DON'T DO IT!!! Where is Tod to interrupt things when you need him?"
December 17, 2011 –
page 49
16.67% "NOW you appear, Tod! When the danger has passed. Dagnabbit, reaper, what's is wrong with you!"
December 17, 2011 –
18.0% "Kaylee. WHY ON EARTH do you think this is a good idea?"
December 17, 2011 –
December 17, 2011 –
page 155
52.72% "You are leaving her IN the mental institution? This can't be good."
December 17, 2011 –
page 162
55.1% "I'd though him shallow, rude, arrogant, spoiled and selfish. But he'd been my boyfriend's best friend. My point exactly. Show me your friend, and I'll show you your character. That is Nash's friend."
December 17, 2011 –
50.0% "No no no, this is going all wrong. Love triangles between brothers is just incestuous and not cool at all. Not cool :("
December 17, 2011 –
55.0% "WHY is Tod acting like an idiot?! YOu KNOW you shouldn't be making deals with Avari. Come on son?! @#&%!"
December 17, 2011 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
December 17, 2011 – Shelved as: pb-other
December 17, 2011 – Shelved as: dark-or-gritty-or-raw
December 17, 2011 – Shelved as: keeper
December 17, 2011 – Shelved as: young-adult
December 17, 2011 – Shelved as: stars-5
December 17, 2011 – Finished Reading
February 26, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 29, 2012 – Shelved as: owned-kindle-or-ebook

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Patricia Yees!

message 2: by Lady Jaye (last edited Dec 17, 2011 02:17PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lady Jaye Patty, Why, oh why did Rachel Vincent do this?

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