Review: Before I Wake

Dec •  27 •  2012
Review: Before I WakeBefore I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers # 6
Published by Harlequin Teen on June 26, 2012
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Bought
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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, 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?

 I have never avoided a book like a plague. But this book, I avoided. Whenever I would walk into my library to choose book to read, I swear it would stare right at me, taunting me. I’m serious. I would intentionally ignore it and look away cause the minute I gave in, I was doomed. Finally, I gave in. And yes, I’m doomed now…

It’s not that this book is bad. It’s the exact opposite.  Freaking AWESOME! I avoided it for two reasons. The first being that if I read it right away, the longer I have to wait for the next book. And when it comes to Rachel Vincent books, I’m as impatient as a spoiled kid. I WANT THE NEXT BOOK NOW!
The second, Sabine pisses me off! The chick can get under my skin by just the mention of her name and she is not even real! Do you know how insane that is? That a person who doesn’t even exist ticks me off so badly. *SMH* Told you I was doomed….
The plot is great! Just like her other books, it’s filled with non-stop action, lots of plot twist and turns. I like how nicely the turn of events changes things. Kaylee has grown so much along with her father and friends. And of course once again, Kaylee has thrown herself into the fiery pits of hell to save the ones that she loves.The love interest is the best part of this book. Kaylee has found someone that she loves and trusts. You can really tell the difference of peace that floats around her when she is with him. He gives Kaylee just whats she needs when she needs it most. He always has her back and follows along with whatever trouble she finds herself in… Did I mention that this girl is a magnet for trouble?

Before I Wake is an awesomely amazing book. I can see why I avoided it. Cause now that I am done with it and with the way that it ended, I now have to wait three tortuous months to read the conclusion.  Am I happy about this? HELL NO! There’s no denying a good book when you’ve read one.  Rachel Vincent continues to awe her readers with her ambitious writing. Before I Wake is the beginning of the end in a series that I have fell in love with since book one. It’s awesome. Relentless. A story like no other. Oh hell, just read the book!!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!

 

7 Comments

  1. Jenny
    Dec 27, 2012

    Savy!!!! Look at your pretty new blog design! LOVE IT:) The colors and the pattern are gorgeous!

    I haven’t read any of the books in this series, this is one of those that I’ve been meaning to get to because I adore Rachel Vincent, but I just haven’t gotten there yet. One day Savy, one day I’ll have enough hours in the day to get caught up on every single book I want to read:)

  2. Love the new blog design! Very pretty 🙂
    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.
    I am so behind in this series. I need to catch up.

  3. Midnyte Reader
    Dec 27, 2012

    OMG! New Blog design! Look great! I haven’t read any of her books yet but I keep hearing about her and her books are always catching my eye at the bookstore. Great review and I understand your impatience with some books as well!

  4. Amy
    Dec 27, 2012

    Yes to all of that!!! You know, even though I can’t stand Sabine, I do tolerate her better in this book. I still don’t like her, but the more that we get of her, the more I kind of understand her.

  5. Candace
    Dec 28, 2012

    I have only read the first book in this series and thought it was only okay. But so many love the series I really need to continue it to see what the fuss is about. Your excitement has renewed my interest. 🙂