Book Watch: If I Die

If I Die by Rachel Vincent will be released in the U.S. on September 27, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 352 pages.

If I Die is the fifth full-length book in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent.


The week of September 27th is absolutely insane – completely, totally and utterly packed with new releases. And even though there was no way that I wouldn’t choose If I Die to spotlight for this week’s Book Watch post, I have to mention just some of the other amazing releases coming out that week.

Also releasing is A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Indelible by Lani Woodland, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.

As much as each and every one of these new books (all of which I have pre-ordered) is worthy of a spotlight post, since I can choose only one, of course it had to be If I Die by Rachel Vincent. There really was no question.

While I have already read an ARC of this book and posted my review, I had passed my copy along soon after reading it and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book once again. There is no question that I will be re-reading If I Die, because I’ve spent the entire time between first read and now missing the characters and the story.

I may have already talked about this book just a little bit. I know I was one of those Early Buzzers. But as release day draws near, I am even more excited for this book’s release. I can’t wait until everyone knows what I know, and is willing to talk about all that happens in this book. And a LOT happens in this book.

As is the case with each one of the books in the Soul Screamers series, there is a new mystery and a new baddie. But it’s the other story – the one that connects each book in the series – that is riveting and utterly nerve-wracking and gives this book that edge-of-your-seat level of excitement.

I usually try to surmise from the Goodreads description what the book might offer, but as the description is slightly spoiler-y and I’ve already read this book, I am somewhat hesitant to talk about it.

What I will say is that this book is the best yet in this series. The whole series is addicting, but this particular installment takes things to an entirely different level. If you’ve already read the first four books in the series, you’ve had a chance to experience the roller coaster that this author puts her readers on, but until you’ve read this one, you won’t realize just how miniscule those coasters were.

Twist after twist, surprise after surprise, and a whole lot of shocks thrown in. So, as much as all those other new releases may be worthy of being in the spotlight, since I haven’t read them yet, I can’t compare them to the awesomeness that is If I Die.

All our favorite characters are back, as well as some of our least favorites. And with a couple new ones added to this next book in the series, things get way more interesting.

As of right now, this is my most highly anticipated fall release. I’m pretty sure that advocating for Tod in this summer’s YA Crush Tourney helped make that so, and with almost three weeks to go until release date, I can’t be more happy for summer to be over.

As the trailer for If I Die has not yet been released, I thought I’d include the trailer for the previous book in the series, My Soul to Steal. Talk about tension building music. Holy wow.

Book trailer for My Soul to Steal:


*** Goodreads description is slightly spoiler-y ***

Goodreads description:

No one wants to be this teacher’s pet . . .

Everyone else is talking about Eastlake High’s gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck, but Kaylee Cavanaugh has bigger things on her mind. Kaylee’s a banshee—her scream is a portent of death.

But the next scream might hit too close to home. Kaylee’s borrowed lifeline has almost run out.

Yeah—it’s a shock to her, too. So to distract herself from her own problems, Kaylee is determined to defend her school against the latest supernatural threat. That hot new teacher is really an incubus, who feeds from the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend’s delinquent ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers they aren’t quite human either.

But Kaylee’s running out of time, and those who love her will do anything to save her life.


Soul Screamers: The last thing you hear before you die.

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