Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent
Publishers: Harlequin Teen
Published Date: June 26th 2012
My rating: 4 out of 5
Synopsis: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...
The Soul Screamers saga has to be one of my favourite series of all time. Kaylee is such an awesome heroine and grows continually from book to book.
This time she has the unfortunately downside to deal with in that she's dead. Not zombie dead --she looks alive, eats and drinks, although she doesn't have to--but she's dead. Just like Tod.
The gang are all reunited. Sabine, Nash, Emma, Alec, and all the other characters that have passed Kaylees way from time to time. Kaylee has a new job as a Restoration Agent but she still has to attend school. Well, she doesn't have to but its all about routine. And routine tells her that to cope with her demise she must continue for the sake of her friends to openly appear normal.
The problems start heading Kaylees way sooner than she'd like. A hellion from her past is intent on making her adjustment difficult. And soon complications get involved with emotions. Nash, Kaylees ex, is still dealing with his own problems which relate directly to Kaylee. Her father is coping in his own way. But her rock, the only one who truly knows and understands her is Tod. I didn't like Tod initially (in all the first 5 books actually) but in this one he really shines through. There is a lot of romancing with Tod but its all good.
Once again the story reaches a gripping climax that wasn't expected in any way. Expect tears, laughter, pure class Sabine moments and a whole lot of sorrow.
But at the end of the day Kaylee Cavanaugh is amazing, and there are no words more meaningful to categorize her other than 'A true Hero'.
I now can't wait for the next installment thanks to a nail-biting cliffhanger...grrr, damn you Rachel!!!
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