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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Review: Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6)

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Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6)

Okay, so I finished the 6th installment out of 7. I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record with these books, but there were actually some differences in book 6 that made me feel different about it than about previous books. So, bear with me.

Characters: I really loved what she did with the characters and the relationships in this book. Naturally there's still a lot of resentment between Nash and Tod, which I thought was handled very well. Plus, Kaylee and Tod get to explore their relationship a lot, which is always fun. So basically, as with other books, I really loved what she did here. Yeah, yeah. I know: broken record. 

Plot: Here's where I had a bit of a problem with this book. It wasn't that the plot was boring or terrible in any way, but let's just say the gore level went way up. Not that it was more gore than a PG-13 rating, but rather she just started killing people off left and right. This was The Departed installment of this series. (i.e. everyone dies!) 

Okay, I'm exaggerating. Not everyone. Before you yell at me for posting spoilers, please note that most of our main characters will be returning in book 7. Those killed off were the less-mainstream characters, but some of them were people I really liked. I guess you could say this book was just far darker than earlier installments.

And yes, given that this series deals with banshees, hellions, undead reapers, and other minions of the Netherworld, to be critical because it's "dark" may sound ridiculous, but I promise it's true. After six books, I'm very invested in these characters and it was overkill (pun intended) to me. I suppose it just rubbed me the wrong way. So I wasn't a huge fan of all the death.

Ending: As per usual, it ended on something of a cliff hanger that left me anxious and wanting to jump into the next book.

Will I keep reading? Oh yeah. The final book is called "With All My Soul" but as I understand things, it could easily have been called something along the lines of "Kaylee's Revenge." Sign me up. Somebody's gotta get rid of these evil hellions once and for all. And, after 6 books, I'm gonna have to see it through to he end!

Recommendation: Very High

Have you read Soul Screamers yet? What was your favorite installment?

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