June 30, 2010

My Soul to Take & My Soul to Save (Rachel Vincent) Mini-Reviews

Publisher: Harlequin (August 1st 2009)
Paperback: 279 pages
She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next… (Source)

Review
MY SOUL TO TAKE, by Rachel Vincent, was the perfect beginning for what looks like an amazing series. My expectations for a "soul screamer" were nothing like what was portrayed, and I was thrilled to experience it along with Kaylee. And the history behind her gift was facinating to read. Vincent dropped tidbits of information about Kaylee's talent very slowly as the book progressed which kept me engaged.

The story between Kaylee and Nash was very sweet. I was a bit skeptical at first because I did not want Kaylee to get hurt, but an unexpected turn of events made me smile with satisfaction. I also was intrigued by Tod and his abilities along with his connection to Nash. I think he is the perfect balance for Kaylee and Nash's soul-saving team.

I really loved getting to experience the unfamiliar territory of Kaylee's keening abilities right along with her. Vincent really did a fantastic job creating this amazing world of bean sidhes and the dangers that come with the responsibility.

Publisher: by Harlequin Teen (Dec. 29, 2009)
Paperback: 279 pages
“If she were going to die, I’d already be screaming. I’m a banshee. That’s what we do.”

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld — a consequence they can’t possibly understand. Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk.... (Source)

Review
MY SOUL TO SAVE, by Rachel Vincent, was a new adventure for Kaylee and her blossoming abilities as a bean sidhe. With the swoon-worthy Nash, and his reaper-brother Tod at her side, Kaylee pushed the boundaries to save stolen souls.

I really love Kaylee as a character and this book is no different, I am in awe of her compassion and determination to make things right for those who were wronged. In this case, pop-stars. Kaylee has such a big heart, but I can see her persistence getting her in more trouble as she tests her limits with dangerous non-humans.

The relationship between Kaylee and Nash was intensified in this book. I wish Kaylee had more self-confidence to see how crazy Nash is about her! I can't wait to see where there relationship goes in the next book.

Overall, another amazing book from Rachel Vincent in the Soul Screamers series. Next up, My Soul to Keep.

Check out the link for more information about the Soul Screamer books  and to download My Soul To Lose novella (prequel to My Soul to Take)

Also, check out Rachel Vincent's Blog

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