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Friday, July 8, 2011

My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent

Soul Screamers #2
Author: Rachel Vincent
Source: Personal Purchase

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (December 29, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373210043
ISBN-13: 978-0373210046


When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: 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….


My Soul To Save is the second book in the Soul Screamers series by author Rachel Vincent. After I finished reading the first book in the series, I had to have more of Kaylee and Nash.  Who would have thought that Banshee's could be so exciting and fun to read about?

In this book, it starts out with Nash and Kaylee attending a concert.  The headlining act is popular pop star Eden who happens to drop dead in the middle of the concert.  Only there is one problem about her falling dead in the middle of the concert--Kaylee didn't have the urge to scream for her Soul Song.  They quickly figure out that Eden had sold her soul to a hellion.  When Tod, who happens to be Nash's reaper brother, asks for them to check on his ex-girlfriend Addison, things get even worse.  Addison, who is a pop star as well, has sold her soul to a hellion as well.  Together, they must figure out who is taking the souls and figure out a way to save Addison and her sister Regan before it is too late.

I almost feel bad for Nash and Kaylee.  They never get a break from their bean sidhe heritage long enough to enjoy a relationship.  Notice I said that I almost feel bad.  If Kaylee wasn't such a good girl most of the time, she could be like Nash and remember that a lot of the trouble she goes looking for is not her business.  Yet as the story unfolded, I realized Kaylee is who she is and it defines her as a person.  It makes her character strong and I wouldn't want the author to change her for anything.  I was annoyed at the fact that her Father decided to start acting like a Father after being gone for 13 years.  If I were Kaylee, I would have told him to back off a bit and give her some room to breathe.

I also loved Emma's reaction to all of the supernatural business.  Don't ask and don't tell should be her motto. Yet when Tod revealed himself to her, I couldn't stop laughing.  I absolutely love Tod and his witty mouth! Even though I didn't like how he kept things from Kaylee, I know he was doing it out of love.  He is such a joy whenever he shows up in the story.

Overall I can honestly say I enjoyed this book.  Even though I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book,  I still had fun reading it and following the action packed journey that Kaylee had to go on this time around.  I can't wait to read the next book and see what the author can throw at Kaylee next time!


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS



Blogger Khadija said...

Great review! I think the first two are my favorites in the series so far. I really enjoyed the growth with Kaylee from the first book to the second. ^-^


July 8, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
OpenID paperbackdaydreamer.com said...

Great review! I have book one on my TBR list and I actually have Reaper book 3.5 sitting on my kindle after someone had mentioned that it was a free book through amazon. I don't know when I'll be able to check this series out but I know I need to.

July 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Bookish Brunette said...

I have almost this entire set on my Nook... Have I read it yet?? No... GRRR!

July 8, 2011 at 5:04 PM  

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