Saturday, 6 November 2010

Book Review: My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

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…
- From

My Soul to Take is the first in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent, who also wrote the Shifters series, which I absolutely love, so when I found out she had also written a YA series, I had to read it, but unfortunately it wasn't released in the UK. So I thought I had to wait until it's release in January, and then it popped up on the amazon Kindle store, and I had to buy it. And I'm so glad I did.

Kaylee Cavanaugh thinks she's crazy. She sees dark shadows around people and she knows they're going to die. She doesn't know how or why, but she knows. And all she can do is scream. She was abandoned by her dad after her mum died, and she's living with her aunt and uncle, and they're teenage daughter Sophie, a member of the dance team with an attitude. When she overhears an argument between her aunt and uncle after one of her breakdowns, she's determined to find out what's going on, and if she can, fix it.

I love Kaylee. She's a normal teenager (almost), and she's easy to relate to. She's going through changes just like any other teenager, though maybe not the same changes, and she's trying to cope.

She's also trying to adjust to having a hot new boyfriend, Nash, and her whole world is turning upside down. You can't help but love her, and I really loved the way Vincent portrayed her character.

I've never read a book about banshees before, though I have read a book with reapers in it, and it was completely different. So, I started this book knowing very little about them, and I was intrigued the whole way through. I really enjoyed them, and it was nice to read about something that I've never read about before.

Quite often while reading books, I find myself irritated at some characters and the things they do, which can often be dumb and completely stupid, even for a love struck teen. But, I can safely say that not once in this book did any of the characters get on my nerves. I liked them all, and especially Kaylee and Nash, as I said before.

Another thing that is often over done in YA novels, is the romance. It can sometimes be too much all the time, and it just gets annoying. In My Soul To Take though, Kaylee and Nash's romance isn't over done at all, and the little snippets are nice, but they do not drive the story.

Overall, My Soul to Take, while being a quick and easy read, is one that I will definitely recommend to lovers of YA paranormal romance, and I cannot wait until I can read the next ones.

I give it 4 Feet!


  1. I haven't read anything by Rachel Vincent before, but I hear awesome things about these books! Great review, and awesome points :)

  2. I love this series! Nice review :)


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