Saturday, September 22, 2012

Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Take
(Soul Screamers #1)

Author: Rachel Vincent

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Fantasy/Supernatural



She doesn't see dead people. 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

My Thoughts: I purchased this book and the sequel to it a while back and they have just been sitting on my bookshelf, regrettably.  I am glad that I finally picked it up and read it!  One good thing that happened from my e-reader being on the fritz is I managed to finally make it to the Soul Screamer series.

Kaylee Cavanaugh is just a regular girl - aside from the fact that she can predict when someone dies by screaming uncontrollably. The first time this happens to her, she gets locked up in a psych ward and she is determined to never let that happen again.  Unfortunately, with her pretty female classmates dropping like flies around her, the scream is hard to keep in.

It would have been impossible to stop the threatening scream if not for Nash, the most handsome and popular guy in school that inexplicably knows how to keep her screaming at bay.

This is a fantastic read and certainly a new "supe" to read about. I heard all about the legends these ones originate from growing up, since I come from an Irish family ;).  My friend referred these to me and told me what they were about, so I knew what I was dealing with going into the books and I wasn't quite sure how Vincent was going to pull it off, but I must say it was extremely well done.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to hop into the next one. The storyline was different, the characters were enjoyable and the supes were new. All in all, I would recommend this one to anyone who enjoys fantasy and some good old-fashioned folklore.  Well done, Rachel Vincent!



  1. I LOVE this series! So glad you finally picked them up! Kaylee is so awesome and Tod so swoon worthy! And Nash well he is okay for awhile. Keep reading! Book 3 becomes a real game changer and then book 5 as well. I love how each book ups all the action!

    1. I'll admit I peeked a bit at book 3 and was kind of surprised! I do love Tod though <3! The rest are definitely on my immediate "to-read" list!

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. I'll keep an eye out for this series.

    1. They are definitely worth keeping an eye on. Thanks!


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