Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication Date: August 2009

One Word Review: Unique

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First Line: “Come on!”

GoodReads Synopsis: 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.

Kathy’s Review: I read the prequel, My Soul to Lose, a couple weeks ago and at the time I didn’t really know what was going on, but having finished My Soul to Take it puts the prequel in a whole new light. I’m glad I read the prequel first, it definitely got me interested in reading the rest of the series. I liked My Soul to Take, it was original, fun, and well written. I liked Kaylee and Nash, they had good chemistry together (lots of kissing) and worked well together as a team. I liked Emma and wish she would have been a little more present throughout the story. The other supporting characters were good and I look forward to seeing them more in the next book.

My only complaint with Kaylee and Nash was that it their relationship evolved a little too quickly. One minute he is the hot guy she’s always had a crush on, and he doesn’t know she exists, then the next minute (literally) they are in a serious relationship. While I think they make a good couple, I would have liked a little more “courting” before they really fell for each other. I like a little tension, will-they-won’t-they in my books; especially considering this is a series and could have been drawn out a little more. Anyway, that’s just a personal preference and I still enjoyed their relationship and the story as a whole. If you like YA fantasy/paranormal/mystery then you’ll enjoy this one!

Bookworm Rating: 4

Soul Screamers Series:
Prequel: My Soul to Lose (ebook)
Book One: My Soul to Take
Book Two: My Soul to Save
Book Three: My Soul to Keep (June 2010)

1 comment:

  1. It seems like lately in YA the couples fall into love rather quickly.

    I haven't read this yet, but it's on my TBR list.


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