My Soul to TakeSeries: Soul Screamers #1
by Rachel Vincent
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult
Title: My Soul To Take
Series: Soul Screamers #1
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: August 1st, 2009
Rating: 5 of 5 hearts
From Goodreads: 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.
About a year or two ago I had heard about this series from Rachel Vincent. So I looked it up and read the synopsis for My Soul To Take, book one in the series. It really didn’t grab me so I didn’t think much about adding the series to my TBR pile. But as I’ve gotten more involved in the YA genre, I couldn’t stop hearing about how great this series is. Just about every single one of my “friends” was a fan of the series. So, My Soul To Take made it onto my TBR pile, the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge came along and the rest, they say, is history…. I’ve got a new series to LOVE!!
About that synopsis above: it is totally lame and does the book no justice at all! There is so much more to the story. We start off joining Kaylee and her best friend, Emma, sneaking into a dance club/bar. It’s there that Kaylee meets Nash Hudson, the “hottest guy in school” and a player (gets all the girls, blah, blah, blah, you know what I mean – I’m just too old to know what the “kids” call it these days). Kaylee just can’t figure out why Nash is paying attention to her. And there starts the journey of Kaylee discovering the truth behind her screams (she calls them “panic attacks”).
I absolutely love Ms. Vincent’s writing (hmmmm, I think I said that before somewhere but it bears repeating). She takes us through those first exciting days of young lust when boy meets girl. She writes a very believable typical teenager (example: Kaylee can’t figure out what’s wrong with herself so she starts thinking she has cancer, the go-to diagnosis for everything unexplainable). The world she has created is presented to us at the same time Kaylee’s discovering it herself. It’s a fast, easy read.
I don’t recall a boring moment in the entire book. It was the non-stop, continuous excitement that had me carrying the book around with me throughout my day to read in every down moment available.
I’m finding that with this series, I seem to have nagging questions lingering after each story (I did after My Soul To Lose). Here’s my questions to discover later:
- How old is Nash?
- Is Nash really, naturally, attracted to Kaylee or is it something else (I can’t spoil anything!)? Tod seems to be more naturally interested in Kaylee. Hmmmm…..
Don’t forget, if you want to participate in the Soul Screamers Reader Challenge, you still can!! Just go to any of the links in this post.