Series: Soul Screamers #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
First published: July 29th, 2009
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 Rating: 5.0 / 5
Why didn't I start reading this series earlier? It's refreshing, well written and addicting. I was almost incapable of putting this book down and a few days after having finished it, I'm still craving to find out how this story continues. While this is still more like an introduction to this series, I already fell in love with it and can't wait to read more of Rachel Vincent's books.
My Soul to Take has been sitting on my shelf for a few months before I decided to pick it up for the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge and I couldn't be happier that I finally started reading it. It was everything I expected, and more. I fell in love with its characters, the idea of bean sidhes and Rachel Vincent's very addictive style of writing.
I already got to know Kaylee a little bit while reading the prequel novella My Soul to Lose and already knew how horrible her urge to scream can be. But in My Soul to Take I got to know her even better and I really liked her voice as a narrator. She's also a very relatable character, who makes understandable decisions and is very likeable.
But I did not only like her, but developed quite a fondness for Nash, Tod and Kaylee's best friend Emma, too. I'm especially looking forward to find out how Nash and Kaylee's relationship will develop and I can't wait to find out more about Tod. I also love that Tod's name is the German word for "death", which is, considering what he is, very fitting.
All in all, I really loved My Soul to Take and since I can't wait to continue this series, I already ordered a copy of the second book of this series before even writing this review. This is a wonderful start for a series that I'm really looking forward to continue. If you're looking for a slightly different paranormal novel, you should definitely give this series a chance.
Soul Screamers Reading Challenge
TBR Pile Reading Challenge 2012
Books in this series:
My Soul To Lose (#0.5, my review)
My Soul To Take (#1)
My Soul To Save (#2)
My Soul to Keep (#3)
My Soul to Steal (#4)
If I Die (#5)
Never To Sleep (#5.5)
Before I Wake (#6, June 2012)
Have you read My Soul to Take? What did you think about it?
Do you plan to read it?