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Friday, November 27, 2009

Review: My Soul to Lose & My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent


where I got my copy: My Soult to Lose - B&N free e-book, My Soul to Take - Borders
where can esle can you buy it: B&N, Amazon

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…

 My Soul to Lose is a pre-quel for the Soul Screamers series. It basically tells the stroy on what happened to Kaylee when she wailed in the mall when she saw a kid in a wheel chair. It was her sad trip to the asylum when she started thrashing around and was trying to rip her throat to stop the horrible screams that came from her voice box.

My Soul to Take is the official start of Rachel k Vincent's YA series. Like I said Kaylee let's out a scream like a banshee, and yes she is exactly one according to the- she is book bean sidhe (banshee), I love mythology and I mentally kicked myself for missing this one. I must have dozed off when our english teacher talked about it. No clue on what a banshee is exactly (except that they do this terrible wailing), this book schooled me about their basic element...
Moving back to Kaylee's world. The major thing that happened was at the start of the book, when she and her best friend Emma snuck out to go to a club named Taboo where Emma's sister works as a bar tender. That night she saw another symptoms of a pre-departed (someone that is about to die). A grief so powerful, it devastated her, a panic overwhelming it shock  her very soul and then shadows surrounding the pre-departed and finally the wail that will make your ear drums shatter, only that night it did not happened. She met a senior named Nash who calmed her down by easing her pains and controlling the screams that threatened to be heard from three blocks away. I knew something wasn't right about Nash either (the good kind) but I couldn't really guess what he is since, I am too ignorant about Kaylee's nature. But like Kaylee, I think I'm going to collect him as my fictional boyfriend. LOL.

A world where our protagonist can tell who's going to die. Intriguing plot with interesting characters and mythological / supernatural creatures that has surprises along the way. Romance, suspense and a foreboding mystery.  Another good read, definitely adding this on my series to follow up on reading. This is my first Rachel Vincent book and I'm glad I like it.

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Rex's Reading Robot said...

Great review- 4 stars huh? I guess I'll be adding this one to my TBR list =)

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I've had this one on the list for awhile, but haven't gotten around to reading it. Your review makes it sound really intriguing though. If only I had the money to go buy a copy! Lol. Thanks for the review!

Larissa said...

Great review, i really liked it too! however what caught mt eye in this review was that this was ur 1st Rachel Vincent bk. nooooooo you gotta read her werecat series... its sooo amazing, really!!!


Dani. said...

Great review. I've been wanting to read these forever and you have convinced me more so.

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