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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Book Review: My Soul to Save (Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent


where I got my copy: Library
where to buy: BN, Amazon, Borders

When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.

Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….

I am so happy that Kaylee finally knows her true nature. All those secrets from My Soul to Take makes my heart ache for her.I am also glad that she get to snag the hot guy, also bean sidhe Nash, not only as a boyfriend but a partner whenever she sing for a soul. The story starts with Nash and Kaylee at a concert of a pop star equivalent to Britney Spear (way back when she's extremely big and does good performance of course). Everything looks fine and dandy until the pop star dropped dead on stage. Kaylee prepared for the inevitable eardrum shattering wail that never came. The appearance of a soul was unusual, it looks gray/black and no wail came out of her throat. With the help of Tod (dead bean sidhe brother of Nash turned reaper) she was given the knowledge that the foul looking thing is called a Demon's Breath. If you are a fan of Dean and Sam Winchester, you're probably expecting that a hell hound(s) will retrieve the soul. No in this case, the person will wither just drop dead or will commit suicide. A special reaper will then retrieve the Demon's Breath from the shell of the human who should himself to Hellion (devil). Creepy? I'd say.At first the exchange of one's soul for fame and fortune is so cliche I found myself rolling my eyes but when Addy relate her story of how John Dekker blackmailed her into signing the contract my opinion changed.

Tod, Kaylee and Nash then found out that Tod's ex-girlfriend turned pop star Addison Page,  sold herself to the devil and her time is up, therefore she is due to die in a week. Of course, Kaylee being the heroine that she is promised to do whatever she can to help, even if it means intervening with the creature of the Netherworld. I love it that Nash supports her seriously stupid decision, and I commend her for her courage but is it worth it? of course this is when I say... you'd have to read it to find out.

My Soul to Save is a fascinating read, better than book one since now Kaylee knows what she is and the quest for knowledge about her role, potential and capabilities is a nice ride. It also helps that there is now a sexual tension between her and Nash, I love this about YA, not too dirty and not too aggressive. I also enjoyed the depth / perception of the Netherworld. I can't wait to read more of Kaylee's adventure.


Patti said...

I've got her first book in my TBR and I love her Werecats. Maybe it's time to bump this one up in the TBR a bit...

jmspettoli said...

I love Rachel Vincent books and I can't wait to actually start reading this series. Both books are sitting on my TBR pile (I know, horrible right?) but definitely going to get around to reading it soon! Thanks for the review!

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