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Book Review : My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent

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My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)

Product Details
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373210035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210039
  • Available at: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

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.


After Kaylee Cavanaugh experiences a grieve so frightening and the abnormal, powerful urge to scream when she sees a black shroud over a girl at a bar, she discovers that the girl is dead the next day. She questions her own sanity because of her ability to predict death, only to find out that she is not so normal after all. Kaylee soon discovers that she is a bean sídhe [bʲæn ˈʃiː], an omen of death.

My Soul to Take has an entertaining, refreshing plot and nice, likable characters. The author keeps me guessing who is the perpetrator / culprit behind the untimely deaths of young, beautiful girls, giving me a shock at the end. Together with Nash Hudson, the hottest boy in school who actually has a secret identity, and grim reaper Tod, Kaylee investigates the matter to prevent innocent lives from being ended.

This book will appeal to those who have a preference for Irish mythology and folklore, as well as paranormal YA lovers. It's a delightful twist in the paranormal genre which stands out from the overflowing abundance of vampires and werewolves. I enjoyed reading this book and I'm sure you'd like it too!

Rating: 4.000

You will like this book if you're a fan of:
  • Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine
  • Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer

Notes: This book has some graphic kissing scenes. Recommended to readers aged 15 and above.

Thanks to Alyson Beecher from Kid Lit Frenzy for helping me to order this book. *Hugs!*

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Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her office with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks—seriously—and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

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2 creative remarks:

Teen Book Fiend said...

I love this cover more than the one I have. Is this the UK edition?

Aik said...

Yes, you're right! :)