- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (December 29, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373210043
- ISBN-13: 978-0373210046
- Available at: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
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….
BUT, I don't know why do Kaylee and Nash risk everything to save Addison's and her idiot sister's souls whose name I have forgotten. Addison made her own choice, and she's stupid for not reading the contract before signing it. But she's even stupider (is there such a word?) for going against the out-clause of the contract. Really, is losing your career worse than dying without your soul and suffering for eternity in Hell?
And her sister, I don't know what to say about her. She is such a spoiled little girl who dreams about being a singer like her older sister and she is dying to sign the agreement even when Addison begged her not to. And like her sister, she is stupid enough to not bother reading the contract. I have a doubt, though. Why doesn't Addison show her sister her all-white eyes and tell her what will happen if she sells her soul?
And being the girl with the superhero-complex, Kaylee once again let herself in danger to save two ignorant girls. However, at the end of the novel, I felt that Addison has redeemed herself by sacrificing herself and saving her sister, even though she knows that she has to suffer endless torments in the hands of the hellion of avarice since then.
I have mixed feelings for this book, but still, I enjoy reading the parts where Kaylee crosses over to the Netherworld. The words used by the author are descriptive and well-placed. The romance between Kaylee and Nash is sweet, but I'm very against Kaylee's behaviour of ignoring and snapping at her father at times. I'd give this book 4 stars because it has a good, exciting plot and an unexpected ending.
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This book has some graphic kissing scenes. Recommended to readers aged 15 and above.
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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