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


Product Details
  • 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….

In My Soul to Save, Kaylee Cavanaugh finds out that she cannot scream when a a teen pop star dies abruptly onstage. She and her boyfriend Nash Hudson eventually realizes that things are not so simple as it seems - the pop star has sold her soul to the demon of avarice. When Tod approaches them and begs them to help in saving his ex-girlfriend (now also a teenage pop star) Addison, they have no other choice but to agree, because Tod is Nash's already-dead-but-not-quite older brother.

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.

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


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

rachel vincent
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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My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)

8 creative remarks:

Melissa (Books R Us) said...

I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger award.

Hong Le said...

Aik, thank you for dropping by and advice :)

"Stupider" makes me LOL! I think the correct one is "more stupid", anyway. I guess the book is enjoyable despite the unbelievable stupidity of the two sisters, it earns a good rating from you.

Pamela said...

Hi, I've been wondering whether you can share with me where did you get your awesome font

e.g: 'sypnosis''review', etc.


vvb32 reads said...

i'm curious about this series after reading the novella, Reaper. i'd actually like to read more about tod rather than nash.

Aik said...

@Pam: You can go to to get these fonts.

@vvb: I admit I'm rather intrigued by Tod too. For example, how he ended up as a reaper.

Mad Scientist said...

I really enjoyed Stray. I need to get ahold of more of her books. Lovely review ladies!

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kjovus - my life with books said...

I have started this book and having a hard time getting into as much as Book One in the soul screamers series. I personally like Todd better than Nash. Its good to read anothers opinions. Thanks for sharing.