My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

April 18, 2012 Reviews 0

She doesn’t see dead people. 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.

I don’t usually read books bordering on horror, so I was unsure about reading about a girl who senses when people are about to die. I shouldn’t have worried: I enjoyed My Soul to Take a lot and am glad there’s plenty more where that came from!

The mythology used in the book is interesting – I think it is fresh and engaging. Kaylee’s discovery of her supernaturally inclined side and her acceptance of it is a little too quick and glossy for me, but otherwise I really enjoyed the pacing and premise of the book.

I enjoyed reading about the characters immensely, especially Kaylee, who is great and relatable. And Nash, the love interest is awesome (and hot). I didn’t trust him initially but he’s definitely my favourite character now! Kaylee’s best friend Emma is the only character I didn’t like, because she didn’t act how I think a best friend should act. She is jealous and controlling of her friend when she be concerned about all the changes in Kaylee’s life.

I liked this book a lot and will recommend it to anyone who wants a quick, enjoyable read to distract them. I plan to read the rest of the series as soon as I can.

About the book:

  • Date published: 01 August 2009
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen
  • Format: Paperback, 288 pages
  • ISBN 13: 9780373210039 ISBN 10: 0373210035
  • Categories: Fantasy, Young Adult
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My copy of My Soul to Take is in Soul Screamers Volume One:

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