Review: My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
Title: My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: MiraInk (18th February 2011)
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop sensation Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. Kaylee can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
Soon Kaylee finds that Eden’s not the only starry-eyed girl who traded her life for a flickering moment of fame – a deal that has dark consequences no mortal could understand.
Banshee Kaylee swears to help those lost souls. But school football star Nash – Kaylee’s newly acquired, not to mention super-hot, boyfriend – refuses to let her in harm’s way. Still Kaylee knows it’s her duty to save the innocent from the Netherworld – even if it means putting her own soul – and love life – at risk . . .
Rating: **** (4 stars)
My Soul to Save is the second book in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. The book starts several weeks after the events of My Soul to Take.
I think the cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way the cover is made up of only three colours – black, white and green. The model’s eyes loom out of the mist and really pierce you.
Like the first book in the Soul Screamers series, the second book is an excellent read. The narrative is just the right pace, so at no times does it feel like it’s dragging – even when we are taking a little break from the main plot thread of the book. My Soul to Save is a brilliant second book; it takes the world and characters of the first one, and builds upon it. There was no second book slump in sight! It was all engines go from the start.
Kaylee was a brilliant protagonist. I really like her as a character. She knows herself, and doesn’t allow herself to get pushed into things she isn’t ready for. I also think she’s incredible likeable – apart from her cousin, I can’t think of a character in the book who doesn’t like her. Even the bad guy seems to think she’s likeable (I think). She certainly inspires loyalty – you just have to look at Nash, Tod, and Emma’s relationships with her; they’d all do just about anything for her. I’m really not sure what I think about Nash in this book, he seemed kinda silent to me. It was obvious he cared for Kaylee, but beyond that I just don’t know what to make of him. Emma was a brilliant friend in this book, I can’t really say more than that – everyone should have a friend like her. Tod is a character to watch in this book. He seemed a little bit more . . . well, human in this book.
It was interesting to watch the plot of this book unfold. On the one hand, the basic plot was simple. But getting to the end, wasn’t as simple as it seemed. I liked the fact that there was real risk involved for the characters. I also liked the glimpses of some of the Reapers – we finally got to meet Tod’s boss, and wasn’t he interesting?! The Netherworld really is a dangerous place. And this book really brought to mind the fact that you should ALWAYS read the small print.
This was a great second book to a really interesting series, I can’t wait to get my hands on the third book.
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