28 January 2014

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

Format: Paperback
Publishers: Harlequin Teen
Published: 1st August 2009
Pages: 279
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: Kaylee, Nash
Date Read: 15th January - 22nd January 2014
Rating Given:
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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 know why I hadn't read this sooner as it has everything that I love in a book and I really enjoyed it.

There's a couple of different versions of this cover and for the first time I love both versions which is a good job as I have the first half in this version and then the rest are in the beautiful UK versions. I love everything about this cover as the use of minimal colours really makes this cover work. I especially love the mist in the background as well as looking like its part of the dress it really does make this cover pop.

This was a unique idea as I don't think I have read anything on these particular paranormal people which I found very refreshing as all my paranormal books were getting a bit similar with each other but not this one. There was a lot of twists and turns that I wasn't expecting that kept me enthralled. I loved that we did get a lot of answers towards the end yet still keeping me eager to see what will happen next. The little bit of action that was in there was good but maybe I would have liked to have seen more but I think that might come in the later books as this is just the first book where there is always a lot of story and character building going on. I would say that the only thing the really didn't grab my attention was the romance side as it felt a bit too rushed I would have liked it to have been a more of a slower build up so it felt more real.

I loved most of the characters in this book. Kaylee was a great female character that really grew up a lot throughout this book which was surprising considering everything that was thrown at her. I really liked Nash he was sweet and understanding but I did feel like there was something just not quite right with him as no one can be that understanding even if you know how she is feeling. There was some great side characters too especially Todd which I am surprised at as at first I wasn't quite sure about him but by the end he was funny at times it was hard not to warm up to him. I also liked Emma as like Nash she was there for Kaylee when she needed her and for the most part very understanding and in a more believable way.

Overall a great start to what I'm sure is going to be a fantastic series.