My Soul to Take - Soul Screamers, Bk 1 Author:Rachel Vincent Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh — She doesn't see dead people but... — 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 co... more »me 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...« less
This is a must buy. If you do not have this book sitting on your to be read mountain, you must go out and buy it. Today. Right now. This minute. I will not be able to say enough good things about this book, so you just need to read it for yourself. Rachel Vincent is a mastermind. She takes an original concept and weaves a story that you will not want to put down until you have devoured the whole book. I am so excited for My Soul to Save. I will be at the bookstore the day it comes out. Nash is amazing, Kaylee is so much fun to read about and you will want to strangle Sophie. There are some plot twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This is one of the best books Ive read this year. I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Breia "The Brain" Brickey for TeensReadToo.com
Kaylee Cavanaugh is not your average teenage girl.
There's something a bit off about her.
Whenever she's near someone who is about to die, she can sense it. When that happens, she feels the urge to scream loud enough for everyone to hear.
Kaylee wants to be a normal girl. Being a normal girl to Kaylee is going out on a date with her crush, Nash, who also happens to be the hottest guy in school. But going out on that date has to take a backseat when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason. Nash doesn't seem as in the dark as Kaylee feels, and she needs to know why.
Who will die next? Only Kaylee knows for sure.
Wonderfully written characters that are portrayed as typical teenagers that possess extraordinary powers. A fast-paced, engrossing read that you won't want to put down. A story that I wouldn't mind sharing with my preteen, although she'll have to wait until I am done.
MY SOUL TO TAKE is a wonderful beginning to a series that fans of Ms. Vincent's adult SHIFTERS series will definitely be rushing out to buy. A book like this is one of the reasons that I add authors to my auto-buy list. This is definitely a keeper.
Rachel Vincent blends mystery, romance, and magic into a series starter that will definitely find an audience with teen readers. With so many paranormal novels out there, the idea of MY SOUL TO TAKE is refreshingly unique: I haven't read many books concerning bean sidhes (banshees), those who announce death. The explanation behind the existence of bean sidhes is well spun; I always appreciate a well-wrought backstory.
The characters and writing, while not too noteworthy, were still interesting enough to capture the attention of a less discerning reader than me. The romance was tame, the attraction between Kaylee and Nash a little too sudden and forced for my taste, but it was okay because of the high interest levels of the world this book describes. It's not the romance that's the focus here, but the paranormal world.
MY SOUL TO TAKE is a good beginning to a series that will attract who are new to YA paranormal fiction.
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WOW! This book was awesome. Why, might you be asking? It had a strong, fast moving plot, dynamic and perfectly depicted characters, and some nice sarcasm and humor (when appropriate). I have to say, once I got into the book, and started to learn more about Kaylee's particular situation, I was socked, I have never read a book with this particular paranormal uh...trying not to spoil anything...situation, maybe. You will have to read it to get it, and I don't want to give it away. This book is awesome, and I am already in love with Nash. 100%.
"Come on!" Emma whispered from my right, her words floating from her mouth in a thin white cloud.
Kaylee Cavanaugh sees shadows around people that are soon to die. She has already spent time in a mental ward due to her "gift". High school jock, Nash, suddenly takes an interest in Kaylee when he realizes something is not quite right about her. Nash reveals Kaylee's secret to her and introduces her to Tod to help her come to terms with the knowledge.
Interesting start to a series. There is some good information on Irish mythology and the Netherworld. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to continuing with the series.
After reading all the great reviews, I was excited about reading this book. I started & couldnt get into it, so I traded it long ago. I recently decided to try it again, and although I made it all the way through, I thought it was fairly ho-hum until the very end. The twist I kinda saw coming. This was just so-so for me. I will try the next one, but in no hurry to get it. Not near as good as her Shifters series by a long shot.
The first full novel in the Soul Screamers series, My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers Book 1), picks up nicely where the novella, My Soul to Lose, leaves off. We are once again introduced to Kaylee Cavanaugh, who can tell when someone is going to die. Kaylee and her best friend, Emma, are out at a club when Kaylee has a death premonition and who is there to help her through it? The hottest guy in school, Nash Hudson. Oddly, Nash doesn't seem to find Kaylee's behavior unusual. In fact, he seems to know more about Kaylee than she knows about herself.
Rachel Vincent brings us into Kaylee's world--her mother is dead, her father moved away & left her with her Aunt Val, Uncle Brendan and, oh so perfect cousin Sophie. She's already been hospitalized for her inability to control her 'panic attacks' when someone she encounters is going to die soon. She's completely confused about her life and where she belongs when Nash Hudson starts to notice her. Not only does Nash notice her, he holds a lot of the answers about Kaylee that her father and her family are holding back from her.
The story is well-written and presents a different subject in the paranormal romance genre. No werewolves or vampires here. Nor is there an overabundance of teen angst, which makes the story more appealing to those of us out of our teens :) Kaylee is an interesting young woman who, once she begins to understand her true nature, takes the information for what she can do with it rather than falling apart and spiraling into teen drama. I liked Kaylee's character and am interested to see how she develops in the future, as well as the characters of her friends and family. I'll be starting My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers Book 2) very soon.