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

February 6, 2012 Challenges, Review 4 ★★★★

Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #1)Release Date: August 1, 2009
Title: My Soul to Take
Series: Soul Screamers #1
Author: Rachel Vincent
Pages: 384
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Owned
From the Publisher: 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 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…
4 Stars

I love love love Rachel Vincent. When I realized last year that she had a YA series out, I had to check it out. So I bought the audiobook editions of both My Soul to Take and My Soul to Save. I was a little iffy about them – I never did get the rest of the series – so when Rachel over at Fiktsun put together the Soul Screamers Challenge, I thought it would be a fun way to dive back in.

And it is! I enjoyed reading the book so much more than listening to it. I’m not sure why that is – it’s exactly the same story after all.

This paranormal series is unlike any other that I’ve read. Instead of focusing on the standard witches, werewolves, and vampires the Soul Screamers series is about the bean sidhe (or banshee, in layman’s terms). It’s a folklore that isn’t explored often in contemporary fiction and Vincent does a remarkable job in creating a world where they exist and making me wish I lived in that world too.

And can I just take a moment to swoon over both Nash and Tod? I really kind of dig them both. It’s evident that the foundation is laid for a future love triangle, and honestly it’s hard to decide which one I like better. Nash is obviously the better choice (at this point), but I do so like them both.

I’m looking forward to reading the next one next month!

4 Responses to “Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #1)”

  1. Mandi Kaye

    You really should! I still prefer the Shifters series (Faythe kicks some *serious* ass) but I like that these are about banshees instead of the “normal” paranormal.

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