by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #0.5
Release date: 1st July, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 87 (Ebook bought by me)
Summary from Goodreads:
It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities...
Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
Kaylee is just happy, happy to have a bestfriend like Emma who is going to help her plot a little revenge on her ex-boyfriend who left her before homecoming and had the nerve to ask Emma instead of her. But Em is a really good friend so together they have a master plan...
That Kaylee is about to miss when, while shopping, she feels it coming her way, creeping on her lungs, jerking to get free. She is about to scream in the middle of the mall and show the whole world her biggest secret: she is a freak.
Or so she thinks. But in fact Kaylee doesn't know what's wrong with her, what are the shadows that she sees sometimes around people or why does she have this sudden urge to scream so badly when she spots one of these shadows.
And now her secret is out because she couldn't help herself and HAD to do it. Poor Kaylee wakes up in a mental hospital where she discovers that she actually hurt herself trying to stop the screaming and now she only wonders when are her aunt and uncle going to take her home. Far away from the real crazy people inside that place and far far away of her fears...
I'm so happy. Really, I'm beyond happiness right now. I have finally read the first novella of the Soul Screamers series and now all I want to do is continue with the other books... but I have to take it easy. I'm actually participating in a challenge created by Rachel at Fiktshun (just in case you want to participate the blog of the challenge is HERE).
My thoughts? I loved it. It was short and quick but it was so well written that I actually forged a bond with Kaylee. And that means a lot for me so... I have to stop writing and continue with the next one :D
Oops, before I leave, can I give you an advice? If you haven't read this series yet you might want to reconsider that. Seriously, I bought all the books and novellas a few months ago and I can't understand why didn't I start reading them before... So, yeah, go and buy them, borrow them, don't know, just read them xD
And in case you want to buy them the links will take you to the Soul Screamers Omnibus Vol.1 that contains this first novella and the first two books^^
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