Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book Review: My Soul to Save



My Soul to Save

by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #2
Release date: 29th December, 2009
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Pages: 279 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.

Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

When a famous singer dies in front of her, in the middle of a concert, Kaylee Cavanaugh begins to panic. Why? Because when someone dies near her she instantly feels the need to scream bloody murder. And when she realizes that there's no soul to sing to she and her boyfriend, Nash, know that something is wrong. Really really wrong.
The confirmation comes when Nash's brother, Tod (who is dead and is a reaper) tells them that Kaylee is not screaming because that body is empty. No soul to sing to = No screams.
But that's impossible, right? Where is her soul and most importantly: who has it?!

The answers begin to flow in the form of one of the most ancient and incredible reapers: Libby. She tells them, thanks to Tod's obvious reverence, that the poor human girl had sold her soul in exchange of fame, beauty and fortune. And that she was there to collect what replaced
And that Addison Page, another singer who was becoming very famous too, was going to be the next one to die.
The only problem was that Addison had been Tod's girlfriend once and he still had feelings for her.

And that's how Tod convinced Kaylee to help him catch the culprit and how she dragged Nash into it too. Together they would discover that even the cute and safe face of a big family-friend corporation could hide terrible secrets.

Personal opinion:
Just like the first book, My Soul to Take, this book was amazing. Honestly. I couldn't stop reading and, in fact, I finished it in 4 hours, while I was waiting for my flight to take off. How? I'm not sure, I think I just kept reading and reading, and reading non-stop. And when I finished it I re-read it just to make sure it was as awesome as I knew it was.

And yes, Rachel Vincent had rocked my world. Again.

The characters not only kept evolving and growing but also they won more shades, more colors and a lot of deepness. Kaylee turns out to be a really strong, confident and lovely character that truly cares for everyone. Nash, although very supportive of Kaylee, is more reserved and very protective while Tod is more... Tod. What can I say? Tod is a whole new concept for me, I can't wait to read more about him.

My advice? Read the series, start with it right now and make your own opinion.

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