Saturday, May 12, 2012

Book Review: My Soul to Steal



My Soul to Steal

by Rachel Vincent

Series: Soul Screamers #4
Release date: 4th July, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 343 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.

And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

The fourth book is sure to let you with your mouth wide open and wondering what could possibly happen next. Sabine's presence will be like a hurricane: ready to pass and destroy everything.
I've always like hurricanes you know? But at the same time I know they are dangerous and that it's better to stay away from them. Well, with Sabine happens the same thing: I like her because she is strong, direct and fearless (of course she is, she is a mara, how could she be scared of something?!) but at the same time I dislike her for crushing Kaylee's hopes and being, well, brutally honest.

Then the whole "Kaylee-Nash" situation will make you punch your pillow, I'm telling you. It's frustrating to say the least. But the balance comes with Emma and Tod's dialogues and jokes, they are one of the best parts of the series.

And the author: You know that feeling when you just know what's going to happen next? When reading a book becomes a pain because the plot is just way too obvious? Well, that's NOT going to happen with this series so don't worry.
Somehow Rachel Vincent makes sure to entertain us with all these new characters, new creatures and new problems for Kaylee & Co. to solve.

A quick resume of the book could be:
Drama? Check.
Love? Check.
Friendship? Check.
Funny situations? Super check (Thanks to Tod).
Exasperation? Check that too.
Danger? Double check.

The end leaves you with the promise of hope floating in your heart but deep down the taste of bitterness will linger. Thank goodness, the fifth book is already out so you won't have to wait to read it.

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