Title: My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh.She doesn’t see dead people, but…She senses when someone hear 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…
I have been hearing about the Soul Screamers series for the longest time and have had the books sitting on my shelf for quite a while, but I only just picked up My Soul to Take. And then I got hooked and had trouble putting the book down. It was a fantastic start to what I'm sure is a fantastic series.
For the most part, Kaylee Cavannaugh has a normal life. At least as normal as can be when her mother died when she was three and her father left, leaving Kaylee with her aunt and uncle. And then there's the whole screaming thing, which doesn't really make her the most popular girl in school. Because the thing about Kaylee is that she can sense when people are about to die and that causes her to scream. But now things are looking up. Nash, one of the most popular boys in school, is paying attention to her and seems to know more about Kaylee's screaming than he's willing to let on. But then girls start dropping dead left and right. And Kaylee can only hold in the screams for so long.
So why I waited so long to start reading the Soul Screamers series has become a mystery to me. I've had the books sitting on my shelf for the longest time but never really felt compelled to pick them up. But now that I've read My Soul to Take, I regret not having started this series earlier. It was a fantastic read, and one that quickly drew me in. It didn't take very long for me to have trouble putting the book down. I just wanted to find out what was going on with Kaylee and all the mystery surrounding her family. Rachel Vincent really wrote an incredible story here, and made it so I want nothing more than to find out what would happen next.
I liked Kaylee right from the start. She was a great character and I was happy she was the one telling the story. She had a fantastic voice and I loved finding things out at the same time as she did. I also loved seeing her grow and come into her own. The only issue I had with her was how quickly her relationship with Nash took off. But at the same time I really liked their relationship, so it was something that I was able to overlook. And I also, obviously, really liked Nash. He was a great counterpart to Kaylee and I loved all he was willing to do for her. As for the other characters, I would have liked to see more of them, especially when it comes to Tod. But I'm told that I should be patient and the time for more Tod will come.
I'm glad I finally picked up My Soul to Take and started reading the Soul Screamers series. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book.