Monday, March 12, 2012

My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent

Title: My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: December 29, 2009
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon / Book Depository
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...

The main reason I finally picked up this series is because I decided to participate in the Soul Screamers reading challenge. I rally enjoyed the first book when I read it last month and it was no different with My Soul to Save. I am definitely happy to have finally discovered this series.

Now that she knows who she really is, Kaylee is trying to get used to the idea of being a banshee. And to the idea that someone like Nash Hudson would want to be with her when he could have any girl he wants at their school. Now if only Nash's reaper brother Tod would stop popping up and appearing out of thin air unannounced, things would be perfect. But that's unlikely to happen. So when a teen pop star collapses on stage and dies without her soul, Kaylee starts to worry that something might be terribly wrong. With the help of Tod and Nash, she now has to race against time to stop moe young pop stars from signing away their souls.

When I read My Soul to Take last month I really enjoyed it and I can now say that I think I enjoyed My Soul to Save even more. With this one, it felt like the action started sooner and there was more of it which definitely made me happy since I like my books packed with action. I really like the world Rachel Vincent created where banshees, reapers and Netherworlders coexist, though not quite exactly peacefully. There just seems to be so much to that world and every time I think I have it all figured out, Tod or Nash will throw some other detail my way and it changes everything I thought I understood. On a similar note, I often find that with series the story can have a tendency to repeat itself from one book to the other. It was definitely not the case here. The story Rachel Vincent wrote in My Soul to Save was completely different from the one in the first book. The story was unique, but still brought me back to the world I have come to really like.

Once again, I really loved Kaylee and the fact that she is the one telling the story. With the story being from her perspective, I like that as a reader I only find out things as she does, especially when it comes to the world of banshees and reapers. Though what I like most about Kaylee is her willingness to help just about anyone she meets if she feels that person deserves the help. My one complaint about that though, is how willing she is to put her own life at risk, often much to the dismay of the people who love her. Speaking of people who love her, I find myself sort of being torn between the Hudson brothers. While at first I was all for Nash, Tod has definitely grown on me. He may sometimes be a pain in the ass and quite annoying, he is good at heart...he just needs to work on how he shows it. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Overall, My Soul to Save was a really great read did not let me down like can often happen with the second book in a series.  I am definitely looking forward to the next book, which I should be reading quite soon. 

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  1. Great review! I'm re-reading the series for the Soul Screamers Challenge as well, and I'm loving it all over again. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the third one. Also, the Hudson brothers? Tod all the way. I'm just waiting for you to join Liz and I on Team Tod! :D

  2. There are just so many book that I need to read. I haven't started this series yet, but I would love to after all the great things I've read about the books, including your wonderful review. Thanks. I'll try to move it up the list!


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