|Series:||Soul Screamers #1|
|Published:||August 1st 2009|
|Websites:||Rachel Vincent | Goodreads|
|My copy:||ebook, bought by myself|
|Purchase:||Amazon (DE) | Book Depository|
Blurb: She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near 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.
What I really need was for someone to tell me what good premonitions of death were if they didn't help me warn people. What was the point of knowing someone was going to die, if I couldn't stop it from happening?
She had no idea what her life had cost. I didn't regret my choice. Not even a little bit.
My thoughts: After I have read My Soul to Lose, the prequel novella of the Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent I read My Soul to Take the first novel in the series last week. It's some kind of a book you can hardly stop reading. Kaylee the main-character in this series is likeable from the very first. She isn't really popular in school but she is someone special. Kaylee is a bean sidhe and when she sees shadows blanket anybody Kaylee knows this person is about to die. She can't warn the person, because Kaylee must hold back her growing grief-stricken shriek. The last time she couldn't stop her screaming she woke up in a psychiatric unit. Only Nash Hudson, the hottest guy in school, can calm her...
Expect the unexpected! Every review I'd read told me what a great book / series it is. And of course that's right. But I didn't expect it to make me cry. The part where I had to cry was when I learned the truth about the death of Kaylee's mom. It isn't easy to read for anyone, but for a mother it will be much more brutal and heartrending than for a non-mother. It was hard to read, but I couldn't stop even though I could barely see the words.
My favorite characters were Kaylee, Nash and especially Tod (I don't want to say too much, you'll meet him in the book). Kaylee's responses often have a hint of sarkasmus and all three characters are pretty straightforward - that's the way I like.
My Soul to Take is a fun, dark and thrilling read with so many twists you didn't see coming. Quite fascinating and unique!