My Soul to Take
Soul Screamers #1
Author : rachel vincent
pages : [paperback] 279
memorable quote : The worst memories stick with us, while the nice ones always seem to slip through our fingers.
favorite characters : emma & kaylee
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.
And I thought the prequel was interesting! This novel really pulls you into Kaylee’s world, making you wonder how you would handle things if you had the uncontrollable urge to shriek every time someone around you was about to die. Thankfully I don’t have much experience with that, but with Kaylee it’s getting more and more common.
While I really liked all of these characters, at first I didn’t understand Nash. He’s a jock, a popular guy, one who’s had a lot of girls. Kaylee knows this. And all of a sudden he takes an interest in her when he’s ignored her all of these years. While most of this is explained later (thankfully! so don’t let it deter you) Kaylee only thinks to question it in passing and then take it as it is. And it’s kind of obvious that he’s keeping something from her . . Wouldn’t she try harder to find out what it is?
I can already tell that I’m going to love this series so, so much! The concept of it is amazing and like nothing I’ve read before. It’s interesting, well thought out, and definitely well written! All around a win for me. I definitely recommend this for all fans of YA books because this takes a topic that could border on something generic and makes it new, fresh, and interesting. I love not knowing what else might be around the corner!