Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My Soul to Steal By Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Steal
Series: Soul Screamers #4
Release Date: 17th July 2011
Publisher: Mira Ink
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368

Synopsis: 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: First I want to say that this is my favourite cover of the whole series, it just looks so great and the blues work together perfectly. It's rather perfect. Now onto the novel itself, I enjoyed this one a lot more than book 3. I read it quickly within a day and it kept my attention constantly from start until finish. And boy this book is one heck of an emotional roller coaster, Kaylee goes through so much in this book and you feel the pain and want to just hug her. It's a book where choices need to be, no matter how scary they can be. You can't put off these decisions forever. The characters are put through a lot in this book, keeping the reader interested all the way.

Kaylee is still recovering from the events in book three when Nash's ex-girlfriend transfer to their school. Sparks fly between Sabine and Kaylee right from the start. Kaylee sees that Sabine is trying to get Nash back but she can't let that happen as she still has feelings for him. To make matters more complicated Sabine is a mara, a living nightmare. When teachers suddenly die in their sleep, Kaylee thinks it's Sabine, it's too much of a coincidence right? That they all began the week she transferred. While Kaylee's feelings are flying everywhere something is going down in the Netherworld and it's going to have some effect on the real world, Kaylee needs to find out what and fix it.

Kaylee is still trying to recover from Nash's lies, she wants him back but she doesn't think she will ever be able to trust him again. To make matters worst, she gets jealous when Sabine returns. Kaylee doesn't know what to do, so many people are telling her different things but in the end it's her decision. It's a hard time for Kaylee, her personal life is in ruins and Avari is still set out to get her, there's no time for poor Kaylee to take a breathe. Kaylee's struggles showed the reader how real the character is and how relatable they can be. It certainly hit me in ways I didn't expect. Vincent has a talent for these great characters that tug at the readers emotions.

Nash is still struggling from his withdrawal from Frost, and he needs someone to be there for him but Kaylee can't do that for him. I still don't like Nash, alas he wasn't so stuck up on this book and I did feel sorry for him but I hated him for putting pressure on Kaylee for an answer. Tod, I still really like, he's there when Kaylee needs him and his reaper abilities do come in handy. He's the one person Kaylee can talk to about anything, and he will protect her. Sabine, the nightmare, she was such a bitch. But I have to say she was a much needed boost to the series. She created a whole new wave of problems the gang needed to sort out. It was entertaining to watch her challenge Kaylee and it drew the reader into the story. Alec, oh poor Alec. He'd been a servant to Avari for 26 years and now he has his freedom back but things are never that simple, he still has his ties to the Netherworld that just won't leave him alone.

I really did enjoy this book, it was probably the best so far in the series. Vincent has introduced new things to keep the reader interested, and they damn well work. I have the next two books waiting to be read and I will be digging into them soon. This series seems to be getting better by each book I read. Let's hope it stays this way. My Soul to Steal is a fresh enjoyable read and the best book in the Soul Screamers series so far. Don't let the first books put you off as the series does get better.

1 comment:

  1. I just skimmed through the review because I haven't read this but this series have amazing cover arts!

    Talk Supe


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