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Soul Screamers Vol. 1: My Soul to Lose • My Soul to Take • My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers 0.5, 1, 2)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  2,821 ratings  ·  168 reviews
It starts with a scream….

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's compelling Soul Screamers series keeps getting better—here, for the first time, the original stories are compiled into one special volume….

My Soul to Lose
—The prequel: never before in print!—

Kaylee is just your average girl shopping at the mall with friends—until a terrified scream bursts from her
Paperback, 570 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Harlequin
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
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Thanks to BEA 2012, I’ve had a pretty copy of this omnibus sitting on my shelves for a year and a half. While, ideally, I’d already have read everything I had from all the conferences I’ve attended, practically that just doesn’t happen, even though I try. Eventually, though, the time comes, and the time has come for me to binge read this series. I went into Soul Screamers with very low expectations, and I’ve been pleasantly surpr
If you are new to the Soul Screamers series, this is the place to start. This volume contains a prequel short story, plus the first two novels in the series.

Kaylee Cavanaugh is living a Harry Potter sort of existence: she's essentially an orphan, lives with her aunt, uncle, and spoiled, obnoxious cousin, Sophie.

I kept thinking of Sophie like Quinn on the "Daria" show, except Quinn wasn't quite as bitchtastic.

Kaylee's secret is that she's a bean sidhe, what we bastardize into "banshee."

Kaylee ha
Circus Princess
You know what my question is? What in God's name do the covers have to to with the books? Is Kaylee dancing in some pretty dress using words as ballet ribbons? No! So why is that what the cover depicts? How does hanging out with a grim reaper or being the most extreme downer ever equate to dancing? Does not compute, people!

On that subject, what's the deal with girls in dresses on books anyway? I mean seriously, they are everywhere:Fallen, , Shift, Unearthly, The Girl in the Steel Corset.... You
Lily Poo
I picked this up in Walmart one day and read a little about it. I wasn't all that interested but it was a good deal so I figured why not.

I was surprised. Not much, but still surprised nonetheless. I think what I like most in this series is the intensity between Nash and Kaylee. Whenever a scene with them starting to get steamy would pop up, I'd get antsy. Rachel really knows how to leave you wanting more!

The only thing I don't like is the whole idea behind the bean sidhe thing. She screams whe
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
This book is actually a combination of the first two books in the Soul Screamers series, plus a prequel.

3.5 stars!

My Soul to Lose: At only 60 pages long, I can't really rate this one. Kaylee is at the mall with her best friend, when an unstoppable screech erupts from her throat. She's taken to a mental health ward, and must find out what happened, and why her aunt and uncle put her there.

My Soul to Take: The first book in the series; 4 stars! Kaylee is at the club with her best friend (sound
OH MY GOSH. The best book Ive read in a long time. I dont even know where to start.

Kaylee. I liked her but she was a little annoyting. I didnt like how she was constantly trying to fix everything. This should have been a good quality, but it just came off all wrong for her. She kept making other peoples problems her own and she had enough to deal with.

Nash. Ugh. So cute. He was perfect. An athlete, gorgeous, smart, protective. Everything you'd expect him to be.

Tod. I LOVED HIM. At one point I
Here's a review of the first Soul Screamers book (included in this anthology along with Book 2 and a prequel novella) that I wrote way back in June of 2009:

I have a confession to make: I don’t like teenagers. I never really cared for them when I was one, and now that I’m slowly making my way through my thirties, I like them even less. For this reason, I tend to avoid stories that are strictly teen-centric. Unless, that is, they are grafted onto something “weird.” You’ll never see me watching Th
May 21, 2013 Tracy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the Soul Screamers series. This was a discount book at a thrift shop and I bought it primarily because it was cheap. I flew threw it in a day (minue the last chapter) and am going to begin the hunt for more asap. A great storyline; fresh ideas and twists that keep the pages turning and the hours rolling by. Kaylee is your typical teenage main character, and I appreciate that. She's hot for a boy, self conscious about herself and dealing with the same issues (minus t ...more
Michele at A Belle's Tales
As a huge fan of the series, I love having the prequel novella and first two books in one gorgeous volume. A must for my shelf and for Soul Screamers fans.
Tangled  Speculation
The is the first book with a Bean Sidhe heroine I have read, and I was impressed with how the author developed the mythology. It must have been challenging to make wailing and screaming into an interesting supernatural power but I was entertained. I liked the characters, even though there were a few points in the story where the main character fell into the "too stupid to live" category (or at least there were times when she was so slow to pick up on the obvious that it was annoying). I would re ...more
So first of all I read if I die first by accident not realising it was series until a friend of mine saw what I was reading and told me she had all the books, instead I ordered all the volumes (thought it's so much easier, plus they're so pretty:o)
This book was amazing! Literally I was so hooked. I felt like I was in another world learning all these new things about the main character Kaylee. Also I think Kaylee is a very relatable character as to how she reacts to all these new situations throu
2.5 Stars

Book 0.5-
Good. Kinda scary with the whole mental hospital thing. Is this actually what happens at a mental hospital in the USA?

Book 1-
Long and overly whiny. More time on character freaking out then story.

I don't believe in the "Senior dating a 15yr old" romantic back story. In my own personal experience from school, anytime someone dated someone younger then themselves, they were thought of badly (gross, robbing the cradle, peers making fun of them).

The ending was good and fairly t
I’m just going to mark this as DNF.
It’s not that I didn’t like it per’s that I wasn’t getting into the story and I was kind of dreading reading it each time I picked it up. I feel like it just didn’t immediately get my attention so I wasn’t currently in the mood to keep trying to enjoy it. Maybe I will try to read this again someday.
I picked the book up because the cover was awesome. (Yeah...I'm that person. I judge books by their cover.)

Then I got home and became nervous. "Readers of Twilight will love this book." Hmmmm....really?

I opened the book. Started reading. Stayed nervous. Pretty friend who can twist people into doing whatever she wants and the girl who thinks she's invisible. Then the "invisible" girl had something extra happen.

I started reading book one hoping the spark would ignite. And boy did it!!

I absolutely
Aneta Bak
I love the idea behind this series! But there's not that much action. I found it really interesting at first, but then it got kind of boring. Maybe its the lack of a love triangle. I'm hoping the later books get better.
Andrea Gurtler
I'm still only half way through this, I like the story, it's so refreshing to read something different, I keep wating for a vampire to show up...hopefully they won't lol
I was hooked for most of the prequel and first book, but the second book dragged on towards the end. Still, I am interested enough to read the sequel.
Athena Herondale
Soul Screamers is now in my top three favorite book series!! It kept me up till 4 in the morning and I don't regret it!!!

Kaylee Cavanaugh is a teenager growing up in Arlington, Texas with maybe a little bit above average amount of teen angst, but nothing like what she is about to feel when she finally finds out what exactly is the deal with her unusual premonitions. She can sense when someone nearby is about to die...but what is so traumatic for a teenager who is not craving to be the center of attention, is that she is compelled to scream, and scream continuously until the person's soul has actually been taken aw ...more
The Soul Screamers series is fresh, exciting, sexy, and dark. I love how original each book is. I can honestly say that I've never read a book about banshees before. I love that it isn't a young adult book about vampires, werewolves, or fairies. I personally love reading about banshees and reapers. The only thing I did not like about this series was the main character, Kaylee. I didn't hate her, I just thought that the author could have written her a bit better. She had a bad habit of not lettin ...more
May 21, 2012 Nina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nina by: Erica Kowalczyk
Kaylee has no idea that she is a bean sihde. So when she begins a wailing scream at the mall and gets thrown in a local mental hospital she thinks she is losing her mind. That is until she begins spending time with Nash. Nash knows that Kaylee is not going crazy. When Kaylee accurately predicts a beautiful girls sudden death at a local night club Nash finally decides to bring her up to speed on her family history. It turns out that Kaylee isn't human she is a banshee (a female spirit in Gaelic f ...more
Warning, spoilers!

What do I think of this book you ask? Ehh.

This book was good, I really liked Kaylee but I couldn't help but think that she was almost exactly like any other YA novel. They all have the same personality! I thought she was different at the beginning, with her panic attacks and the way she thought. But the more and more I read of this book I couldn't help but think she was just like almost every other YA main character. Nothing else.

I really liked the concept of this book. I mean
I read these slightly out of order. My library had the first book, but not the second so I read the first, then ordered the ebook of this together. I know that kind of does not make sense, but in a way it did. It was only a little more and I got all 2.5 books together, and I'm guessing this is a series I will want to re-read in the future so there you go, I already have the first books ready-to-go. I am hoping the next books in the series will come out in an omnibus like this one as well and eve ...more
I have to admit that I took my time with this book reading the first two entries then taking a break before reading the third because of the wait until the release of volume two. I picked up this book because I was a fan of Vincent's Shifters series, and Vincent certainly did not disappoint. She grabbed my attention from the beginning of My Soul to Lose and never let go. I really loved the world that she built and the mythology used to create this world. Kaylee is an ordinary girl until that fat ...more
Jenn Barbieri
book 1 felt more like a novella. I thought it could've just been added to book 2. not much substance.
book 2 was more of the meat a potatoes. explained some things.
book 3 was...more additive.

looked ahead to 4-6. I might just skip the ones about Sophie (don't like her, and don't really want to read a whole book about her), and Tod (although an interesting side character-I don't know if he could pull off a whole book). I saw the ending of book 3 coming, and don't like predictable endings. I read t
The last month has been incredibly stressful--school, lots of homework (that I had to hand in), exams and tests, starring in a play (Dracula)--for me and I hardly found the time to pick up a book and read it, and even if I did pick one up, I couldn't concentrate on it or be invested because I my mind was occupied and elsewhere. So I indulged in watching episodes of Buffy and Angel and settled for reading a chapter or two before going to sleep.
But now that the holidays have started, I'm expectin
Leigh Herondale
RATING: 5/5 stars

I am so excited to review Soul Screamers Volume 1 by Rachel Vincent since this is a first in this genre. I've seen this a couple of times on Goodreads, I just haven't gotten around to reading it since it's quite long. Yeah, I'm chicken sh*t like that. Plus, my shelf space is kinda' limited so yeah, getting seven books would be a bad idea. Anyhow, I didn't know an Omnibus edition has been published already so when I saw this I decided to buy volumes 1 and 2 since both are already
Jen Blackham
Ok - I did actually read all three as separate books, but I thought a group review would be fine here.

I started with My Soul to Lose, which is a smaller prequel to the actual first book My Soul to Take. It did make sense to read it first. It's a good, quick read which will let you know as a reader if you want to continue on to the (slightly) longer books/series. The word "banshee" or "bean sidhe" didn't even come up in this one. I liked it, but felt the Lydia character was totally unexplained (
Kelsey (Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf)
Originally posted on my blog Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf

This is an omnibus edition, that includes the Prequel Novella My Soul to Lose, the first book My Soul to Take, and the second book My Soul to Save.

This is the first book of hers I read, and I’m wondering why I didn’t sooner. I love the idea of the banshee, as well as the interesting characters she’s created. I’m glad that I read this version, as it comes with the prequel, which explained a few things that I would have been wondering about
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