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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)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  3,180 ratings  ·  187 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 he
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
5 outstanding stars Rachel Vincents Soul Screamers!!! This volume contained the first 3 books. My Soul to Lose, My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save. And let me tell you this volume of books was one hell of a fast ride. This book sat on my bookshelf for awhile until one day I decided to read it. I could kick myself for waiting so long.
My Soul to Lose... This is actually a prequel. And a damn good one at that. Kaylee is just your average high school girl. Except one day she is at the mall and lets o
Will definitely buy if the cover looks good.

It looks so good in my bookshelf.
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
I really, really enjoyed this book, however I had one issue with it. To me, if ultimate evil is acknowledged and exists, then the opposite must also be true. Ultimate good, which protects the innocent, must also be present. I completely do not believe that innocent souls, bartered by those who are evil, would be tormented for all of eternity without intervention by the ultimate good. Yes, the main character and her friends are acting as the "good", but they are mortal, even if they have some sup ...more
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
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
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
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
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
Yzabel Ginsberg
3 stars, but actually it's more like a 3.5. That's pretty much because I liked book #2 a little less than book #1.

Overall, I enjoyed discovering and reading this series' beginning, first because bean sidhes aren't so represented in YA books (not that I know of, at least), so it was quite a nice change from the usual vampires/werewolves I've read about so far. Besides, I really liked the world developed by the author here; it seems to be grounded in solid bases, with consistent rules, and it's de
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
Emily Jepsen
This volume started out great and ended on a sour note. I loved the prequel; if all of the books were like that, this would easily deserve 4 stars. My Soul To Take was good, but there isn't too much to set it above the other paranormal romance books out there besides its influence from Celtic mythology. My Soul To Save was more of a 2 star book overall. The Netherworld was interesting, but nothing else really caught my eye. Nash regressed from an interesting character to a more flat character wh ...more
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
Thoughts on My Soul to Lose
Honestly speaking, Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series has been on my TBR list for a long time and I finally decided to give it a shot and read it! I'm glad to have picked up Volume #1 because the book contains the prequel, the very first book and second book in the series which absolutely works for me really well!

For me, My Soul to Lose was pretty exciting to discover about who Kaylee may be and it sounded really creepy and frightening at first when you have no an
I read the first story in this and quit. which I like the idea behind it, I could NOT stand the whole teenage anger over nothing and acting all justified at 15. I did not fall in love with the characters but the premise of it all is great. Now if someone could write about banshees and reapers in adults, I will be all over that book like white on rice.
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.
Jamie Coudeville
I'm very glad I decided to check out this series. I liked this book a lot, more than I thought I would. I'll have to buy the next volume soon.
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!!!

Kelly Willcoxbrackeen

This story is the second time a book about a bunch of teenagers grabbed, enthralled, and excited me. The supernatural world in this book made my heart race while breaking it at the same time. Filled with surprises, this book opens up a new world filled with tragedy, love, and strength. The characters possess both darkness and light, strength and weakness, love and beautiful flaws. Definitely worth the money if you buy it by the volume, not by the individual story. You must start at the b
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
This was so good, I can't believe it.
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
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Soul Screamers (7 books)
  • My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)
  • My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)
  • My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
  • My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)
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