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Soul Screamers Volume One (Soul Screamers 0.5, 1, 2)

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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
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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
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Kim
May 25, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing
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
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Tom
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
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Jen
Feb 17, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it
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
Demo
Sep 25, 2011 Demo rated it it was ok
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
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Jennifer Lynn
I wanted to be able to rate this book higher because there are a lot of positives to it. The storyline is unique in that the author tackles the myths of Banshees- real name Bean Sidhes- which while I have known generally about have never read much else about them. The spins of a male counterpart being necessary along with the Banshee scram to putting souls back in people's bodies led to interesting possibilities. My favorite character is Tod, a grim reaper who is the brother to Nash, the main ch ...more
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YA Mythological.

This book was actually three books and each book affected me differently. I suspect the first book was written after the other two books because some of the details didn’t add up when I was reading them. And throughout the rest of the books I kept wondering what happened to some of the characters from the first and second books. That stuck out in my mind.

The plotline itself was very original to me. I am a big fan of mythology books but the
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Crystal
Apr 04, 2012 Crystal rated it it was amazing
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
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
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ashlee
May 04, 2012 ashlee rated it it was amazing
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
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Lily Poo
Nov 06, 2015 Lily Poo rated it it was amazing
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
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Andrea
Oct 20, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it
My Soul To Lose
This is a great introduction to the Soul Screamers series. It gets you interested, but at the same time doesn't divulge any pertinent information.

Vincent introduces us to the main players of the series, well all but two anyway, and to Kaylee's affliction. (I'm not really sure what else to call it.) Kaylee has the knack for detecting when somebody around her is going to die. She doesn't know how or when exactly, but knows that it will be soon, within minutes usually. Unfortunat
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April
My Soul to Lose ~
Oh wow I am hooked!! What a great way to get me into the story. Loads of intrigue and so many unanswered questions it would be impossible for me not to jump to the first book in the series!!

Really like able and engaging characters, even though you only get to meet a few. Kaylee is so like-able she draws you in from the start. Really endearing and spirited.

Can't wait to see what it is that is causing her panic attacks.

My Soul to Take ~
This could easily become a favorite series!!
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Daniel
Nov 01, 2011 Daniel rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Jackie
Ok here's the thing.... It took a long time for me to 'like' Rachel Vincent's Shifter series but I ended up loving it in the end . The issue I had with her writing was the lack of substance and lengthy banters. It seemed that My Soul to Lose has a bit of that going on but I hope I will end up 'liking' Soul Screamers as well

My Soul to Lose mostly takes place in a Psych Ward at Lakeside Hospital.
My Soul to Take was fucking grueling
My Soul To Save It's taking me almost a year to finish Volume 1 of
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Tracy
May 21, 2013 Tracy rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 01, 2014 Michele at A Belle's Tales rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 02, 2012 Tangled Speculation rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, 2stupid2live
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
DMG Byrnes
Mar 05, 2016 DMG Byrnes rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like these three tales from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent more than I did. I became a fan of Rachel Vincent’s work after reading The Masquerade, and even though it was adult whereas Soul Screamers is YA, I cannot help but feel that that is not the only difference.

I loved the idea of a novel delving into bean sidhes, or banshees, particularly adding the male component. The descriptions were often evocative and beautifully written, a gift of Vincent’s show cased i
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Madison Mendez
Jan 30, 2016 Madison Mendez rated it really liked it
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Soul Screamers Volume One by Rachel Vincent was an amazing book, it’s a prequel, and 2 books in one! It was nothing like I had ever read before, it was a very original book with a really unique idea. This book is about a girl who finds out she is bean sidhe (a bean sidhe is an Irish folklore.) This book starts of with a short - My Soul to Lose. A lot happened in this short and it sort of introduces the readers onto what is ha
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Oliviawebb
May 10, 2014 Oliviawebb rated it really liked it
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
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Emily Jepsen
Jun 25, 2015 Emily Jepsen rated it liked it
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
Jennifer
Aug 11, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviews
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
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Queenielyn
Aug 14, 2015 Queenielyn rated it liked it
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
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Brittany
Nov 05, 2014 Brittany rated it did not like it
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.
Lissa
Nov 28, 2015 Lissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mixed feelings- details hint at spoilers

I like the premise of the story, but kept getting hung up on some of the continuity errors between the prequel and the other stories. The details that led to Kaylee's hospital stay for one. Also errors within pages of each other, like Tod being dead for two years, then being punished by staying at the nursing home for an extra three years before being "promoted". Obviously that math doesn't add up. As I said, I enjoyed reading the books, but every time one
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Darlene
I’m just going to mark this as DNF.
It’s not that I didn’t like it per say...it’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.
Natasha
May 27, 2016 Natasha rated it it was amazing
This the first omnibus in the soul screamers series and i had previous read the first two books and not really finished the rest, you know distractions. I saw these pretty cover and wanted them immediately, got right into it again more so then before. Kaylee is a soul screamer and is angry to why her family never told her until her dad comes back and fills her in on their past with their mother who sadly died when kaylee was three. Nash is popular who just happens to find what kaylee is and they ...more
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  • My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)
  • My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
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“Harmony glanced to her left, and my gaze followed hers to the living room, where my aunt had died, my cousin had been restored, and I’d whacked a psychotic grim reaper with a cast-iron skillet. Weirdest. Tuesday. Ever.” 0 likes
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