My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers 0.5)
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patie...more
The Plot - It's original, really original. Kaylee has a secret that no one knows. When she is near someone that is going to die she screams. Not just an 'I broke my foot scream' but a really, really 'tear up your throat scream'.
The Characters - This is a short story, so I couldn't know much of them. Nevertheless, it was enough to know that Keilee is a teen with some really dark secret and has to hide or else she'll be in deep shit....more
Four stars: A gripping prequel that will leave you screaming for more!
Kaylee and her best friend, Emma, chatter excitedly as they peruse the packed mall. Happily, they shop, making plans for the big homecoming dance. Without warning Kaylee begins to tremble and sweat as panic and fear assault her senses. Deep inside she can feel the scream beginning to swell, building and pushing to break free to pierce the air. Desperate, Kaylee gasps for Emma to help her. Quickly, the two girls...more
It's been a while since I've read book 1 of this series, so I thought using the prequel as a refresher course might be a good idea. Eh, not really. I thought this was an okay read, but I don't think it was absolutely necessary either.
I'd say skip this and go right to book 1, then come back and read the preque...more
Goodreads summary: "It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaug...more
After having this series for a long time I finally decided to pick it up and start it. I did read the first book in this series, My Soul to Take, last year but never got around to reading the others so decided to start it again from the prequel.
Kaylee is having a normal day shopping at the Mall with her best friend Emma. But then she feels the dreaded feeling that causes her to scream uncontrollably. Waking up in a mental hospital, Kaylee knows that she is not cr...more
What I thought about it:
When I decided to join the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge to finally start this series, I thought it would be a good idea to read the novellas and novels in the right order and start with My Soul to Lose. I definitely didn't regret this decision, because this little novella was a perfect introduction into the series.
While we don't get to know many characters, reading this was a good way to get to know the main character Kaylee and witness how she strug...more
Ms. Vincent is a first-time author for me, and I'm really glad I got this book. I like the cover a lot too. It's a really short piece - only about 53 pages, and what a 53 pages it was!
I was completely intrigued the entire time I was reading it.
Kaylee knows she can't scream because something bad will happen. The one time she does scream, it's so horrific she ends up in a psychiatric facility. One inmate there seems to know what...more
My first introduction to the Soul Screamers series was an audiobook of My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #1) that I found free on Audible. I loved it and quickly downloaded My Soul to Tak...more
I'm actually glad I read My Soul to Take first. This could have been a prologue to that book but I liked not knowing what was in this book when I read My Soul to Take. I think you can honestly go either way, read this first or the book first but I would recommend reading My Soul to Take first.
There is really nothing more I can say that won't be a spoiler. A must read for Soul Screamers fans.
Rating: 4 Stars - Great Book
Content: language, innue...more
She has a rather wry sense of humor and when her aunt sends her some clothes to the mental health institute, Kaylee puts on the clothes. Later, she notices that the sweatsuit is made of a sparkly material. She comments to herself: "Great. I'm psychotic an...more
Kaylee is a character that you automatically sympathize with. The scenario is set and you have no choice but to keep reading. This is a really quick read and easy to finish in one sitting. You get to know just a couple of the characters, but that’s enough. The author leaves you with just the ri...more
Prequel to the Soul Screamers series
Kaylee Cavanaugh was supposed to just have a normal day shopping at the mall, but a panic attack took over and she couldn’t stop screaming. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a psych hospital. As she tries to convince everyone she is fine, another patient seems to be curious about who she is. My first audiobook! I would say it was a success. I didn’t love My Soul to Lose but I really en...more
For a novella, this was fricken amazing. How weird is it that on page 19, i was on the edge of my seat, flipping like a maniac?
I got a copy of this in the Soul Screamers Volume 1, but i have decided to review each one of the books seperately. But after finishing My soul to lose , i was SO excited to get started with the actual first book in the series, its just so damn good. The concept is amazing & a breathe of fresh air to YA.
I really loved Ly...more
I don't want to go into much detail about what happens as it would be very easy to give spoilers for a short story so I'll just say that as a prequ...more
Der Prequel zu der “Soul Screamers”-Serie erzählt die Geschichte von Kaylees Aufenthalt in der Psychiatrie. Ihr Ziel ist es, so schnell wie möglich daraus zu kommen. Schli...more
The pace of My Soul to Lose is a little slow for such a short story, but it definitely kept my attention all the way through. I wasn’t sure at all how a story about a girl that screams when people are about to die would keep me hooked, but...more
Kaylee and her family think she is crazy. She gets these "panic attacks" for seemingly no reason. But there is something fishy going on. If she is able to get away from the area, she can usually calm back down. But one day she can't get away...more
It’s basically a telling of the hospital incident that’s brought up a few times in MSTT. It’s mentioned, but never really explained.. so I felt like I was part of the loop when reading book one.. “ Oh yeah, I remember when that happened. “
Which is probably part of the...more
Anyway, I'm now onto book #1 of the series, so I better leave this here. I will say that I'm actually reading "volume 1", which includes this prequel and also books 1&2, bu...more
I only found out about this book after I read the synopsis from My Soul to Take. Since I haven't read that book, I figured, why not start with the prequel and see if it still seems interesting afterward.
I am so glad to have read this! My Soul to Lose had such an interesting concept, and it's a fantastic way to start off a series. Usually I'm weary about reading short stories. They sometimes have a tendency to be just a bunch of random ideas condensed into a 50 to 100 pag...more
"After supper, Aunt Val and Uncle Brendon walked through the door next to the nurses' station, both empty-handed; they'd had to empty their pockets and turn over Aunt Val's purse to the security guard. That way I wouldn't be tempted to try to kill anyone with her lip gloss and travel-size pack of tissues."
followed a page later by
"[Aunt Val's] voice broke, and she pulled a tissue from her purse to blot tears before they smudged her mascara."
A resident of San Antonio, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace wi...more
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