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My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  16,043 ratings  ·  882 reviews

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them. Until something does.

Demon’s breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2010)
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There are no specific spoilers in this review, but I assume you've read the first two books (or don't mind and read this anyway) but I don't know exactly how much vague information you want to about this book before you've read it. So I warned you, keep that in mind.

Please hold me. I feel like somebody came in, grabbed me and swept me off my feet, made me feel warm on the inside while he whispered everything I wanted to hear into my ear and so much more, and then suddenly I'm being dropped on my

BR with little Amy :D

The best installment of The Soul Screamers so far!!! Darker, sexier, scarier!

More Netherworld, more Avari, more demon breath. I just wish there was a little more Tod!!!!

I like Kaylee, she's an ok heroine. Not annoying, not stupid, just the right amount of naive.

If I thought Nash couldn't possibly piss me off more, I was wrong. His lies and betrayal will be difficult to forgive, I hope.

Tod... *swoon*

My right foot snagged in the hem of Sophie’s dress and one hand went automa
It was brought to my attention recently that each of these books in the series represent one of the seven Deadly Sins. Obviously, this book is about Greed. Everyone gets hooked in Demon’s Breath, the epic and highly dangerous drug of the Netherworld, and once again it is up to Kaylee to save a whole bunch of people that don’t give a damn about her. She also struggles with the fact that her boyfriend is a douche. I am Nash, I want sex, I want drugs, blah blah blah, me me me.

I have to admit that t
Inspired Kathy
Wow did this book bring out the emotions in me. Seriously I was fuming mad when I got to the end of this book. This is what I wrote as I finished the book:

"Dear Nash,

You are lower than pond scum! Seriously - you suck! Some things should be unforgivable! I'm sure Kaylee will ultimately forgive you but I'm not sure how you can possibly redeem yourself in my eyes."

Make sure you have book #4 on hand so you can begin it as soon as you finish this one. It was midnight when I finished but there was no
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Ok so after reading this book I am completely in love with Tod his character becomes much more human in it. I cried through the last chapter but it did leave me a bit confused. I will not post spoilers for the people who haven't read it yet. All I can say is WOW and I can't wait for the next book :)
Kristi-The Book Faery
First Impressions: When I finished My Soul to Keep, the third installment in the Soul Screamers series, I realized that I had hardly moved for the last half of the book! I also realized that Rachel not only created a brilliant piece of dark fiction but she also touched on many real issues that teens/adult’s face in today’s world.

My Reflections: Kaylee has been through more than her fair share of horror. Born a Bean Sidhe, motherless and with an absentee father she’s had to survive being institu
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When the first two books of this series originally came out I read them right away, though for some weird reason, I never got around to reading this book until a few days ago, but I had read many reviews of it and basically knew the majority of the plot line. I think that had I not known what was going to occur in this book before reading it, I wouldn't have picked up on all of the un-Nash-like behaviour to the extent that I did and had I not known what was going to occ
You know what? I don't even need to review this. This rant doesn't have to have any effort on my part in order to get my point across. I am pretty sure within the next thirty seconds you will understand exactly why I could not get past page 36.

All I'm going to do is paste quotes from the book here. Keep in mind that all of these are taken from only pages 7 to 15, No further.

"Nash leaned against my car, flashing that smile I couldn't resist. The one that made his dimples stand out and his eyes s
My Soul to Keep deals with the issue of drug abuse, but if you're worried it will be a preachy Very Special Episode type of story, worry no more. Rachel Vincent raises the book above that level -- both by allowing the damage to strike very close to home for Kaylee and by placing the issue in an enthralling plot -- so that it never feels like a simplistic "drugs are bad, mmmkay" fable.

In My Soul to Save, Vincent introduced readers to Demon's Breath, a sought-after intoxicant among the denizens of
The Flooze

My Soul to Keep, the third book in the Soul Screamers series, was an improvement over book two. However, I was still frustrated with both the main character and the general plot until the halfway point.

Vincent showed shades of Richelle Mead by liberally bashing me over the head with clue-by-fours. By the second chapter, I’d already developed strong suspicions about who might be involved in the Netherworld drug scheme (yes, all of those suspicions came true). Constantly foreshadowing plot
So far this has been my least favorite of the "Soul screamers" books....
For some reason I just couldn't get into the beginning. Maybe it was Nash's "problem" completely changing his character and the dynamics between Kaylee and him. Maybe it was just a slow starter. Maybe it was just the whole Demon breath thing???? Kaylee got on my nerves just a bit though...
I did stick it out though. And, I have to say I ended up enjoying the late middle/end. I love Tod even more now than ever. I still want t
Am I the only one thinking Tod acts like he cares about Addy and Kaylee, but not about his own brother? He didn't even flinch when he found out that Nash is on drugs and that Avari kidnapped him. He's scared for what Avari is doing to Addy, but he doesn't care what the hellion does to Nash.
What kind of a big brother takes his brother to Netherworld and doesn't asks him what he wants to do there?
Tod is so creepy. He's always there when Nash and Kaylee are making out, but never around when, for
Laura (midorireads)
This series is getting pretty intense!! (Can you tell by my adding an extra exclamation point?)
Kaylee and Nash have now been dating for awhile, and things seem to be going relatively well in regards to their relationship and life in general. That is, until the two realize that several of the guys they know have been using Demon's Breath, a strong narcotic for those with non-human blood, but deadly to those who actually are human. So in this installment of the series, Kaylee and Nash work togethe
I think this was the most disappointing book so far in the series. Tod is rapidly becoming my favorite character but there was so little of him in this book. Once he came back into play, I wanted to keep reading simply because he was involved. Nash's character really disturbed me because in this book compared to the others he had a completely different personality. To me it was almost like she was writing about another character entirely just with Nash's body. I realize that was her intention bu ...more
Leah (Jane Speare)
When I hit the "I'm finished" button for this book I truly meant it. I'm finished with this book, and series all together, I can't stand it anymore and it's not worth my reading time. I can see why these books are popular but they're just not for me. I don't want to rant unreasonably but..

The idea of banshees is wonderful and unique, but when you stick it in a high school and have underlying everyday high school problems with a paranormal just loses the charm. Anyone know of other boo
Rip my heart out, why don’t you Rachel???

Why? Why in God’s name did I decide to reread this? It’s been almost a year since I’ve first read this and so far I haven’t managed to get over it. Whenever I saw this book somewhere I was reminded of how much I was hurting while reading it and how it left me depressed for days after I had finished it. I don’t know why I felt the need to stick my finger into this particularly nasty old wound. And rub salt in it. And pour alcohol all over it. And then set
A month has passed since the Addy and Regan incident. Strange things started to happen at a party when Dough crashes Kaylee's car around a mailbox. Kaylee smells his breath and realizes that it's Demon's Breath. How he got it, she doesn't know. Soon, another member of the team, Scott, starts to act crazy with hallucinations and hearing voices. After trying to get Kaylee to take him to the Netherworld and that fails, he then gets sent to the hospital for going crazy. At the next party, Kaylee and ...more
Well, well what a turn around. My Soul to Keep certainly is the best installment of the series so far. Its darker, scarier, deeper and full of mystery and heart break. Perfect October read.

First of all, though I have to rant on about the highly annoying and unfair attitude of darling Kaylee towards Tod. Ahem, hello? The guy is always there to help them, even though hes putting his life (death?) on a line. Still, every time something goes wrong hes the first to blame. While for others means ju
sunset shimmer
I'm disliking Nash more and more, yet my fondness with Tod is growing. ;o

Numero Uno! What the actual Hell was Nash thinking? I mean, really?! Really?!! You know how dangerous this stuff is! You know what it can do to you! You are seeing what it is doing to your friends…as you use it! You, my dear bean sidhe, are an idiot of Netherworld proportions. IDIOT! Why on earth would Kaylee forgive you? You used her! You let a hellion use her body to sell you Netherdrugs. What is wrong with you???? And then you want forgiveness. She had better not. She r
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With many series there comes a point where an author has two choices: to let the characters/story get into a rinse and repeat cycle where nothing ever changes and the books just sort of reset each time; or to let the series build to impossibly higher stakes where each book has to have bigger battles than the one before. Then there are the authors who choose to take the big risk of throwing their characters (and readers) a huge curve ball that
Aug 01, 2010 Heidi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for good paranormal ya fiction.
Recommended to Heidi by: the author
My Ratings

Plot: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Originality of Plot: 5/5
Characters Development: 5/5
Ending: 5/5
Cover Art: 5/5

Overall: 34/35 = 97%

Series Info

MY SOUL TO TAKE is the 3rd book in Rachel Vincent’s YA Soul Screamers Series. Kaylee Cavanaugh is just your everyday high school student, except she was a bean sidhe (banshee). Along with her boyfriend Nash, who is also a bean sidhe, and his brother Tod, the reaper, Kaylee is coming to grips with her powers and her tie to the Netherworld.

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vivienne summer
As with so many novels of late, the writing per se leaves a lot to be desired. However, one cannot deny Rachel Vincent has great stories to tell.

Throughout the series, i've appreciated its dedication to keeping the world, the conflicts alive rather than using them as a mere backdrop (or worse, an excuse) for the characters relationships to resemble development. But Vincent just went right ahead and blew expectations up, in a way that worked for Soul Screamers.

I cannot recall any of the newer ad
This is officially my favorite book in the Soul Screamers series. It takes place a month after the last book and it is full of action and intense emotion. Rachel has a way of making Kaylee's experiences mirror the experiences of what may happen to a typical teen. The Netherworld has opened up the door to things Kaylee never knew were possible, and this book proves just that. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that I am thrilled that the boyfriend (Nash) is not perfect. Every rela ...more
If you haven't read any of Rachel Vincent's SoulScreamers series, then you are seriously missing out. Young & old alike can find a lot to enjoy in this series. For the adults, there's well written plot lines, great characters & for the younger readers there's just as much to love. They get to enjoy all of the stuff that the adults would like but they also have the joy of knowing that at no point does this book "write down" to them. As a teen I'd often get irritated at the overly perfect ...more
Angela  M
I so love this unique series. The idea of bean sidhes, reapers, the Netherworld, proxys, Demon's Breath as a drug, it's all so new and refreshing. It was so enjoyable to dive into this world again. I've really come to love the characters of these books, and really connect with all of them on one level or another. Kaylee is a strong teen voice that is vulnerable and yet she manages to save the day over and over again. Nash is a great male lead, you really connect with the relationship and feeling ...more
Dopo aver letto il secondo libro della serie mi aveva assalito il dubbio che anche i libri successivi sarebbero stati più lenti rispetto all'inizio avvincente ed emozionante del primo libro. Ma fortunatamente questo non è il caso.
La trama è stata organizzata alla perfezione, rendendo il libro emozionante e mai scontato.
I personaggi si evolvono, crescono e affrontano problemi concreti e tematiche sentimentali. Il mondo dei bean sidhe si evolve ed entrano a far parte nuove e misteriose creature,
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
For some reason I'm not really into this series but certain scenes throughout are worth the effort. Those scenes in this one were between Nash and Kaylee after the big revelation. Their relationship gets complicated in a very bad way. I cheered when Tod punched Nash but if I'd have been Kaylee he would've received a good beating with my own two fists and feet. Not only was she lied to but she was betrayed in the most intimate of ways, and I despised her a little for leaving the door open for a p ...more
Jannat Bhat ( Obsessive Compulsive Reader)
My Soul to Keep is the third novel in Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series. In the previous two books, Kaylee and Nash met, fell in love and realised the lengths they would go to prove their love for each other. Without giving away the plot, My Soul to Keep is a whole different matter as Nash fundamentally betrays Kaylee and her character is tested to the limit as she must overcome her shock and pain to push forward nevertheless and save the lives of Nash and her father.
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A resident of Oklahoma, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with
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Other Books in the Series

Soul Screamers (7 books)
  • My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)
  • My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)
  • My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)
  • If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)
  • Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)
  • With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)

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“I got swirling eyes and the capacity to shatter windows with my bare voice. Tod got teleportation and invisibility. The supernatural world is so far from fair.” 189 likes
“But more than any of that, I was thankful for the possibility he'd shown me: that a man really could love a woman enough that he'd do anything to protect her. That's how much Tod loved Addy.

That's how much I wanted Nash to love me.”
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