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Soul Screamers Volume One

(Soul Screamers #0.5, 1, 2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  3,818 ratings  ·  226 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
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
I bought this for my bookshelf. I regret it a lot as I don't even like the stories within it anymore. If someone wants to trade, let me know. ...more
May 19, 2015 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
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
Jan 23, 2015 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
My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5) Review - Reread April 2nd, 2019
Interesting look at Kaylee's first scream, and meeting Lydia.

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) Review - Reread April 2nd, 2019
Still pretty good! So fun to meet Nash, Tod, Harmony, Brendan, Sophie, and Emma again. And of course Kaylee. Good opening to the series. Perhaps drags too long on the big reveal. Lots of hints, but keeps you guessing until the end, as not much is known about the world. (view spoiler)
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
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was fun. Simple and easy books to get through. Could easily see myself flying through the rest of the series. Banshees aren't creatures I have read often so this was really interesting seeing how things work and all the abilities. It is missing something and can feel a little on the slow/boring side of things every now and then. But I still really enjoyed these first few books. I am glad I had this bind up because reading that prequel first helped when starting the first book and I couldn't ...more
Hương Trần
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
To be honest, I think Goodreads should also let readers give half a star for rating. Then, they won’t have to waste way too much time on considering whether 2 or 3 is the right one.

Since I’m quite old for this book, I don’t really enjoy the way the author built the main character image - I mean Kaylee (not Nash). She was way too ridiculous by getting grumpy to almost everyone whenever they told her the truth or convinced her not to do something stupid.

However, I’m quite into the plot and the twi
Apr 04, 2012 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
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
Oct 29, 2011 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
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: awesome-cover
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
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!!
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

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
Feb 21, 2012 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
Lily Poo
Feb 19, 2012 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
Mar 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
OMG, this book.Or actually these three books. The first one is a very short introduction of the main character. It also introduces an interesting second character that is never heard from again in the other two. The second book starts with meeting the love-interest and that romance just happens without ANY build-up. Actually, in all three books everything that happens has hardly any build-up. There is no emotional depth and all characters just walk through every incident like it's normal. the pl ...more
Jackie's Bookbytes
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 gruelling
My Soul To Save It's taking me almost a year to finish Volume 1 of wh
May 21, 2013 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
Tangled  Speculation
Jun 01, 2012 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
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.
Oct 31, 2014 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.
Feb 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Vol 1 was ok, Vol 2 was very bad. Didn't keep my attention. I wanted to quit reading but I pushed through until the end. The only likeable characters is the best friend and the boyfriend, all the others are bland. ...more
Aneta Bak
Dec 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Andrea Gurtler
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
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!!!

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.
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