My Soul to Take
She doesn't see dead people, but she senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in...more
At first I was a bit suspicious, because well... it's not like Nash noticed Kaylee before, so I didn't really know where the sudden interest comes from. But my suspicion faded pretty quickly, ahem.
But of course, Kaylee is beautiful, but doesn't know it... And I can see where this thing with Tod is going... ( ...more
Do you love Meg Cabot's Shadowland series?
Can't get enough of Noah Shaw in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer?
Love YA contemporary or light-hearted YA urban fantasy?
Love two hot brothers along the lines of Stefan and Damon, only more along the lines of Noah Shaw (much better than Stefan) and Damon Salvatore (albeit white hair instead)?
Read this book.
Seriously. If you liked what I ...more
I absolute LOATHED this book. So many of my friends rated this book quite highly, which compelled me into wanting to like this, too.
Yeah, well, that didn't work out.
I stuck out until the end, in hope I would find SOME redeeming qualities. There were none.
The characters are one-dimensional. They have names, alright, but that's about it. They have a ...more
I liked this book. I really liked it.
I’m not sure if that’s because I hated Stray so much (which I ATTEMPTED to read directly before this one—don’t do it, trust me) or if it’s because this book is really that good. Based on the glowing notes I took, I’m leaning towards the latter.
I recommend this book to readers who:
1. Are sick of hating main characters
2. Are sick of main chara ...more
Overall ratings of the series:
1. My Soul to Take ★★★☆☆ (3.5/5 stars)
2. My Soul to Save ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars)
3. My Soul to Keep ★★☆☆☆ (2.5/5 stars)
4. My Soul to Steal ★★☆☆☆ (1.75/5 stars) *grrrr*
5. If I Die ★★★★☆ (4.5/5 stars) *my heart my love!!!*
6. Before I Wake ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars)
7. With All My Soul ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars)
I had my ups and downs with the series (as you may have noticed) but came to really really love the series - and the characters, the romance ...more
Tod Hudson - Be still my heart....
As for My Soul to Take, I had trouble focusing on the plot because I spent most of the time either fawning over Tod or waiting for him to show up again.
From what I remember, the book is fairly short and feels like an introduction, nothing more. The climax of the plot felt more like a little bump in the road. I guess that just means I have to keep going with the series. ...more
I couldn't put this book down, it was just the fix I needed to feed my YA addiction. I love how unique Kaylee's story is, it really pops in comparison to the hoard of para ya out there. Most importantly the world building was freaking brilliant, the characters were engaging and believable, and the romantic aspects were age appropriate.
And then there was Todd *sighs*, me likey Todd ; ).
Second date talk....
This book wasn't very original when it came to paranormal YA. Most of the book was spent with the heroine asking questions. The heroine also asked the wrong questions, or unimportant questions first. The heroine needed to get her priorities straight. I could go on for pages and point out where the book failed me, but the points below are instances in the first half of the book that annoyed me:
• The hero is the hot/popular guy at school who is also coincidentally a man-whore.
This was an interesting start to a new series. The whole premise of soul screamers is very original and unique amongst the throng of ya paranormal novels. The beginning was slow, but with the amount of back story that Rachel had to do, it was almost inevit ...more
It's been way too long since as series of books kept me u ...more
Kaylee Cavanaugh is a junior in high school who has felt the urge to scream uncontrollably on a few occasions, which she believes are panic attacks. Living with her seemingly oblivious aunt and uncle and her popular cousin, she fee ...more
My Soul to Take is about a girl named Kaylee, who gets very unusual panic attacks. Sometimes she can see a shadow that wraps around any random person that makes Kaylee want to have a gut wrenching scream, see, she knows when this happens that the person is about to die.
Not understanding what is going on and believing she isn't crazy no matter what people think, Kaylee gets some help from someone she never would have dreamed, the gorgeous Nash. With his help Kaylee will finally underst ...more
I loved this book, I thought it was amazing. I always enjoy original storylines and I thought the storyline of this book is definitely original and not something I have read before. I loved that we got to see the characters grow a lot in this book.
This book is amazing for a number of reasons. I finally relate to the setting. I have read countless urban fantasy books and I always wanted a story set close to where I live. The story feels more real.
The concept is unique. It deals with death, souls and bean sidhe. Kaylee knows when someone is going to die when she screams. She predicts death yet she can't stop it. Her screams are ear spitting to humans but music to ma ...more
I really liked this book. It was fast paced and a refreshing read. It was a unique concept that sucked me in quickly.
The chemistry was their between Kaylee and Nash and they were both great characters, but the stand out c ...more
I wanna make sweet looove with Tod. *sings like Chef*
I love that he is a smartass,angry and rude all the time. ...more
This book has been a favorite of mine since I was a teen. I love it to pieces, therefore be warned: I may be slightly biased in my review.
Things that make this novel different:
1. The book features Bean Sidhe (Banshee) from Irish folklore.
2. Parents in this book are actually very significant to the story.
3. The MC voluntarily involves her uncle into the issue instead of trying to handle it all by herself.
4. The MC actually has a spin ...more
16-year-old Kaylee has a secret, she knows when someone close by is going to die, and has this irrepressible urge to scream at the top of her lungs.
This wouldn’t usually be too much of a problem, but suddenly teen girls are dropping down dead for no obvious reason, and Kaylee knows that her aunt and uncle are keeping something secret from her – something about her and her life.
Who is killing these girls? Why does Kaylee feel the need to scream when someone is ...more
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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 ...more
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My dad nodded. “He was an arrogant little demon.”
“So what happened?” I asked.
“I punched him.”
For a moment, we stared at him in silence. “You punched the reaper?” I asked, and my hand fell from the strainer onto the edge of the sink.
“Yeah.” He chuckled at the memory, and his grin brought out one of my own. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen my father smile. “Broke his nose.”