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My Soul to Keep

(Soul Screamers #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  19,238 ratings  ·  961 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 breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But ho
Paperback, 296 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen (first published May 18th 2010)
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Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Maggie ☘
*2,3/5 stars*

“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.”

Well, this series is just more and more disappointing. I really wanted to loved this after the promising first book, and it's not all gloom and doom, but I can't overlook the angsty teen-drama, the horrible love interest (I'm seriously starting to hate the name Nash now tbh.) and it just seems all flat to me. I quite li

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 auto
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
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)
May 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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 :) ...more
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
***May contain spoilers***

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
Nov 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Reading this book was like watching some paranormal telenovela.

Nash, here's a message to you...

shady boots
I'm disliking Nash more and more, yet my fondness with Tod is growing. ;o ...more
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
Mar 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 23, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and I will hopefully soon be buying all the books that Rachel has written so far.
May 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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Apr 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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60 points/100 (3 ¼ stars) [revised from 5 stars].

There is a new drug going around. Demon breath can't just kill you and drive you insane, it can put your soul in jeopardy. When a group of her schoolmates come up addicted, Kaylee Cavanaugh knows she has to make them stop using it, or else she'll lose them forever. She has to protect her friends, at any cost.

My Soul to Keep is a slightly better read than My Soul to Save. T
Leah (Jane Speare)
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
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
Sep 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: para-other
The Good: Tod is becoming a much more compelling character. He seems to be growing into his role and becoming a better person, in sharp contrast to his brother. I really enjoyed the Demon's Breath/drug angle of the book and how that played out with involving the students at Kaylee's school.

The Bad: Kaylee conveniently forgets crucial details on a regular basis. It drags the books out, ridiculous when they're so short as it is. Any reader even halfway paying attention will completely remember the
Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
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
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Okay so in analyzing that summary, Kaylee is not addicted to her boyfriend, fyi. (I personally hate it when summaries are exaggerated)

I have a feeling that each of these books deals with one of the seven deadly sins. This book references Greed and how the Demon of Greed, Avari getting pawns and demons breath to the human world, a dangerous drug to humans.There is more Netherworld

The ending broke my heart. My OTP is end g
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
So suffice it to say that my big thought on this book is WTF, Nash?! He knew the dangers and rather than get help, let himself get addicted to Demon's Breath. I mean, I get it. It happens with real teens and drugs every day, and in that way, it is kind of relatable. But using Kaylee (again, relatable for people with that issue) was awful because I was totally rooting for them. Of course his comments about sex didn't help (see highlights). Tod saved the book for me. Not that it was bad bad, but I ...more
Aug 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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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Chelsea Kumer
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Oct 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 characte ...more
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Wow, what a ride My Soul to Keep was. After reading My Soul to Save I was a little bit disappointed that is wasn't as good book one but Rachel Vincent is definitely back.

In this instalment we see Kaylee go through a whole new challenge. When her friends at school get a hold of the deadly Demon's Breath, they soon start becoming addicts and of course Kaylee takes it upon herself to try and sort out the problem. With the help of Nash and Tod, Kaylee battles through the Neverworld yet again but wh
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Okay, sometimes I am wrong about characters, I mean take Nash for instance. I was really starting to like him, I mean swoon worthy like, but now? Now, not so much.

Can I just say that he was kind of a jerk in this book?

Okay, okay, there were some issues there, I get that. And without giving too much away, I still think he could have handled things so much better.

In fact, I think I might want to smack him. He knows better.

*sigh* Stupid boys.

I will say this though, I love Tod even more now. I alway
This book definitely solidifies how much I don't like Nash. Even rereading, and knowing exactly whats coming, makes his betrayal of Kaylee that much worse.

I can understand part of it. Addiction is no fuckin' joke. But Nash's inability to reach out to anyone kills me. The lying and manipulating everyone with his powers is even worse. I just cant believe he would even sell his emotions from his memories with Kaylee to get high. That was where the line was drawn and he was irredeemab
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, read-in-2010
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
Jannat Bhat
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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“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.” 183 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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