Book Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Horror washed over me in a devastating wave of intuition. My throat closed. I choked on a scream of terror. My glass slipped from my hand and shattered on the floor. The red-headed dancer squealed and jumped back as ice-cold soda splattered her, me, Nash, and the man on the stool to my left. But I barely noticed the frigid liquid, or the people staring at me.
I only saw the girl, and the dark, translucent shadow that had enveloped her.
“Kaylee?” Nash tilted my face up so our eyes met. His were full of concern…
I wanted to tell him…something. Anything. But if I opened my mouth, the scream would rip free, and then anyone who wasn’t already looking at me would turn to stare. They’d think I’d lost my mind.
Maybe they’d be right.

Read an excerpt

Kaylee Cavanaugh can sense when people are going to die–and as long as she’s near that person, she has the overwhelming urge to scream a throat-tearing scream. She doesn’t know if she’s going crazy or not, but one of the hottest guys at school seems to know more about her screams than she does, and he’s not running in the opposite direction. But when her classmates start dropping dead for no reason, only Kaylee knows who will be next.

I went into this book not knowing what Kaylee’s “secret” was (aka why she knows when people are going to die), which was quite refreshing. For once, a back cover of a paranormal romance that doesn’t reveal everything! It made it more fun when I found out, that’s for sure. So I’m not going to tell you. (And don’t go to Rachel Vincent’s website if you want it to stay a surprise.)

I like the world Vincent’s set up in this book. It was unique and interesting. And the exploration of death and when people are “supposed” to die and such were way interesting. I liked it. And I was surprised many times throughout the book. Perhaps other people could figure it out, but I didn’t. When new information was revealed, though, it all made sense. It wasn’t just a surprise for surprise sake.

Hmm…I’m feeling like I can’t quite do this review justice. I’ve read a lot of paranormal romances lately, and while they are fun reads, I’m kind of burnt out. The guy is hot, the romance is sizzling, the climax is exciting, and all in all, I enjoyed the story. Now I need to go read something NOT paranormal.

*news about my soul to take*

Author connect: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook |
Sequels: My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2), My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3)

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Agent: Miriam Kriss from Irene Goodman Literary Agency

A Page from her Book: Kaylee is convinced she’s going crazy (before she knows the truth). Her struggle is wonderfully done–enough without overdoing it. If you have a character who is thinking she’s crazy before finding out something supernatural is happening, I suggest reading this book to see how Vincent does it.

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About Karen Krueger

I write for teens when I'm not chasing after two cute kids. I love to sing and eat cereal (though not at the same time), and I most certainly am not a vampire because I'm addicted to sunshine.
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