Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

(summary from goodreads)

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 school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

Review: DIFFERENT! That's what I thought when I read this book. It's DIFFERENT!  Wait, Kathryn, are you saying their aren't any werewolves or vampires? BLASPHEMY! Is it possible to read a paranormal YA book these days without there being two mythical creatures vying for our protagonist's heart? This book answers with a yes, yes there is such a book.

Banshees are probably something that everyone's heard of but don't really know what they are. Thus comes the originality of this book. It wasn't the same werewolf/vampire book. It was something new and different. 

I loved the plot and the characters. The idea of people dying before their time definitely makes for a good mystery. Kaylee also added to the mystery what with her unknown ability. And here come into play the two thing I loved (most) about this book. (1) Kaylee did research on what was happening to her. She didn't wait around for someone to tell her. She went and looked. (2) I'm getting kind of tired of the "girl has no idea of their power, but then they know and all of a sudden they start using said power" plot. Kaylee had her ability, and was using it, albeit unknowingly, long before she knew what it was.

I am a fan of a good love triangle, but sometimes a line is enough (and who said I wouldn't use geometry in life? Ha!). Since this book was more centered around Kaylee and the mystery of the dying girls a triangle would probably have been too much going on. That being said, I really liked Nash. He was very well written. However, I think it's kind of strange how he went from not even knowing Kaylee to absolutely needing to talk to her. 

Overall, though, this was a wonderfully written book with a fresh plot and a surprising end. 

1 comment:

Marce said...

I have this on my kindle, I should read it, great review.


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