Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Review: My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent

(summary from goodreads)

Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.

And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

Review: Like the previous books in the Soul Screamers series this book was amazing. This one definitely has a much more intense emotional aspect to it because things are getting much more difficult for Kaylee to handle, and Rachel does an amazing job of showing this.

The writing and pace of the book was wonderful. The writing flowed nicely and wasn't short and choppy. It was well paced and gave its characters time to develop.

I was disappointed with Kaylee in this book. In the previous books she was so strong and independent, but I felt like she was constantly flip flopping between what she was going to do about Nash. She can't tell him she needs time but then tell someone else to back off her boyfriend. I definitely liked Nash better in this book. He may not have won Kaylee's forgiveness, but he definitely won mine. I was also happy to see that Rachel introduced us to knew characters,  like Sabine, and went into detail on others, like Alec.  Although what Sabine did to Kaylee was cruel you could tell that she did it because she really did love Nash. I was so happy to see Tod back in action. He brought his humor to the book and he just might be my favorite character. 

The plot made for a very addictive read that was hard to put down. The problems between Kaylee and Nash made for an intense emotional roller coaster, but it was nicely balanced by the mystery of the student body and the suspicion surrounding Sabine.

Overall My Soul to Steal was an amazing addition to the Soul Screamers series and, since the ending didn't answer all of my questions about a certain couple I'm very much looking forward to the next and final in the series, If I Die.

Source: e-ARC from Harlequin Teen via NetGalley

Published: January 4, 2011 by Harlequin Teen

No comments:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...