She doesn’t see dead people. She senses when some
one 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.
My Soul To Take is simply a promising start in the Soul Screamers series. Rachel Vincent has taken some of the best loved elements of the YA paranormal genre and given them a quirky and unusual twist. The result? Compulsively readable.
The main concept of this book are Banshees, which I’m sure everyone knows all about. In this case, we are looking at Rachel Vincent’s intriguing take on the Irish-Celtic myth of the bean sidhes, pronounced ‘banshees’, also known as ‘woman of the faeries’. In the Soul Screamers series, a female bean sidhe wails when somebody nearby is close to death. However, there are also male bean sidhes who mythology didn’t know about. Together, female and male bean sidhes can do fantastic things, which I won’t be telling you about because it’s a pretty interesting section when Kaylee learns about her heritage and I’m not going to ruin that for you.
Kaylee’s character is awesome! It’s the kind of character that is very easy to connect with. She’s no goody two shoes, which we see from the very first page as underage, her and her friend Emma sneak into a night club through the back door. Yet she’s neither popular or entirely unpopular either.
The story had lots of good twists and turns. It wasn’t really possible to predict what was going on, what was going to happen and why these girls were dying all over town for no reason. So as things were revealed it was surprise after surprise and then there was a major surprise and I loved that I didn’t see it coming at all!
I’m off to grab the sequel and here’s to hoping that the rest of the series will be just as amazing.
“The worst memories stick with us, while the nice ones always seem to slip through our fingers.”
“…don’t judge your future based on others’ mistakes.”
“Great. “So not only am I not-human, but Death is my arch foe?” Who, me? Panic? “Anything else you want to tell me, while we’re confessing?”