January 5th, 2010

Review: My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, Book 2) by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, Book 2) by Rachel Vincent

Harlequin Teen (December 29, 2009)

288 pages, Young Adult

$9.99 (paperback, Amazon.com) $7.20 (Kindle, Amazon.com)

Procurement

I received this ARC from Harlequin Teen for review.

My Grade

Plot: 3

Setting: 4

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 3

Passion: 4

Overall: 24/30 = 80% = B

Cover/Title Bonus: 3

 


Series

 

  My Soul to Lose is available as a FREE download.

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, Book 1) by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, Book 2) by Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, Book 3) by Rachel Vincent

June 1, 2010

Summary (Amazon.com)

When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.

Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….

Plot

I wasn’t a fan of the plot in this addition to Rachel’s Soul Screamers series. I liked that we saw more of Tod but I was not a fan of the two new characters.

The plot advanced well and was written just fine but the installment just went somewhere I wasn’t expecting. Teen singers selling their souls to demons? I think it’s a great topic for teeny bopper teens but I just wasn’t thrilled enough by it.

Setting

As always Rachel excels at setting an awesome scene. I love when Kaylee, Tod, and Nash cross over to the “other world”. That place was just awesome! Want more!

Writing

I’m a HUGE Rachel Vincent fan. She doesn’t disappoint with her writing style in this installment. I just wasn’t a fan of the overall theme of this one.

There’s a scene written about lasagna that had me splitting seams! It was hilarious! :)

Originality

Soul Screamers. Enough said. :)

The plot was original but again, I wasn’t a huge fan of the teeny bopper soul selling singers. I had higher hopes for Kaylee and Nash. I want them to do something a bit more exciting. I want them to be as action packed as Faythe and Marc in the Shifter series minus the gore that they always seem to find themselves in.

Characters

Addison Page and her sister Reagan are the new characters we meet. Addison has sold her soul via a contract to a music label. Kaylee and Nash put themselves out to help because Addy is Tod’s exgirlfriend, whom he hasn’t gotten over, but he’s not “alive” therefore, unavailable.

I wasn’t a fan of these two new characters. They came with the plot, which you’ve figured out I wasn’t a fan of. They were selfish and spoiled. I didn’t like them as people. I couldn’t relate to them either. Yes, I’ve wanted something so bad before, but not to the point that I’d sell my freaking soul to get it.

Tod is very vulnerable too. He shows us how alive he still is. I really missed his smart ass comments because he was too worried about Addy.

Passion

Kaylee and Nash are getting steamy! Their relationship is progressing nicely. I totally thought we were going to hit a home run but maybe in the next book. :) Here’s a snippet of Kaylee’s thoughts about Nash.

Nash was just delicious, in a completely unsatisfying way. Unsatisfying, because no matter how closely I pressed myself against him, I always wanted more.

-pg. 193, My Soul To Save (ARC edition) by Rachel Vincent

Overall

I love Rachel. I will continue to read anything the woman writes. I’m just hoping we get more action from the next installment of the Soul Screamers series.

Cover/Title Bonus

My ARC has the original cover, which matches the cover to My Soul to Take but Harlequin Teen changed it to zoom in on Kaylee’s face, which I am NOT a fan of.

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Did you read this one? What did you think?

Jess Sig

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