Thursday, September 1, 2011

Review: My Soul To Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent

My Soul To Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent

Published: December 29th 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
Page Count: Paperback, 279 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Author: Website, Good Reads, Twitter, Blog
Buy This Book: Amazon, Book Depository 

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…. - Good Reads 

My Soul to Save begins six weeks after My Soul to Take ended and we find Kaylee and Nash at a concert where a famous pop star happens to keel over. Of course, the death is rather unusual and suspicious and thus starts the main plot of this book. As well, Kaylee is learning more about her banshee skills and getting cockblocked interrupted by Tod every time she tries to get frisky with Nash. Kaylee's father has also reappeared and he's laying down the law and is much more strict and structured than she's used to. Of course, before, she didn't seem to attract as much trouble either, so who knows.

This book wasn't as good as My Soul to Take, but I still liked it well enough. With the relationship between Kaylee and Nash there was some insecurity, that I'm thinking and hoping is a foreshadowing of something to come. Their relationship has been a little too smooth sailing for my tastes. In the first book, I accepted it, but I assumed there would be some sort of test or growth in this book, but there wasn't. 

The plot of the book was interesting enough to keep me hooked and reading. It was original, but despite my excessively sympathetic nature, I didn't really feel sorry for Addy. And I think I was supposed to. I was more invested in wondering how the Netherworld worked and how it would play out, rather than being emotionally invested in the quest for Addy's soul. I also couldn't really understand why Tod was so attached to her. She didn't seem that spectacular.
Overall, I'd recommend this book if you enjoyed the first book, but I clearly felt it wasn't as good as the first. I'm still excited about this series though, and I hope that I enjoy the next book more than I enjoyed this one.


  1. LOL at the erased word!! This book has got a really interesting concept and I'm all for anything where there is a parent involved :)I'll put my soul to save on my TBR. The whole banshee thing has got me interested and the cover is pretty amazing.

  2. @Lan :D You should! It's a good series so far! And the covers are gorgeous! :) Thanks for commenting! :)

  3. I felt the same way about this one; still pretty good, but didn't back the zing that the first one did. I'm quite curious to see what you think of the next book...and I'm biting my tongue until then. :)

  4. @BJ Ohhhhh, you! Well, I'm about to start the third book, so we'll see what I think! I'm a little worried! :D