Sunday, September 4, 2011

Review: My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

Published: January 4th 2011                       Publisher: Harlequin
Page Count: Paperback, 343 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Buy This Book: Amazon, The Book Depository

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. - Good Reads

Well, my Is This Love prediction didn't quite go as planned, but I daresay there is still hope!

This book was insanity. I literally couldn't not take my eyes off of it once I started. It hooked me in much like the first book did, but in a different way. There was a good "who dunnit" and I kept fighting myself back and forth on who I thought it was and in the end I was surprised by how it panned out. There were a lot of surprises in this book in general. And a lot of emotions. There was a part where I literally laughed out loud for two minutes straight and my husband and daughter came in to see what all the fuss was about. There were other times where I was just angry. Or sad. 

I have tons I want to say about this book, but I'm too afraid to spoil anyone, so I'll try to tread lightly. 

Sabine is an evil and bitter brat. I don't understand why Nash feels sorry for her. There was a line and she crossed it and I was surprised that everyone let it go so easily. She gave Kaylee nightmares about Nash and those were "fair game", but I felt it was too low to be forgiven when she brought her Mother into the nightmares. That ticked me off a lot. I also lost a lot of respect for Nash in this book. He wants to hold onto his ex-girlfriend he hadn't even seen in two years as a best friend while she tries to jump on him every chance she gets and torture the girl he "loves" and he expects Kaylee to just go along with it. Nonono. 


I'll be honest, my interest in this series started wavering a little in the second book and the third was okay, but now I literally am jumping out of my seat for the next book. Only 16 more days to go until it comes out! 

P.S. In my Good Reads review I will put hidden spoilers, so if you want to read more of my thoughts on the book and you've read it - they'll be there!


  1. Oh my gosh, yes!! I absolutely LOVE this series and I'm so glad that you do too! :) I didn't really like Sabine in this either, and I've never really been the biggest fan of Nash, but I AM super excited for If I Die to come out in September! Have you seen the cover? It's so gorgeous -- and green!

    And now you're even more awesome than you were before because you're Team Tod too! ;)

    Awesome review, Liza! I'm counting down the days with you!

  2. I said this on Goodreads, too, but thanks for the review! I've been dragging my feet on this one, I was so disappointed by book three. It sounds like a lot of interesting things are happening, though, and I'm glad to hear Tod is continuing his awesomeness. I love him, especially after that Reaper novella, where we see a whole different perspective on Nash.

    Will definitely be reading this in the next couple of weeks!