Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

Title: My Soul to Save
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: December 29, 2009
Purchase: Amazon  |  B&N

Goodreads Summary:

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...
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This installment of the Soul Screamers series was definitely different from the first. We still visit the same amazing characters from the first book, but there are new ones as well; and while we're in the same world, this book takes on an entirely different story from the first. But I loved it just as much as if not more than My Soul to Take.

We start out with Kaylee Cavanaugh and her boyfriend Nash Hudson at a concert that Nash's brother Tod scored them amazing tickets to. One of Kaylee's favorite singers, Eden, suddenly collapses during the show; and before anyone can do anything about it… she's dead. Just like that. In the middle of her own concert. Kaylee is shocked when her newly discovered “gift” fails to let her know that Eden was going to die.  How could she not have known? But she soon finds out that you can't guide a soul… when there's no soul to guide.

My Soul to Save jumps right into the action and chaos. Soon after the incident at the concert, Kaylee, Nash, and Tod find out that Eden sold her soul for fame and fortune – and then that Tod's rock star ex-girlfriend Addison Page, who just opened for Eden, did the same thing and will die in just four days.

This book had so many different aspects to it and so many things going on that I don't want to go into too much detail in fear of giving anything away. That being said, the pacing was good. It did have a lot going on, but it wasn’t so much that it was too fast or hard to keep up with. It was just enough to keep me intrigued, and I had trouble putting it down the few times that I did (*shakes fist at homework*). The ending was heart-breaking and unexpected but beautifully done. Ms. Vincent's writing is just as stunning as always, and her descriptions and world-building truly bring the story to life. This is a book I definitely see myself re-reading in the future.

Rating:  ★★★
                                                                                   
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9 comments:

  1. Gosh, Ms. McKenzie you are growing up on me. I still haven't continued with this series. I only read the first book and the prequel and then got behind. I am so glad to hear that it was an excellent second book. I hope your homework doesn't keep getting in the way of your golden reading time :)

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    1. Hi, Ms. Heidi! I hope you get a chance to get back to this series one day -- I just love it. Yeah, they really are piling on the homework this year; I'm already ready for summer! haha. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! *hugs* <3

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  2. Yes... lots and lots and lots of re-reading. Mckenzie I cannot even begin to express how much I love it that you loved this series. It is truly a favorite of mine and these characters are just so wonderful. This book just sets up the rest of the series and I loved that about it and I loved getting to know more about Tod. Wonderful review! Cannot wait to see your reviews for the rest of the series.

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    1. Absolutely, Ms.TeresaMaryRose! I did, I loved it so much -- and especially Tod ;D *swoon* Thank you so much for the sweet comment! *big hugs* <3

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  3. I love this series! And I'm so happy you are too! Just wait till you get farther in *wink* It gets so much better! And Tod, oh Tod. He just keeps getting better as well! This book is filled with amazing characters and a really unique world! Definitely one of my all time favorite series :) Now I want to re-read it!!

    *hugs*

    Lovely review!

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    1. I really did love it, Ms. Magen. It was so amazing! I have finished the series, and you're not kidding -- it really did get better and better... and Tod *happy sigh* It probably won't be long until I re-read it myself haha :-) Thank you so much for stopping by and for the sweet comment! *big hugs* <3

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  4. I am glad to see that despite the busy plot it was well paced and you were able to follow. Wonderful review McKenzie :)

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Kimba! *hugs* <3

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  5. This series = *grabby hands* You've hooked me good, McKenzie Love!!! I love your reviews--you give just enough to suck me in, while providing an analysis and avoiding spoilers. I'm going to be shaking my own fist at some work as soon as I get my hands on these books!!! <3

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