Thursday, September 16, 2010
My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
Kaylee is a bean sidhe. As in, she is a full fledged being that screams for the souls of the dead. When Kaylee sees dark shadows fall across someone and a wail builds in her throat, she knows that person is going to die. Yeah, her life is complicated and far from normal but she has a loyal best friend, a sort-of boyfriend, and her recently returned father to help her deal with it all.
Set in Dallas and an alternate reality called the Netherworld, Kaylee seems to find death and danger around every corner. While Kaylee is trying to solve the latest round of murders at her school, Nash's ex-girlfriend shows up on a mission to win him back. Talk about a nightmare, literally! Kaylee and Sabine square off and things get heated as they each fight for Nash's affection.
Kaylee does a lot of her own soul searching in this fourth book and Vincent writes genuinely about fears of insecurity and following your heart when your head tells you the opposite. Kaylee is easy to relate to in this story and some of my favorite scenes involved her with the ever ominous grim reaper, Tod. His quick witted, dark humor is hilarious and he helps Kaylee open her eyes to things she might have otherwise been apt to overlook. Vincent's Soul Screamers series is a fresh new twist in paranormal romance and a definite must-read.
Reviewed by: Lostnthestacks
This was an advance readers copy. My Soul to Steal will be released January 1, 2011. Put your copy on hold in January!