Tuesday, August 3

Review: My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent

my soul to keep

Title: My Soul to Keep

By: Rachel Vincent

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fiction

Publisher: Harlequin Teen (June 1st, 2010)

My Copy: Borrowed from the Library

BookWhisperer Rating:

four stars

Book Description:

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.
Until something does.
Demon’s breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow, the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.
And when the epidemic hits too close to home, Kaylee will have to risk everything to save those she loves.

reviews plate copy My Soul To Keep is the third book of the Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent. From the start trouble has entered paradise for Kaylee Cavanaugh, and there is something noticeably wrong with the characters that we have learned to love in the past three books. This book did not seem to hold the excitement and momentum that I have come to expect in the previous books, but it redeemed itself in the second half. Having finished the book in its entirety I feel that the momentum lacking was probably a reaction to differences in characters of this book, resulting in the readers  experience to vary from that of the previous books. With the changes I must add that I was very excited to see the step up of Todd’s character in this book. With the second book My Soul To Save I was very disappointed in Todd’s  character, and the addition of his shady nature to the story. This book seems to restore my faith in his character, and leave me excited to see what is to come for him in book four. As for my beloved Nash CRUSHED does not even begin to express my disappointment in his character. Even with my hear felt emotion to the characters this was still another incredible story for this author, and will definitely continue to drag her fan along for yet another book in 2011.

Rachel Vincent is on my list of favorite authors. I find myself sad that this series may be coming to a close in the near future, but I have to say that I have enjoyed the entire journey. This is an author that knows how to create intense and fascinating story, and will keep readers anxiously awaiting each additional book. They are a far cry from easy reads, but her complexity is easily understood and masterfully put together where her creativity can be easily recognized. Talent was not lost here, and while she is not a debuting author she is still on her rise that I look for far more to come from this amazing woman. 

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