Today we review the second book in the Soul Screamers series..
My Soul to Save – Rachel Vincent
When teenager Kaylee screams, someone dies…So when teen pop star Eden dies 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.
The second book picks up Kaylee’s story just a few weeks after where My Soul to Take ends. This time round, Kaylee’s aware of her abilities, and is learning how to better use and control them. The main characters from the first book are all back, and it’s good to get to know them all a little better. It takes us further into the Netherworld, where demons and power mad humans make contracts with unsuspecting teens for their souls.
I liked the speed that the book moved at, as with the first one, from the start the action kicks off and keeps up throughout. I still love the characters, too, and care about what happens to them. Some of the mystery and ‘keep you guessing to the end’ plot line that I really enjoyed in My Soul to Take is missing, as you do know what the problem is at the start and you don’t doubt that Kaylee and Nash will manage to fix it. They risk their lives for Addy, who traded her soul for fame and fortune, and I struggled to sympathise or connect with her, so I didn’t really understand Kaylee’s desire to endanger herself to save her. Having said that, about halfway through the book, I found I couldn’t put it down and needed to keep on reading, and there were a few twists and turns towards the end.
In summary, it’s a really enjoyable read, and although not as good as the first, it still makes me want to read the third!
Thanks to MIRA for sending us a copy. It’s here for you to buy now..