Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

Paperback, 279 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Harlequin 

She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.--Goodreads

My Review
Bean Sidhes (Banshees), Reapers, and Hellions. OH MY!
I really didn’t’ know what to expect from this book but I never thought I would fall so hard and fast for a story staring Bean Sidhes (Banshees). I never read a book about these mythological beings and to see how they fit into Rachel’s modern day “Soul Screamer” world was a fresh and new journey for me. A very exciting and steamy new journey.

So this first book  was a great set up for the rest of the series. It starts out with the main character Kaylee Cavanaugh living with her aunt Val, Uncle Brendon, and brat of a cousin Sophie. Kaylee has no idea what she is but knows she is very different from your average teenager. While she attends Eastlake High with her annoying cousin Sophie and best friend Emma, Kaylee pretty much keeps to herself and tries to keep her life as normal as possible. That concept is ripped from under her when she “accidentally” runs into the irresistible hunky totally drool worthy Nash Hudson at club Taboo.

From that point on she feels a strong connections to Nash and soon realizes that he is just as different as she is. To see these two get to know each other better with all the flirting was quite enjoyable.  And it was fascinating to experience Kaylee’s realization of what she is, what she is capable of  and why she feel so connected to Nash. They have great chemistry! Definitely worth reading a couple more times.

Once these two are united they become a team of sort. Or I should probably say one compliments the other. Being of the same species but of different genders Nash is Kaylee’s Yin to her Yang and vice versa. This part of their relationship is the key to figuring out about the mysterious deaths of some of their classmates.

 As situation begin to escalate Nash introduces Kay to a brooding, sarcastic newbie Reaper. Tod. In this first book you don’t get a whole lot of him but he becomes a much stronger character in the next books.  You also get a glimpse into the Netherworld where Hellions reign and shadow come to life.

I don’t want to say too much more because its hard to tell you more about the story without giving away all the surprise and there are plenty.  What I do want to say is that throughout the book I was pleasantly surprised by many things especially at the end when the connection between Tod and Nash was reveals. I didn’t see that one coming! So if you are into hot paranormal romance full of mysterious on goings. You should definitely pick it up!!
"So what does Tod look like? Whitewashed skeleton skulking around in a black cape and hood? Carrying a scythe? Cause I'm thinking that would cause mass panic in the hospital."

"Is there anything else I should know about reapers?" "Can they read my thoughts or see through my clothes?" "or make me stand on my head and squawk like a chicken?" 
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  1. Great review! I love this series and I'm addicted to Tod :)

  2. Great review. I have this on my shelf at home and haven't gotten around to it really sounds like something I would enjoy. I love sarcastic characters and this sounds really original.

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  3. Great review! I loved this book. Can't wait to read number 2z

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