Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent

Release Day: January 1st/4th, 2011

Publisher: Harlequin

Pages: 352pgs

The Story

Trying to work things out with Nash - her maybe boyfriend - is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened . But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears - and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.

And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever - and whoever - she wants.

The Review

From where we left off in the last adventure of the SOUL SCREAMERS series, our strong teenage heroine, Kaylee, has been lied to, betrayed, and was almost killed by the one person she loves and trusts the most: Nash, her bean side boyfriend. Now, in this next addition to the series, Kaylee is trying her hardest to forgive her boyfriend for all his betrayals, but there's another problem coming her way...his ex-girlfriend, Sabine, who suddenly transfers to her high school and enters the scene wanting nothing more than to take Nash back for herself. And boy, does she try!

At first, I hated Sabine just as much as Kaylee did, and I still do hate her as a supporting character - especially with her always throwing herself at Nash. She was very posessive and childish, like a kid crying over a stolen toy. But as the story progresses, you begin to see another side of Sabine, one that shows you that she isn't as tough as she thinks she is. And a girl who needs some help! Haha. Still, I didn't like her mind games...but I liked her ability in nightmares, a great kicker for the storyline!

Like always, it was good to see that Kaylee was growing stronger by the minute in this novel, though she did act childish too over the whole Nash thing. But every girl who has a boyfriend and one of their exes around...I guess we would all do the same jealous thing! The only downer of Kaylee was that I didn't like the way she second-guessed herself with her relationship with Nash. Why does she need to? Yes, he did betray her...but if she still wants him - even the suffering side of him and even with Sabine there - she should fight for him (which she did, but not nearly enough as I wanted her to)!

But as for the other characters, I was glad Todd - my dear funny Todd - was back, with more wise words mixed with his great sense of humor. As for Emma, I was glad she had a bit more of a part in the novel and the same goes for Alec, whom I enjoyed having along for the ride. He was a great character and hope to see more from him in the next book! When it comes to the bad guys, Avari and the whole what-knot, those type of characters never get old!

So, Rachel Vincent has yet brought another great installment to the SOUL SCREAMERS series and it just keeps getting better and better with each new book release. No wonder why she has become one of my favourite authors!

The Rating

4/5 stars

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