Review of My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Soul Screamers series!

Four stars

My soul to take cover uk

Length: 285 pages          Published: 1 January 2011


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.

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Review ***SPOILERS***

I have to admit when I first bought this book I was a little bit skeptical. It just didn’t seem to be the type of book I would normally read, but it sounded interesting enough that I wanted to give it a try. It was one of the best literary decisions (at least top three) that I have ever made!

Rachel Vincent has an insane ability to bring you characters of such intrigue and interest, no matter the information given on every character I just found myself wanting more! There was no moment of boredom throughout this book, even in the moments in between dramatic scenes, I found myself hanging onto every word and every action.

I LOVE Kaylee’s character, she takes everything on with such strength and with no self pity. She has a strong moral compass and places a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. I kind of feel that her relationship with Nash happens a little too fast, that maybe she is so strongly drawn to him because he can help her and she feels she needs him. There seems to be very little trust already between them. I think Nash is a great guy, but can’t really understand his treatment of Tod, I’m hoping that is going to be something that’s explored later on.

Speaking of Tod, I have found him to be the most intriguing of all. Though we didn’t get to see much of him, little hints of his personality have been scattered about for the reader to try to scramble to pick up and sort out. I’m really, really hoping to see more of him in later books. Blonde curls, strong physique, baby blues, what’s not to love?

The storyline is certainly original, Rachel Vincent’s stories always are. And I have a feeling Kaylee’s story is only going to get better. Don’t miss out on this awesome read!

Rachel Vincent

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.


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