Review of My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent

This series just keeps getting better and better!

Five Stars

My Soul to Steal Cover

Length: 348 pages          Published: 21 October 2011


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.

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Review ***SPOILERS***

My Soul to Steal is the fourth book in the Soul Screamer’s series and so far my favourite, it seems that every book gets better and better, I can not wait to read If I Die, which from the title alone I’m kind of scared about!

Soooo much happens in this book, but one of the things I was most excited about was the new characters that were introduced. Firstly Alec who we saw a little of at the end of My Soul to Keep. He was kept in the Netherworld for twenty five years at the mercy of a hellion of Avarice, Avari. Kaylee saved him in My Soul to Keep and now he is living with Kaylee and her dad. I really felt for him, he’s finally free and wanting to make a life for himself but Avari is making that an impossibility, by taking control of Alec’s body when he is sleeping and forcing him to do horrible things. Though I like Alec I can’t help but think of him as slightly weak, but then after twenty five years of torture who wouldn’t be?

The other character that we’re introduced to is, Sabine and she is awesome! She blasts her way into the story demanding to be seen and heard by all around her, and she gets all the attention she commands! Sabine is Nash’s ex-girlfriend, and she wants him back and doesn’t care who knows it. She is even up front with Kaylee about it, and has no problem in giving Kaylee some home truths. Sabine is wild and throughout the entire book I never knew what her next move would be. Being sympathetic to Kaylee’s feelings I kept wanting to hate Sabine but just kept enjoying every moment she spoke. I have a feeling that despite the animosity between them, they may actually grow to like each other.

Kaylee and Nash, wow, what to say here, I completely agree with Tod and think that they really don’t belong together, I was disappointed when Kaylee agreed to a date with him because I want her to go on a date with TOD!!! OMG when Tod saved her from the Netherworld I just wanted her to turn around and kiss him, but actually groaned out loud when she didn’t! I really hope Kaylee and Tod end up together it’s clear that she needs him and they would be great together!

I loved the storyline in this book. Between Invidia and Avari causing envy and greed to the human populace, deep rooted feelings are pushed to the surface, we especially see more of Emma’s feelings and I’m glad that Kaylee tells her everything, Emma is a great friend and I think Kaylee has kind of pushed her away in wanting to protect her, even so Emma has stayed 100% loyal. She deserves to know what’s going on, especially as she is now in danger, I think it will bring them even closer together and I hope we see more of Emma, she’s a great character.

This book was such a fantastic read, I’m going straight onto If I Die. This series is so addictive!

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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