Friday, November 4, 2011

Book Shelf: My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

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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My Soul To Steal is the 4th book in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent and it doesn’t lack in adventure and drama.
Picking up a few weeks where the last book left off, our heroine Kaylee a bean sidhe, is trying to come to terms with everything she’s been through as of late. Fighting her conflicting feelings for Nash, her kinda-ex, kinda boyfriend, Kaylee is trying to figure out how she feels and decide whether she’s ready to trust Nash with her heart again. There are new problems and new threats against Kaylee and the other characters in this series, with Averi back and worse than ever. He’s stronger, has new tricks and he’s not letting Kaylee go.

Rachel Vincent truly knows how to write. She’s descriptive and everything goes together beautifully. There’s always new things happening and this series never lacks in excitement and you can’t help but get sucked into Kaylee’s incredible world; so different and unique. It’s a fantastic place to get lost in.
I really enjoy this series, so it’s odd that I’ve gotten so far behind with it. It took me a while to get to this book but I can say that it was easily as good as the others in the series. The gang are back....Kaylee, Nash, Tod and Emma, with Alec trying to sort out his life and the introduction of a new character Sabine, who’s here to stir up trouble for Kaylee and doesn’t look like she’s about to stop any time soon.

I admit I’ve had my issues with Kaylee throughout this series, but I generally like her. It’s hard not to. She’s strong willed—especially in this book where she steps up against her boyfriends ex—and truly cares about others. At times it seems like she puts others ahead of herself too much, but we can always count on Kaylee to delve into a mystery involving the supernatural and try to help. I felt for her in this book. She’s dealing with the fallout from Nash’s betrayal and doesn’t know if she’s ready to trust him again. She loves him, but their relationship is different now and they’re both facing their issues if they hope to get back to how they were before. And it looks like Kaylee’s got some real competition in the form of Sabine. I disliked the jealousy that poured off Kaylee, but loved when she stood up against her—gotta love a girl who has guts!

I do like Nash and I was disappointed with his actions in the last book, but it was nice seeing him try to make up for them in this book. He knows what he did was wrong and he’s not making excuses; instead he wasn’t to earn Kaylee back and have her in his life once more. That’s honourable and you can’t fault him on that. And yet, I don’t think he and Kaylee will ever be the way they were. And if I’m honest, I don’t want them to be. Yes......Yes, I’m a Tod fan. How can I not be? The guy stole my heart when he sucker punched his brother in Kaylee’s honour and I love any moment where he features in this book. Is it wrong that I want him to be with Kaylee? I know she’s totally in love with Nash, but for every point made in this book, they really don’t belong together. Not anymore. And I think maybe she can find a different happiness with Tod. They’re really close; spending heaps of time together and it seems very natural. It’s obvious he’s developed feelings for her. I just wished she could see it. Rachel Vincent, why must you do this too us?

And I really believe that Nash could find happiness with Sabine. Ha! She may be a threat to Kaylee’s relationship with Nash and may be causing all kinds of trouble, but I really, really like this girl! She’s got fire....and character and I think there’s more to her than what we’ve seen from her; Nash may be right in that regard. I felt sorry for her in this book too and I do understand why she wants Nash back. I may not approve with her methods, but I do understand. I think she and Nash would be good together. I don’t think they ever let each other go, although he’s still in love with Kaylee, but I think he’d find that again if given the chance. I also think she and Kaylee could be great friends in another time and place, and who knows....maybe that will happen over time when they’re not competing against one another for Nash’s affections.

Rachel Vincent sure knows how to weave teenage angst and drama together with unique paranormal threats. I foresee things getting harder before they get better for Kaylee and her friends and I cannot wait to begin the next book......

Source: Sent by Harlequin Teen (Thank-you so much Gabby!)
Format: Paperback
Recommend: Yes
Recommend borrow or buy: Buy
Cover: All the covers in this series are stunning--they're so colourful and vibrant
Read sequel/continue with series: Yes....

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