Series: Soul Screamers, #2
Author: Rachel Vincent
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.
Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...
*Warning: May contain spoilers*
“It’s not a soul. And if she’s dead, how come I’m not screaming?”
My Soul to Save is the second book in the Soul Screamer series, and it was a worthy second installment. I am so glad that I started this series, even though it’s taking me awhile to read each book.
Kaylee is trying to remain somewhat normal despite her Bean Sidhe heritage. School, work and trying to go on dates with her hot boyfriend, Nash. But while on a date with, something happens, someone dies and Kaylee doesn’t scream.
That’s a problem, Kaylee is a Bean Sidhe, she’s supposed to scream when someone dies. To scream their soul song.
Then Kaylee learns some troubling news about this girl, why she didn’t sing for her when she died.
And to find the answers and to save someone important, she’s going to have to go somewhere, somewhere really dangerous.
“You two are cracked," Tod snapped.
My smile widened. "Says the undead man in love with the soulless pop star.”
In My Soul to Save, we pick up roughly after six weeks after the first book ended, My Soul to Take. Not much has changed with Kaylee, except she has come to terms with what she is. Being a Bean Sidhe or Banshee, is becoming easier day by day. She is slowing learning more about the ins and outs of Bean Sidhe ways.
She’s trying to have a normal or close to normal life, and going on dates with her smexy boyfriend Nash is one of doing that, even though he is a male Bean Sidhe. Except, on one date at a concert something happens, someone dies and Kaylee doesn’t scream.
Finds out people are selling their souls. And in place of the soul, Demon’s breath. Then Kaylee finds out with, Tod and Nash in tow, that someone very close to Tod has souled her soul.
Okay, so as you can tell I have fallen in love with the Soul Screamer series. And this book just proves how amazing and talented Rachel Vincent is.
The book was paced amazingly and I got to see some amazing character growth. Especially in Kaylee. She has definitely grown from the first book. She seems to have come to terms with what she is and how to deal with it. She is also having lesson from Nash’s mother, and it seems to be showing. Mainly when Kaylee and crew must venture into the Netherworld. She has also gotten a lot stronger, but I can tell she is the same Kaylee as before, she cares about others. No matter what.
One thing that got me all happy and squealing, was that Tod, oh Tod, appeared more in this book. You finally get to see him and get to understand and know him. I loved that, even though he isn’t a main character per say, I fall in love with him from the first book. And getting to see more of him was.. delightful!!
“I’m dead, Kaylee.” Tod stopped in front of the first door we’d come to, his hand on the knob. “Addy came to my funeral. I can’t show up in her dressing room two years after I was buried and tell her not to kill herself. That would just be rude.”
However, it was Nash I didn’t see much growth in. For some reason, something still feels off about his character. I just can’t really put my finger on it. Maybe there will be some development in him in the next book.
Even though romance is a big part of this book, that isn’t the only reason I love this series. I love the idea of the reapers, and the Bean Sidhe that Rachel creates. I also love her take on the netherworld and the ins and outs of how it operates. She gives a unique perspective on a whole other world, so different, dark and enjoyable to read.
The story as a whole is amazing, with great depth and describe. From the action, fighting and romance you get a well-balanced story.
All in all, I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series! I can’t wait to see what happens, to see where Kaylee is heading, of course seeing more Tod and well, I guess Nash, too. I wonder about him…