Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review: My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4) by Rachel Vincent

Title: My Soul to Steal
Series: Soul Screamers, #4
Author: Rachel Vincent
Category: Paranormal/ Romance
Genre: Mature Young Adult

Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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.

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers if you have not read this book or  the other books in the series*

My Review:

Ah, the Soul Screamers series. What love I have for Rachel’s books. It’s getting harder and harder to write reviews for them. It really is. Each book just keeps getting better and better. So much is happening with this series, and I just keep falling more and more in love.

And My Soul to Steal is no different. It is another wonderful book, in a wonderful series. I can never wait to jump into the next book. Be swept away into the world that Rachel has created.

“Whoever said it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved was full of crap.”

Demon’s Breath is no longer taking innocent lives, it’s out of the human world. All thanks to Kaylee, Tod, Nash and friends.

But now things are even more different for Kaylee. Her once secure, and as normal as it can get world, is changed.  With Nash trying to overcome his addiction to Demon’s Breath and Kaylee trying to overcome his betrayal to her, she is trying to put her life back together.

Nash did something Kaylee just can’t forgive and forget. Their love hangs on the point of a knife, and Nash is trying to gain Kaylee’s trust back.

But that isn’t easy, with things still shaky and unstable between them, and just when Kaylee feels things might be getting better, someone from Nash’s past comes back. And she has plans of her own.

Sabine, Nash’s ex, has apparently been longing for the day she would find him again. Now that she has, she’s not going to back down. She is Nash’s soul mate, or so she says.

This puts Kaylee right where she and Nash first were, untrusted and unsure.

Kaylee thought Sabine appearing out of nowhere was bad enough, but apparently something is a 'little' different about her. 
Then, of course, something is once again happening at school. Something that Kaylee can’t escape. Hellions just can’t seem to leave her alone.

“Unfortunately, what my head wanted and what my heart wanted were two completely different things.”

Two weeks have passed since the event of the last book, and poor Kaylee is trying to come to terms with what happened. How Nash hurt her. Kaylee has a lot on her plate, she never expected Nash to do what he did. Even though he is supposedly better, no longer on Demon’s Breath, she’s finding it hard to trust him. And she can tell, Nash isn't the same. His addiction was strong, and it has definitely changed him. She begins questioning just how much he loves her, and if he truly does. Everything seems to way heavy on her, along with her feelings of guilt. She’s struggling with if it's best to let Nash go, or stay with him.

Then just when things seem to be going somewhat, near okay, a certain person shows up and she seems to really, like really, know Nash. Sabine, Nash’s ex-girlfriend makes an appearance. And she isn't there to play nice. Especially not with Kaylee. Nash says he doesn’t love her anymore, she is just a good friend, but with all the time he spends with her, it has Kaylee questioning the love Nash supposedly has for her. And to make Kaylee feel even more awesome, Sabine challenges Kaylee for Nash’s love. However, people are dropping dead once again at Kaylee’s school, and just when Sabine showed up. Something is going one, Kaylee knows it.

My Soul to Steal, is a whirlwind of a book. So much is going on that I felt like I was on a rollercoaster. All the old characters are back, Kaylee, Nash and my favorite, Tod. Along with some new faces. I thought I wouldn’t see a lot of character growth in this book, but I actually did. Kaylee, she’s just so strong, a girl who knows how to fight. Not back down. With everything that is happening with Nash, Sabine and the deaths at school, she knows when to put her head first and her heart later. But she is still a teenage girl, so you can really feel how she struggles to overcome everything that happened in the last book. She is very conflicted. And you can really feel that.  Tod, wonder, awesome Tod is even more in this book, thank you Rachel for that! He really is getting closer to Kaylee, being there for her when she needs someone, and to give her advice, even when it isn't something she wants to hear. Like Kaylee, I can feel and see just how much Tod is growing as a character. And we get to once again see many different sides of him. And I love them all!

Nash, like in my other review, I have stated how much I wasn't sure about this character. How much I just don’t, and never did, like him. Throughout the book, all I wanted to do was beat him with a stick! I know he has been through a lot, he is confused, but all he seems to do is make mistake after mistake. Then when Sabine shows up, which even though she is a bitch I like her character, she really puts Nash in tights situations with Kaylee. From the get-go, she let everyone know she was there for Nash, and she wasn't backing down. Plus, she doesn't seem quite… normal…  I like tough chicks, so I was able to enjoy this character, though at times, I just wanted to smack her for some of the crap she pulls.  But she was an amusing character.

Things are once again happening around Kaylee, and even though she is conflicted by both heart and mind, she steps up to the plate and does what she can to protect those around her. With Tod by her side, she sets out to see just what is going on. People just don’t drop dead in their sleep.

This book was a ride full of all kinds of emotions, experiences, and sensations.  I can’t believe just what all took place in one book! It left me reeling, and craving the next book. So, if you haven’t started the Soul Screamers series, please do, it is a book you can be consumed with. It is just amazing in my opinion!!


  1. Magen I think this may be your best review yet. I loved it. It was do well thought out and you touched on everything important. Gahh I can't. I'm so excited you are almost at my two favorite books in the series.

    Ahh Sabine. She is such a love hate character. In this one she really annoyed me, mostly cause I didn't think Nash should have had to deal with the two of them fighting on top of everything but as the books progress I really came to appreciate her.

    Kaylee is amazing.

    Tod is fantastic and I love him.

    Now I wanna re read these books.

    Lovely review!

    1. Teresa!!! THANK YOU!! HA HA There were so many emotions with this book, and really hard to get down. But I'm glad that it seems I did it :) I also cannot wait to get to the next books! I have a feeling so really good things are going to happen!

      Yeah, Sabine is definitely a love hate character.


  2. I still haven't read this series, because I know I am going to be addicted to it once I start, and I don't want to wait for book 7!! I know, I should, but I love Rachels books, so I want to wait!!


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