Monday, 16 January 2012

A Review for My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

Posted by Donna
Published Date: July 17th, 2011
Finished Date: January 15th, 2012
Publishers: Mira
Source: Finished Copy for Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
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The Blurb from Goodreads: 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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The Review: Rachel Vincent does it again and knocks out another awesome book.  My Soul to Steal is just as good as everyone says. Filled with raw emotions, a demon out to kill and a love triangle that will leave your heart torn and it’s definitely not one to miss.
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This time around we see Kaylee and Nash going through their break up. Even though they’ve broken up, Kaylee is still unsure whether to get back with Nash because she doesn’t know if she can forgive and forget. When Nash’s ex-girlfriend; Sabine moves to their school, she makes it’s pretty clear she wants Nash back and she’s willing to play dirty to get him. As Kaylee tries to battle with the ex-girlfriend, teachers at her school start dying and Sabine is her number one suspect. Why? Because she’s a Mara, a person that feeds of other peoples nightmares and she’ll happily feed off anyone, including Kaylee.

I really enjoyed this book as much as My Soul to Keep which was an emotional ride but boy was this book emotional too. With Sabine’s arrival we see Kaylee’s jealous side as well as see how mean Sabine really is. Sparks literally fly off the pages with their heated conversations. Not only that, but Avari is back and as dangerous as ever. He’s found a way to possess the people around Kaylee that she loves and she’s fighting to see who she can trust but it was good to see her fighting back.

Our characters; Kaylee – she’s very rash and very erratic in this book mainly because she’s threatened by the arrival of Sabine. She instantly starts questioning whether to take Nash back even though she knows she can’t trust him. I have to say, I was quite annoyed with her. She just kept going back and forth and I just wanted her to make her mind up. Not only that I felt she was actually pretty mean to Nash in this book. Everything Sabine did to annoy her, she had a go at Nash about so I was pretty glad in the end he stuck up for himself and of course, I’m glad the end of the novel shows a little hope for us Nash and Kaylee fans.

Nash – I really wish people would give him a break. Yes, he lied to everyone in My Soul to Keep but not on purpose. It wasn’t his fault that everything happened the way it happened and he probably should have confided in Kaylee to start with but he’s finally starting to progress in getting better. He’s trying to get life back on track and neither Kaylee nor Tod help him but with Sabine back he finally feels like he has a friend and although she is trying to win him back, he continues to turn her down and for that – showing how much strength he has and is willing to turn away his one friend in his time of need, makes me love him that much more. I <3 him!

Tod – I was a little disappointed he didn’t have more time in this book and after all the rumours I’ve heard I was expecting more Kaylee and Tod time. However, that Reaper sure did ANNOY me when he was telling Kaylee to let Nash go so he could go and be with Sabine. Did he have an alternative motive? Maybe? But it certainly didn’t show in this book…..maybe the next one.

Sabine – Wow, how mean can one girl be? She seriously knocked Kaylee’s confidence in this novel and it makes me really dislike her. I understand she wants Nash back but that was seriously some low blows. I seriously don’t want to see her end up with Nash!!!!!!

Alec & Emma – I loved that they got some more time this time around. It was nice to be able to connect with them that much more and does anyone else think they’d make a great couple? I do!

Overall, My Soul to Steal was a great page turner, one to will definitely keep you on your toes and I cannot wait to continue Kaylee’s journey with If I Die.

2 comments:

Mist@BookaholicsBookClub said...

Glad you liked it :)

Felicia Sparks said...

I picked up the first one on audio and I hope to get to it in the next few months :) Glad to know that the series stands up!