Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Soul To Lose and My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

Title: My Soul To Lose
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Prequel to Soul Screamers Series (6 Books and 3 novellas)
Published By: Harlequin Teen (July 1, 2009)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....

My Review:
This is the book that started it all. My love of Rachel Vincent and my love of this series. Okay, okay, so I am not actually in love with Rachel Vincent but, I do admire her writing abilities greatly.
As for being in love with the series? Well that part is true. This is an amazing series and this short prequel just proves that.
In fact, I would go so far as to say that this is one of the best prequels I have ever read.
It is fun and interesting and just leaves you wanting more.
If you haven't tried this series yet (and seriously, you MUST try it) this is a perfect way to start and you can read this for free, so really, you have no excuses and no reason why you shouldn't try this book.

Title: My Soul To Take
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Book One in the Soul Screamers Series (6 Books and 3 Novellas currently out)
Published By: Harelquin Teen (July, 29, 2009)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 3 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.

My Review:
I adored the prequel so much that I just knew it was a no brainer that I would want to read the first book in the series and why I did really enjoy this book, it was like all first books in a series, it has a lot of world building and character building to do and sometimes that makes the book go a little slower than you would like.
However, this was a great start to the series and very very promising and definitely made me want to pick up the next book and read it as well.

This year I plan on participating in the Soul Screamers challenge hosted by Fiktshun and I am so excited about it because this is a fabulous series and I have been meaning to read them all but I just haven't found the time. This year with this challenge I plan on taking care of that by reading the remaining books in the series that I need to before the 6th one, Before I Wake is released. 

So look out for more reviews from me on this amazing series!


  1. I'm participating in this challenge! It's a good reason to read these books that have been sitting on my bookshelf!

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  2. I agree! The perfect excuse to read them!!

  3. Yeah! I am glad you loved the prequel. I told you it was awesome, even better than book one! We are definitely going to read book 3 Together!

  4. Hey Ali, Don't forget to headvover to Fiktshun and add your links it opened today. .there are some good prizes.