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August 12, 2013

Review: My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent

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...
The joy of having the first volume of this series meant that I could jump right into it after finishing book one, My Soul to Take, and while I had a couple of issues with the sequel, I'm still dying to get my hands on the rest of the books.

My Soul to Save picks up about six weeks after the events of the previous book. Kaylee is adjusting to her bean sidhe (banshee) lineage and abilities while also spending time with her new beau, Nash Hudson. Of course, in a world full of paranormal entities, nothing stays ordinary for long. After one fateful night at a concert, Kaylee once again finds herself immersed in the affairs of souls, reapers, and some other not-so-nice creatures. This time around, Kaylee must put her strength to the test by venturing into the parallel Netherworld to rescue two souls whose fates hang in the balance.

I really can't stress how much I love the originality of this series. The obvious amounts of research are effortlessly woven into the storyline. Not once did I find myself confused by any of the mythology, nor could I find any holes in it. The creation and descriptions of the Netherworld were simultaneously eerie and fantastic. Seriously, grass that is as sharp as razor wire? Totally cool. I also adored that Kaylee, even despite her recent introduction to the supernatural surroundings, was constantly coming up with new and inventive techniques to try to resolve the conflict. While Nash was just about always by her side, she never needed another individual to intervene on her behalf. She held her own through and through, something I can always appreciate in a heroine.

Anyone who's read my reviews or talked to me about the Souls Screamers series knows that I already have a special place in my heart for Tod. In My Soul to Save, he really stole the show. Although Kaylee and Nash's relationship fell a little flat for me this time, I always got in a good laugh when Tod was around to make a snide remark, interrupt their make-out session, etcetera. I can't wait to see more of him (and I may or may not be hoping that he somehow ends up with Kaylee).

My only other qualm with the novel was that I felt the ending was a little rushed; however, I still very much enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the many sequels. As I said in my review of My Soul to Take, if you're looking for a good paranormal read, I'd highly recommend this series!

Rating: 4/5 stars

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