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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent


Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.
Until something does.
Demon’s breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow, the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.
And so is someone else…

My soul to keep is the third novel (forth if you count the novella prequel) and it takes the Soul Screamers series a lot more deeper than I expected.

Kaylee is finally done with her purgatory aka grounded for going into the Netherworld, when the book starts. And like all the previous books this one will also start with a BAM when a party goes havoc and Kaylee discovers that one of her classmates is using Demon’s Breath, a very dangerous and highly addictive Netherworld drug. Caring as she is, she will once more put her life on the line to try and protect the ones she loves, or not so much, from supernatural threats. But nothing Kaylee faced before could prepare her for what’s to come.

Vincent managed to stun me in this installment, which she already did with her adult series, but hadn’t happen yet, for me, in her young adult series. She put her characters is such impossible distress that my heart ached for them, and I couldn’t stop myself from reading even thought what I read broke my heart.

The characters really are the key element in this series, even though the whole worldbuilding is unique and engrossing. Kaylee grew a lot in that round and none of her decisions were easy. I loved how she tried to keep her composure and finally asked for help from the adults of the book, even if they once again don’t hold any major roles. Tod also proved his loyalty and showed some less twisted morality in this book, and even though he made a huge mistake, he will do his best to repair the broken pieces. I stay true to my previous reviews, Tod is still my favorite character of the series! On the other hand, one of the characters really disappointed me, it was a very audacious move from Vincent and it worked perfectly. That character broke my heart, but it was just perfect for the plot. While I saw it coming, I never would’ve guessed how deep the betrayal was. I know I am being vague here, but I don’t wanna to ruin anything for you guys!

The end was fast-paced and surprising and nothing will ever be the same for any of the characters. This book is definitely a turning point in the series and there are no going back. I really can’t wait to see what Vincent has cooked for us in My Soul to Steal, but I’m sure it won’t be any easier for the characters.

Read the first Chapter


Soul Screamers series:

My Soul to Loose (Novella)

My Soul to Take

My Soul to Save

My Soul to Keep

My Soul to Steal (Jan 2011)

Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (Jun 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373210051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210053 The Book Depository


    Book Source: Review copy sent by Rachel Vincent

  • Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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    5 People left their mark' :

    1. Ooh! I have the first one and can't wait to start this series! Thanks for the great review!

    2. Can you tell me which one of these are the first one? I bought My Soul to Save, but then I heard that My Soul to Take was the first one and I'm like CRAP! lol

    3. You can read the novella here for free, which happens before the books. Then in order it's Take, Save & Keep.

    4. Great review! I really need to get started on this series.

    5. Loving the review.. makes me want to read the books