- Publisher: Mira Ink
- Format: Paperback | 368 pages
- Dimensions: 198mm x 198mm x 129mm | 255g
- Publication date: 7 January 2011
- Publication City/Country: Don Mills, ON
- ISBN 10: 0778303551
- ISBN 13: 9780778303558
- Sales rank: 17,317
Being a teenager just got much more complicated. There is something very wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh: 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 the need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.
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Rachel Vincent's urban fantasy novels have been causing a buzz in the US, with her fresh, hip and compelling style.
By Sarah Elizabeth 11 Jun 2013
16-year-old Kaylee has a secret, she knows when someone close by is going to die, and has this irrepressible urge to scream at the top of her lungs.
This wouldn't usually be too much of a problem, but suddenly teen girls are dropping down dead for no obvious reason, and Kaylee knows that her aunt and uncle are keeping something secret from her - something about her and her life.
Who is killing these girls? Why does Kaylee feel the need to scream when someone is about to die? And what life-changing secret are her aunt and uncle hiding from her?
This was a great YA paranormal story and I have to say that I don't think I've read anything quite like this before.
Kaylee was a strong lead character, and I liked the way that she stood up and took charge of the situation when it was needed. I felt really bad for her at first - imagine screaming at the top of your lungs and being unable to stop it! When I found out what Kaylee was really about though I was surprised - I can't say that I've read any other books with this kind of paranormal ability, and it was quite a refreshing change.
I liked Nash (the love interest), although I didn't love him. While I thought that Kaylee and Nash were cute together, and that they made a sweet couple, there wasn't the kind of heart-beating-fast romance that you sometimes find in these sort of books.
I liked the storyline in this book and the little twists and turns and unpredictability. I totally didn't guess what was going on, and I didn't guess who was ultimately to blame either. I liked the mystery of who killed the girls, as well as the mystery of what Kaylee was really about. I can't imagine where the next book will go from here but I'm really interested to find out!
Overall; a different kind of paranormal YA story.
8 out of 10.
By Patrícia Pilar Pecegueiro 09 Mar 2013
Kaylee Cavanaugh is not an ordinary teenage girl - actually she is everything but normal. Whenever someone near her is about to die, she has these uncontrollable panic attacks that take her over and give her the sensation that all she can do is to scream them out. And although she tries to repress them as much as she can, once she finds out what she and her family really are and represent, she understands how her ability can help other people - especially when girls are dropping dead on a daily basis.
I truly loved this book. Vincent's writing is delicious and vibrant as it is welcoming, which is amazing for someone who is reading a full book in English for the first time - like me. I felt compelled and bonded to the story since the very first chapter and Kaylee was a big part of the reason why I couldn't take my eyes off this book.
As readers we are guided through her troubled life without feeling the need to skip over some pages or thinking how much of a teenager she still is. Her maturity was surprising and her curiosity towards her origins and other supernatural creatures that walk among humans was strongly addictive. For a main character, Kaylee was great and I loved both her personality and energy. The only less good thing I found was that, for me, she accepted her fate very quickly. There wasn't any screaming or crying, any fighting against it, any disbelief... and I kinda missed it. Of course it is understandable in one way, seeing she was desperate to have the certainty that she wasn't going crazy... and even though the explanation given to her was a bit insane, believing it was the only way she had to avoid loosing her mind. But still...
Also loved Aunt Val, who made me laugh almost every time she appeared. There was only one thing I disliked about her and that was what she did to try and achieve something that clearly was out of her league. But despite that, totally liked her! As for the rest of the characters, My Soul to Take wasn't enough for me to really get to know them so I hope I'll see them again in the following books.
Besides great characters Vincent also created an amazing worldbuilding, developing supernatural and mythical creatures that I had never read on a novel before. So everything ended up being kinda new to me, which was absolutely spot on. Definitely, this is a book and an author I totally recommend! And that I'll keep reading for sure.
By SkyBlue3582 13 May 2011
My soul to take got me staying up all night reading!!!
this book is AMAZING:):):) I lOVE the characters Nash and Kaylee.
I've read all soul screamers up to 'My soul to Keep' now i cannot wait to read (My soul to steal)!!
ALL TWILIGHT FANS WOULD ADORE IT
`Twilight fans will love it.` - Kirkus Reviews `Highly recommended for adults and teens alike.` - Book Bitch `Fans of those vampires will enjoy this new crop of otherworldly beings.` - Booklist `Wonderfully written characters.... A fast-paced, engrossing read that you won't want to put down.` - TeensReadToo.com `I really enjoyed reading this book. It had me begging for more....` - Publishers Weekly blog`