My Soul to Take
She doesn't see dead people, but... 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...
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 139 x 205 x 20mm | 195g
- 01 Aug 2009
- Harlequin Teen
- Original ed.
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So, the story begins with Kaylee and her best friend Emma going out (sneaking in) in a club with Emma's sister help. They both seems to have fun. Then Kaylee goes to the bar to have a drink. And then she hears his voice. Nash. Heart jumping she turns around, and there he is talking to her. The most popular guy in school is talking to her. Amazing. They go dancing together and everything is great. Until it hits her. She can't speak. She wants to scream. Laud. And here the real story begins. She starts to spend time with Nash and he seems to understand her more than she does. Kaylee thinks she is crazy or going crazy. This episodes start to happen every day. Girls are dying and she can't stop it from happening. She tries to talk to her aunt, but it seems no one believes her. She starts to doubt in her self and her sanity. And then, there is Nash. Nash believes her. And he decides to tell her everything. About her screams, about her abilities. About what she really is. He stands by her side. My soul to take is such a compelling read. Once you start it, you won't be able to put it down. Kaylee is a great narrator of the story. And Nash is the very key for understanding the story. The mystery is also good and keeps you guessing till the end. In overall I've really enjoyed this book! PS. Tod is really hot, too.show moreby Nea Barabea
Kaylee Cavanaugh has a big secret. One that already led her to a mental institution after screaming like crazy in the middle of a shopping mall. But somehow she knows she is not nuts. She knows, deep inside her, that she feels something when someone is about to die... Or at least that's what she needs to believe because the only other option is just too frightening... Her questions finally get an answer from the most unexpected person: Nash Hudson, the handsome and popular guy at her school who knows everything. Despite her initial doubts about him, Kaylee decides to risk it after Nash, in the middle of a meltdown, helped her control the scream that was trying to escape her mouth. But her premonitions will come very handy when she learns that there's some kind of problem going on: the teenager she saw while talking with Nash at the bar is dead and she knew it was going to happen... and now another teenager just drop-dead too out of nowhere. Could it be possible that she can prevent them from dying? How can she do it when the only thing she does is scream her heart out every time she is close to them?! Now there's only two questions left: is Kaylee ready to learn the truth about herself? Does she understands that by learning the truth a whole new world full of danger, premonitions and new questions will emerge? Most importantly, is she ready to meet Tod? Personal opinion: Where to begin with? I think I'm still too amazed to be able to offer an impartial review. That's how GOOD and AMAZING it was. The whole concept that the soul songs encircle is so... romantic, so personal and sweet that it makes me smile; and that's the only little spoiler you are going to get from me, hopefully it will make you want to know what I'm talking about. But first things first. The mythology surrounding My Soul to Take was not only refreshing but also perfectly developed and told. I've read already too many books about angels, werewolves and, obviously, vampires; and although I'm not going to stop reading about these amazing creatures I have to admit that the world Rachel Vincent has created captured me from page one. Kaylee's screams make me ache for her, make me want to give her a tight hug and help her believe she wasn't crazy. But most important, I can't even explain how much I liked her strength and courage during the whole book. Now she only needs to improve her low self-esteem a little bit. Now for the romance part of the book I have to admit -hands down- that Rachel did an amazing work. I mean, I can't even think of choosing between Nash or Tod. I may need to read more books or I may never know who to choose. So far all I can say is: Can I keep them both? Because together they would be the perfect combination. In one side we have Nash, the handsome guy at her school that begins to talk to her for no apparent reason and guides her through her fears out of pure kindness. He is just too caring, sweet and hot. Then we have Tod, the Tod I've been hearing about a lot and now I understand why. He is the bad-sexy-dark-handsome guy who has a soft spot that only shows to Kaylee. To finish I want to say: If you haven't read this series yet order the books right now, all of them if you can, I assure you you are going to love them all.show moreby Alaiel Kreuz
Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm. (http://www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com) Oh my! This was so unique and refreshing. I can't believe I took so long to read this. Now I'm dying to read book 2! And sadly, I don't have it. So I'll have to put a hold on it at the library to get it sent to my library. I wish I could have it in my hands RIGHT NOW. But anyway, I should of known this would be a great series. I've read the first two books in Vincent's Adult Urban Fantasy Shifter series. If you haven't read them or heard of that series yet, you should definitely look it up. They are good. This is a great start to this series. The character's are well developed. I really liked Kaylee and Nash. Those were my two favorites characters. Wait, I can't forget Tod! I haven't decided who I like better yet, Nash or Tod. Hmm. Kaylee seemed like a normal teenager, except for the whole knowing someone is going to die a few minutes before they do. So that was really good. I love when writer's can do that, make someone seem really normal without knowing their secret and when you do it comes as a surprise. You know what I mean? I was hooked from the first chapter, and the writing kept me reading and reading and reading. Ha! Overall, very, very interesting read! I was sad to see the first book end, especially without having the second. I'll definitely be trying to get my hands on the second book very, very soon. Vincen't has made it to my author's to look out for list. I'm really interested in checking out her other adult series as well. I really like the cover for this book. But I can't figure out if I like the US cover better or the UK version better. I like how dark the US covers for this series are, but then again I like how bright the UK ones are. *sigh*show moreby Amanda
This book has a perfect combination of suspense, tons of mystery, and romance, of course ;) and I do not regret reading this book, it was great! After I read the prequel (My Soul to Lose) it left me wanting for more. I had so many unanswered question that were finally answered in this book. For example, why can Kaylee predict when someone is about to die? Who knows. And the twist at the end you will NOT see coming... well at least I didnt :P View more here: http://lili-lost-in-a-book.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-soul-to-take-soul-screamers-1.htmlshow moreby Liliana Espinoza
Kaylee Cavanaugh is not your average teenage girl. There's something a bit off about her. Whenever she's near someone who is about to die, she can sense it. When that happens, she feels the urge to scream loud enough for everyone to hear. Kaylee wants to be a normal girl. Being a normal girl to Kaylee is going out on a date with her crush, Nash, who also happens to be the hottest guy in school. But going out on that date has to take a backseat when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason. Nash doesn't seem as in the dark as Kaylee feels, and she needs to know why. Who will die next? Only Kaylee knows for sure. Wonderfully written characters that are portrayed as typical teenagers that possess extraordinary powers. A fast-paced, engrossing read that you won't want to put down. A story that I wouldn't mind sharing with my preteen, although she'll have to wait until I am done. MY SOUL TO TAKE is a wonderful beginning to a series that fans of Ms. Vincent's adult SHIFTERS series will definitely be rushing out to buy. A book like this is one of the reasons that I add authors to my auto-buy list. This is definitely a keeper. *Gold Star Award Winner!show moreby TeensReadToo