Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

The first full novel in the Soul Screamers series, My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers Book 1), picks up nicely where the novella, My Soul to Lose, leaves off.  We are once again introduced to Kaylee Cavanaugh, who can tell when someone is going to die.  Kaylee and her best friend, Emma, are out at a club when Kaylee has a death premonition and who is there to help her through it?  The hottest guy in school, Nash Hudson.  Oddly, Nash doesn't seem to find Kaylee's behavior unusual.  In fact, he seems to know more about Kaylee than she knows about herself.

Rachel Vincent brings us into Kaylee's world--her mother is dead, her father moved away & left her with her Aunt Val, Uncle Brendan and, oh so perfect cousin Sophie.  She's already been hospitalized for her inability to control her 'panic attacks' when someone she encounters is going to die soon.  She's completely confused about her life and where she belongs when Nash Hudson starts to notice her.  Not only does Nash notice her, he holds a lot of the answers about Kaylee that her father and her family are holding back from her.

The story is well-written and presents a different subject in the paranormal romance genre.  No werewolves or vampires here.  Nor is there an overabundance of teen angst, which makes the story more appealing to those of us out of our teens :)  Kaylee is an interesting young woman who, once she begins to understand her true nature, takes the information for what she can do with it rather than falling apart and spiraling into teen drama.  I liked Kaylee's character and am interested to see how she develops in the future, as well as the characters of her friends and family.  I'll be starting My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers Book 2) very soon.

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