Release Date: December 21, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Soul Screamers
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YOU WANT MY SOUL AND MY BOYFRIEND?
Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.
And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.
I DON'T THINK SO.
Poor Kaylee. A lot happened in My Soul to Keep that she hasn't time to work through and now she has to deal with Nash's ex-girlfriend Sabine, who is literally a Nightmare. She is using her ability to bring Kaylee fears to the surface when she dreams in hopes of putting an even further wedge than there already is between her and Nash to win him back. On top of that, lately there isn't a day at Kaylee school where some big event happens and ends with someone in trouble, hurt or dead. Whatever is going on, Kaylee senses something paranormal at work and it all started when Sabine arrived.
Of course I didn't enjoy the fact Kaylee is having a hard time when it comes to Nash and their relationship, but I like the fact she isn't just going to forgive right away and forget what he did in My Soul to Keep. Despite her strong feeling for him and how much a part of her wants to forget, she's giving herself time to find out if she can really move on. Usually the opposite is the case and I find the way Kaylee is handling it a refreshing change.
Kaylee father wasn't apart of her life for a long time and in the back of my mind I always wondered how she really feels about that and until now it didn't seem to be on her mind as much as it is on mine. Like with Nash, I don't want Kaylee to feel conflicted and like she's alone because I really like her, but I saw for the first time in this book while she doesn't have time between saving other and trying to keep herself alive to deal with something more normal like her father's absence, it is something on her mind and I hope to see her work through it in the future. Her inner conflicts is another thing that makes Kaylee a believable character.
My Soul to Steal is a fantastic blend of paranormal and suspense. Just when I thought I figured out what was happening and I knew how the story would go, Rachel Vincent proved me wrong. The only thing predictable about a book by her is that there unpredictable. I look forward to seeing how I'm caught off-guard in the next book.