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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Eventually, though, the time comes, and the time has come for me to binge read this series.
By far the best part of the Soul Screamers series in the first two books is the mythology. You know, those women who shriek? Flattering, amirite? The Netherworld is also full of carnivorous, poisonous plants.
Thus far, the series has been pretty light, but the world building is good and leaves room for some really intense, heartbreaking stories. She has no idea why that happened until a year later in the events of My Soul to Take.
So yay for door locks! Plus, she and Emma, her best friend, actually seem to like each other. At this point, I have only two concerns, one of which is more objective and one more subjective.
In fact, her cousin comes off as the standard bitchy mean girl. I want to see this develop as the series goes along.
The other worry I have about my relationship with Soul Screamers is that it seems like this might get pretty episodic, more like Dead Like Me than Croak. I prefer my fiction to have a larger narrative driving the story forward, but My Soul to Save was basically another little paranormal mystery. While I will probably like all the episodes, just as I did with Dead Like Me, I might not like any of it as much as the beginning. That said, reviews seem to indicate that this series only improves, and quite a bit from here.
View 1 comment. Aug 14, Patricia added it Shelves: I bought this for my bookshelf. I regret it a lot as I don't even like the stories within it anymore. If someone wants to trade, let me know.
View 2 comments. If you are new to the Soul Screamers series, this is the place to start. This volume contains a prequel short story, plus the first two novels in the series. Kaylee Cavanaugh is living a Harry Potter sort of existence: I kept thinking of Sophie like Quinn on the "Daria" show, except Quinn wasn't quite as bitchtastic.
Kaylee's secret is that she's a bean sidhe, what we bastardize into "banshee. She meets Nash Hudson: In case you're curious, male bean sidhe don't have the same gifts as females.
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We learn about the bean sidhe as Kaylee does. I liked this collection. The prequel shows what happened when Kaylee's bansheeism manifested in a JC Penney, before she knew anything about it. She ended up restrained in the psych ward. Once she begins to master and control her gift--with Nash's help--it leads to two good stories. One thing I admire in Rachel Vincent's work thus far is that she can convey a rather harrowing story, involving teens who drink and have sex, and yet she never resorts to excessive profanity.
Her storytelling skills are first rate, and I recommend Volume 1. Good stuff. May 19, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This volume contained the first 3 books. And let me tell you this volume of books was one hell of a fast ride. This book sat on my bookshelf for awhile until one day I decided to read it. I could kick myself for waiting so long. My Soul to Lose This is actually a prequel. And a damn good one at that. Kaylee is just your average high school girl. Except one day she is at the mall and lets o 5 outstanding stars Rachel Vincents Soul Screamers!!!
Except one day she is at the mall and lets out a bloody loud scream. A scream that is never ending.
People cover their ears, what the hell is wrong with this girl? She is taken to a hospital ward. Clearly she is unstable, right? My Soul To Take In this book we find out why Kaylee screams. When she is near someone that is gonna die she lets out a bloodly curling scream that doesn't end till the persons is dead. My Soul To Save More people die, more screaming, and we enter into the Netherworld. Oh yessss!!! These books are a must read.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. My Soul to Lose Soul Screamers, 0.
And of course Kaylee. Good opening to the series. Perhaps drags too long on the big reveal. Lots of hints, but keeps you guessing until the end, as not much is known about the world.
So it works. I think this will be my fourth time doing so. I can't wait for more! It was pretty good, and I liked how Kaylee learned more about the Netherworld and hellions in this book. I wasn't sure if I would continue rereading the series, but I think I will, as book two was quite enjoyable.
Jan 23, Jen rated it really liked it. I really, really enjoyed this book, however I had one issue with it. To me, if ultimate evil is acknowledged and exists, then the opposite must also be true. Ultimate good, which protects the innocent, must also be present.
I completely do not believe that innocent souls, bartered by those who are evil, would be tormented for all of eternity without intervention by the ultimate good. Yes, the main character and her friends are acting as the "good", but they are mortal, even if they have some sup I really, really enjoyed this book, however I had one issue with it. Yes, the main character and her friends are acting as the "good", but they are mortal, even if they have some supernatural powers.
They aren't the ultimate good that is a match for the ultimate evil. Despite those philosophical differences, the plot was believable and moved at a break-neck pace, the writing was so good, it made the reading and page flipping effortless. The characters were real and I have to say, the adults did not suffer from the "Harry Potter" syndrome of not giving necessary information to the kids so they could survive.
It did start out that way, but they quickly realized that not sharing information was not a good idea.
Holy cow, adults in a YA book that know how to reason and actually use common sense!! That alone makes this a good read. There wasn't a lot of school life in this book.
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I have to admit, I have no idea how Nash can be such a good football player when he's running around constantly trying to save the innocent souls in Texas. Kind of like Batman, when does the man ever sleep? To be fair, Kaylee doesn't seem to get much sleep either, but she isn't a star football player in high school. Emma didn't show much in the second book in this omnibus. Most of the secondary characters didn't, to be honest. The plot moved so fast, that I didn't notice at the time of reading, but upon reflection, it does seem like a decided lack.
I really can't wait to get my hands on the next omnibus. Good writing and smart adult characters. Aug 11, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: It gets you interested, but at the same time doesn't divulge any pertinent information. Vincent introduces us to the main players of the series, well all but two anyway, and to Kaylee's affliction. I'm not really sure what else to call it. Kaylee has the knack for detecting when somebody around her is going to die.
She doesn't know how or when exactly, but knows that it will be soon, within minutes usually. Unfortunately, instead of being able to warn this poor soul see what I did there? Kaylee has been a victim of whatever this is for years, but has always been able to get away in time that it's never become really an issue. This time she wasn't so lucky and ends up yelling her head off in the middle of Sears, unable to stop. Eventually she passes out and awakens tied to a bed not like that you dirty birdies in a mental hospital.
While in the hospital, Kaylee encounters a young girl, Lydia, who sits by herself and just stares at her.
Nothing more. I got the feeling that Lydia knew something about Kaylee, but I don't know what. I'm not sure if we'll encounter her later in the series or not, but I found her to be very intriguing and hope that we do. After a visit from her Uncle Brendon and Aunt Val, her guardians since her mother's death and father's departure for Ireland when she was about three, they decide that this isn't the place for Kaylee and she belongs at home.
My Soul To Take We have answers! But I won't tell you what they are! Her crush and one of the most popular boys in school. Feeling a "panic attack" coming on, Nash and Emma take Kaylee outside in the alley where she confesses to both of them that a girl in the club is going to die.
They find out the next morning that she was right. Within the next two days, another two young and attractive girls mysteriously fall down dead. Kaylee begins to suspect that something is amiss and enlists Nash's help to figure it out. She beings a search for answers that will soon change her life forever - in ways she couldn't even being to imagine.
Sounds intriguing, no? Nash begins to take an interest in Kaylee. He seems worried about her and concerned on an intense level, which I found to be rather odd since the first time they really interacted was when he approached her at the club. While Vincent does explain the seemingly instant attraction don't worry, it's not in insta-love , I would have liked to see more of a foundation to the relationship; however, I guess all relationships have to start off somewhere.
The new addition that I really like is Tod, a reaper. Tod is a snarky little fellow with quite the sense of humor. He is connected with one of the characters in a very special way - but to say who and how would spoil it! My Soul To Save Things become more engaging and scarier as we delve deeper into the world of bean sidhes, reapers, and the Netherworld. It turns out that humans can sell their souls to hellions for fame, fortune, and all the perks.
Of course, it is damning their eternal soul to be tortured for the rest of eternity, but what can you do? Tod enlists Nash and Kaylee's help to save the soul of his ex-girlfriend, Addison Page, a starlet from the Dekker Media "entertainment titan. I feel bad for Addy and as the novel progressed, I pitied her more and more.
We get to see a different side of Tod in My Soul to Take. We see beyond his snarky attitude to see a young man who still cares about those that he loves. He wants to save Addy at all costs, but there's only so much he can do. I liked Tod when we first met him, but now I love him.
As far as Aiden, Kaylee's dad, is concerned, I feel bad for him, too. He's been absent from Kaylee's life for thirteen years and has now stepped into the role as her father - it's hard on both of them. He's working a factory job to keep ends meat, renting a small house filled with used furniture, and Kaylee is keeping secrets. Kaylee doesn't inform him of her assisting Abby and as a result is keeping secrets, breaking curfew, and sneaking out.
I can't fault Aiden for shortening his leash and demanding to know where she's been and what she's been doing. Overall Kaylee is a strong character and accepts her role in the world with grace and a desire to understand everything. Not only that, but she is clever enough to come up with solutions to the issues at hand, but at the same time, doesn't believe that she is infallible. She knows that she still has a lot to learn about this new world she finds herself in, but is determined to help others.
She's incapable of sitting back and doing nothing. At the same time, she learns that she "couldn't save them all, and on [her] good days, [she has] to admit that he was right. Eventually people have to learn to make their own decisions, and to deal with the consequences. Including [her]" However, I would like to see Kaylee trusting her dad more. He's over one-hundred years old and while he wont' always agree with what she is doing, he knows more about this world than she does.
I would also like to see Kaylee hanging out with Emma more. Emma is her best friend, but I find her being put to the side in favor of Nash. Emma seems to only come around when Kaylee needs something - an alibi, a ride, a car. I can understand Kalee's desire to keep Emma safe, but that doesn't mean ignoring her completely.
I find the Soul Screamers series to be an extremely compelling read with strong characters, engaging plots, and detailed writing. Vincent brings these characters and an entire new world to life. These unique stories grip your imagination with vivid scenes, witty dialogue, and believable as far as paranormal stories go plot points.
To be honest, I think Goodreads should also let readers give half a star for rating. She was way too ridiculous by getting grumpy to almost everyone whenever they told her the truth or convinced her not to do something stupid.
Apr 04, Crystal rated it it was amazing. I read these slightly out of order. My library had the first book, but not the second so I read the first, then ordered the ebook of this together.
I know that kind of does not make sense, but in a way it did. It was only a little more and I got all 2. I am hoping the next books in the series will come out in an omnibus like this one as well and eve I read these slightly out of order. I am hoping the next books in the series will come out in an omnibus like this one as well and even though my library has the future books I plan on downloading any future omnibus. I love the series that much. On to these books. A short novella, that I believe was actually written after the first book and maybe even the second, yes I could look it up, but I'm feeling lazy.
This one just gives a brief story of the background we as readers see in My Soul To Take when Kaylee first sees someone die and screams for them. This is when her aunt and uncle lock her up in the psychiatric ward of the hospital. Most of the story takes place there. Like I said this is mainly background and I found it to be a quick and interesting story. I think it would have been more effective for me if I had read it first, but I still really enjoyed it. So those of you just starting the series, read it first, get your first taste of Kaylee and then move on to.
With this book I was hooked on the world of the Soul Screamers. First there is Kaylee. What is there not to love about Kaylee. She is loyal to her friends, hates her cousin who hates her, is sarcastic and witty and ends up with a very hot boyfriend, yet doesn't let it go to her head.
Oh and while dealing with this and high school she also learns she's a bean sidhe and that Nash is one also. And if things can't get crazier than that girls in her school seem to be dying and there are rules to saving lives as a bean sidhe.
After 16 years of normal life Kaylee is in for the surprise of her life. To me this book was very fresh. It had an interesting premise and the plot was fast moving and had a number of twists and turns and I didn't see the ending that happened coming. I enjoyed getting to know Kaylee and Nash and love them as a couple and look forward to more of them in future books.
I also love Emma, Kaylee's best friend and Tod. Vincent has created a very interesting world and a fun cast of characters. This first full book was a true winner for me and I was glad the second book was ready and waiting for me.
The final book in this omnibus is My Soul to Save. If I thought the first one was fast-paced this one is even more so.
At a concert, Kaylee and Nash watch pop sensation Eden drop dead on stage, but Kaylee has no urge to scream which confuses her. I seems in the twisted world of teen pop stars that some are selling their souls to the underworld and since this certain pop star used to date Tod, this causes Nash, Kaylee and Tod to team up to help save the life of Eden.
As Kaylee learns more about the underworld and navigates life with her Dad and her romance with Nash, this one really heats up. Throw some Tod into the mix and things always get interesting. Action, romance, humor, My Soul To Save has it all.
I think I pretty much sped through this one and was ready for the next one. Again I'm glad I'm coming to this series late. Another nice thing. While the books are connected, there are no terrible cliff-hangers at the end of the books. Vincent typically ties up the storyline from the book in each book, but the romance, the family situation and her life as a bean sidhe are the over-arcing storyline that ties the series together.
I like this. It makes me anxious for the next book to see what happens next but not overanxious because she left me with a cliffhanger. Overall, this series is a real winner. Quick easy reads with great entertainment value and wonderful characters that continue to grow and evolve from book to book. This has quickly become one of my favorite YA series. It's a nice light series while dealing with some issues it still doesn't take itself too seriously, it just has a nice balance and it will keep me coming back for more.
I've already finished book 3, My Soul to Keep review to come , and will be starting book 4, My Soul to Steal, very soon.
I wanted to be able to rate this book higher because there are a lot of positives to it. The storyline is unique in that the author tackles the myths of Banshees- real name Bean Sidhes- which while I have known generally about have never read much else about them. The spins of a male counterpart being necessary along with the Banshee scram to putting souls back in people's bodies led to interesting possibilities.
My favorite character is Tod, a grim reaper who is the brother to Nash, the main ch I wanted to be able to rate this book higher because there are a lot of positives to it. My favorite character is Tod, a grim reaper who is the brother to Nash, the main character's boyfriend.
Now the main character Kaylee was not impressive. At first she thinks she is crazy because of what she thinks are panic attacks, but then nope it has to be brain cancer, yet when they find out the truth there is never a flicker of disbelief because obviously she is not crazy so it has be something mythological and that she never knew was possible.
Nash has no real depth to him. Three books in and all i know is he is hot and likes to play sports. Kathleen likes him so much because he is hot and nice.
Also, he knows about her heritage which seems to be the only reason he likes her. Let's not forget, six weeks into the relationship and he is not pushing for sex- her words at least not too badly.
Tod is the only one with some range in his emotions.
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He acts as though he doesn't care about anything but you can see how he loves Nash and does try to do some good- in his twisted way. I can get over all of that though because the book had hooked me but the inconsistencies were the deal breaker.
I hate when that happens because while reading i feel as though i must have misread, skipped something, etc and find myself flipping back through the book to make sure. I am not talking about little ones either but ones that actually can impact the story. That went on for half a book before it changed to wait! No, it can and will be someone close to you. Is pointing out the examples spoilers? Then came another big one. In the second book the author gives a brief overview of the guidelines on being a bean side.
As humans hear it. As a titanic racket loud enough to deafen, and sharp enough to shatter not just glass, but your ever-loving sanity. See what I mean about inconsistencies yet because I can go on.
Honestly, if I had started with the first book I might not have kept reading the series. Since this one started with the prequel though, that book caught me fast and left me wondering about Leslie, the girl who helped her. Now done with books one and two I still don't know about what she was and what she really did to help! That makes me mad as well. The second book was more involved with Tod being a bigger character and us learning more about the Neverworld.
I will finish the series and hope no more confusion rises because I do think there are still many questions left to answer and it can be brought back up. Also, why haven't they explained the aging this yet? I understand Bean Sidhes livelonger lives and all the parents look amazingly young for their human age, but then how come the teenagers look their teenage age? Yep, stupid questions rattling around Oct 29, Daniel rated it it was amazing.
Here's a review of the first Soul Screamers book included in this anthology along with Book 2 and a prequel novella that I wrote way back in June of I have a confession to make: For this reason, I tend to avoid stories that are strictly teen-centric.
A teenage bean sidhe, living in Texas. My Soul to Take is an origin story, introducing us to Kaylee love that name, too! Unlike standard folklore, Vincent portrays the bean sidhe as a race that includes both men and women, with each gender having specific powers and abilities.
Ideas are all well and good, but if an army marches on its stomach, a novel marches on its characters. Kaylee is a great addition to my list of spunky, smart-mouthed heroines. All Growed Up. So, yeah, I loved My Soul to Take. Dec 11, Kat Lost in Neverland rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee—she screams when someone dies. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students.
The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend's needy ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr.
Beck…before he discovers they aren't quite human, either. But Kaylee's borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life. The good news? He didn't get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school… Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend.
But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life….
It's time to kick some hellion butt After not really surviving her junior year does "undead" count as survival? She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever. But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been.The screams that cannot be denied mean that someone near her will die - and she can never save them.
Before I Wake —. All you need to know is that view spoiler [everyone comes to save the day, it's happy ever after and hide spoiler ] it's completely anti-climatic. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. The plot overall is exciting and different and I truly enjoyed this book. Any person looking for a different kind of story will love this book just as much as I did. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. Because saving one life means taking another I thoroughly enjoyed it.