After the ending of My Soul to Keep and the new information provided by Reaper, I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one. I was happy to see that Kaylee hadn’t just fallen back in Nash’s arms, and that he’s working on making things right. At least until his ex-girlfriend conveniently transfers to their school and starts throwing herself at him. Sabine was briefly introduced in Reaper so I was definitely curious to find out more about her, even if I didn’t like her…at all. She definitely brought the drama, and I could appreciate that.Kaylee has no idea who she can trust anymore. She’s trying to rebuild trust with Nash, but that’s hard to do when his ex is staying until the early hours, and is manipulating Kaylee’s […]
This was a great short about our favorite reaper, Tod! I loved getting to be inside Tod’s head even if it was only for 60ish pages. We get a lot of information about the reaper business which I found really interesting. It really adds to the experience of the Soul Screamers world. Reaper also fills in a lot of gaps in Nash and Tod’s relationship. We see them interacting while Tod is still alive and how Nash reacts to his death. They were obviously close, but still had their fights. It’s a very interesting contrast to way they act towards each other in the main books.While there was some of Tod’s great sense of humor in the beginning, there was also a great emotional scene involving Nash and Harmony. I […]
My Soul to Keep is much different than the previous two books. It’s darker and more serious. Of course, Kaylee’s need to save people is still going strong, but this time it’s actually people she knows. Her relationship with Nash also changes. While in the last book their hormones were raging, Nash didn’t push Kaylee to go further, but this time around he’s not so patient. He actually uses his influence to try to get her to say yes, and says a few horrible things to convince her. But Kaylee’s a smart girl and doesn’t fall for it.Anyway, this time the plot deals with drug use. Well, technically it deals with addiction to Demon’s Breath, which is probably worse than most human drugs. Kaylee has once again taken it upon […]
I dove into this immediately after finishing My Soul to Take, but reading the blurb made me go “what?!” It sounds kind of cheesy, but Rachel Vincent somehow made it exciting and interesting. It was still a bit silly at times, like mega media corporations selling souls of the teens they recruit, but it also gave us more insight into the Netherworld. I was also excited to get more Tod, even though half the time he seemed like a lame sidekick. He still had some great, mischievous moments though!After failing to save the souls of the girls in the first book, Kaylee is determined to help pop-star Addison Page get hers back after trading it for fame and fortune. Kaylee is a bit too compassionate and determined for her own […]
I am now joining the Rachel Vincent fan club! She created great characters, an interesting plot, and introduced a unique paranormal entity. I absolutely loved how she integrated banshees, or bean sidhe as they’re called in the Irish lore, into the modern world. Sure they might be just another non-human species hidden among humans, but they haven’t been overdone at all. In fact, I haven’t read about them before, and haven’t heard about any other books feature them.Kaylee is great and believable. She’s honest, and determined even when things aren’t exactly going according to plan. She’s a (mostly) normal teenage girl, flies under the radar, and is just trying to keep a grip on some normalcy. However, it’s hard to appear normal when you start wailing at the top of […]
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc. Freebie Finds:More awesome freebies this week! I have been making an effort to read the ones I already have though, so they’re not just piling up.Galley Grabs:I’m trying to avoid NetGalley, since I don’t always get to the books I receive. But I couldn’t resist requesting these, and I didn’t expect to be approved for all of them! I’ll definitely be reading these though. 😀I’m a Winner!:Thanks so much to Donna @ Book Passion 4 Life! Super duper excited to read this! My mom and I were having fun petting the cover, since the “blood” is textured. LoLLibrary Loot: I’m sooo excited that my library […]
I know a lot of people said to read this after My Soul to Take, but I must read things in order if at all possible, so I read it first. And I’m glad I did! This was a great preview of the series, and it made me even more excited to get started on the first book. It’s like an awesome movie trailer getting you pumped up for the actual movie. I enjoyed getting to know the main character, Kaylee, a bit before diving into the series. And what better way to get to know someone than following them around the psych ward of a hospital!