[Soul Screamers #1]
Released: August 1st 2009 by Harlequin Teen
( Barnes & Noble / Goodreads )
Words cannot describe how surprised I was with this book. Since this is my first time reading this series, I decided to read all of them [including the novellas] in order. Though this was nothing like My Soul To Lose, I immensely enjoyed it. I kind of found it funny that they only mentioned the mental institutions once or twice towards the middle, but anyway… I was more than ecstatic when I flipped the last page of this book and knew that I had officially became a Soul Screamers fanatic. I can now sing the praises of Rachel Vincent with the best of you, aren’t you all so glad?
Now there is nothing better than starting out a book with Kaylee [main character] sneaking into an 18+ club with Emma [the best friend]. Well, there are a few ways to spice up said scene. Enter Nash [hottest stud at school] and a chilling discovery n’ BAM, you have yourself a first chapter to keep you hooked until Kaylee opens that pretty little mouth of hers and then some. Now, I was not so sure of Nash in the beginning. He never even spoke to or even looked at Kaylee before this night, only to end up playing her knight in shining armor come nights end? Come on now. But, pleasantly, I was all wrong about Mr. McDreamy. Yes, Nash is my new McDreamy.
I really enjoyed getting to know Kaylee and all that she is. The concept behind this book was just lovely to read and I have not seen one other author out there do it like Rachel Vincent. Craving the information being held back [not to mention Nash], my eyes couldn’t devour the words fast enough. I thought that this book had enough man candy as it was, until Tod entered and rocked my world. I have found, with recent books I have been reading, that reapers are deadly studs who I would gladly invite to kill me. I am having a bad boy streak lately folks, so I cannot help but to root for Tod, even if I know he isn’t going to win out. Is he? OH! The suspense kills me. And not to mention that little surprise thrown at you in the aftermath of everything going to hell and back, can we say WOAH?!
Hooked from page one and teetering on the edge of my seat for a crazy soul stealing ride I was more shocked than your mother when she found out you’ve seen a man indecently exposing himself at a football game when the ending slapped me in the face. Like WHAT?! I never saw it coming, and for that, I applaud not only Rachel but you readers for not giving it away in reviews. I mean, I don’t know how you all kept that sucker from me, but damn was it an intense ride.
As I sing my final note of praise for Rachel Vincent and her magnificent characters I just want you all to know how shocked and astounded I was with book number one. It was so much more than I ever expected and I can’t wait to continue on with Kaylee in this thrilling series of death, love, and secrets.
Five Wailin' Stars
[Soul Screamers Junkie]
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Eeep! Guys, I am SO glad I started this challenge. I LOVE these books and I am only two books in. Like seriously, how did it take me so LONG to get around to reading them?! It is so safe to say I am a junkie now. <3