Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: 3rd in Soul Screamers
Published: Available now from Harper Teen
Source: Personal Copy
Description: Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them. Until something does. Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.And so is someone else…
I Give This ...
I really wanted to continue this series. But after book 2, I was hoping that I wouldn't spend the story screaming at the lead characters. I got a happy mix of both, which didn't bother me in the least.
Kaylee made me proud in this book. She's still got an natural need to help those around her. Which I'm completely ok with. But, she needs to recognize her limits and when to ask for help. She manages to do both in this book, and I applauded her for it. I was pleased to see that there is some family bonding going on with her father. Outside of her uncle and cousin, they are the only family they each have. I was also happy that she stood her ground with Nash. I was hoping she wouldn't give in to the idea that in order for him to stick around, she has to give in to what he wants.
As for Nash, well he's the one I spent most of the book frustrated with. I was unhappy with him in the second book, but I think this one took it to a new level. I'm pretty sure at the point that Kaylee needs to give him the boot. I think he's selfish and doesn't bring out the best in Kaylee. Which is sad, because I think overall he's a pretty good character.
I loved the storyline of the Demon's breathe. It gave the added punch to the story. I wasn't surprised to find out who was behind it and what the true reasoning was for introducing it to the students. I also loved the winter solstice party. It made the Netherworld that much more sinister.
I'm looking forward to the next installment!