Friday, March 18, 2011

Review: My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)Title: My Soul To Steal
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: 4th in Soul Screamers
Pages: 343
Published: Available now from Harlequin
ISBN: 9780373210275
Source: Netgalley

Description: 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 Give This ...

I was curious were the story was going to go after what happened in My Soul To Keep.  I really wasn't expecting to go on an emotional roller coaster.  It's funny how some emotions you can really identify with no matter what your age might be.

I really felt for Kaylee.  She's trying so hard to deal with her own emotions and how she feels about Nash and his actions.  I don't blame her one bit for wanting to sort through all that.  I'm not sure I agree with the choice to stay away from Nash while he's coming off his addiction, but I understood why she did it.  I really was wrapped up in the way Nash was making her feel during this entire book.  

Nash is your typical boy.  I was surprised he really seemed to think that everything would be fine after 2 weeks.  And I really hated that he could not understand why Kaylee did not like Sabine and his relationship.   It seemed perfectly reasonable to me.  And Sabine was a downright vicious character.  I liked her, but she was extreme.   Oddly enough I really disliked Todd during this story.  I wonder if he didn't have an ulterior motive for saying what he did.  I don't think he could truly believe that what he was saying was the best outcome for all.

I find the greed demon (Avarti?) down right creepy.  He seems hell bent on getting Kaylee in the netherworld to torture forever.  I shudder at how he can take over anyone at will and uses them to toy with Kaylee.  Hopefully they can all figure out how to take care of that little problem (which I betting is the ultimate goal of the series).  I'm looking forward to the next one.

1 comment:

  1. I really like Tod throughout MSTSteal. I would suspect that he did have an ulterior motive for advising Kaylee to let Nash go, but I think he meant what he said too; also, I agree with what he said. Kaylee and Nash aren't good together. Kaylee and Tod would be much better. <3


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