Friday, June 18, 2010

Book Review: My Soul to Keep

Title: My Soul to Keep

Author: Rachel K. Vincent

Genre: Paranormal YA Fantasy

Publisher: Harlequin

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

Paperback: 304 Pages

Back Cover: 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...

Stand Alone or Series: Book 3 in Series

Why did I read this book: I love me some Rachel K. Vincent and while I was slow to delve into this new world anything Rachel writes has a home on my bookshelf. After ordering from my local indie bookseller and my copy never arriving I ended up winning a copy online with the caveat that I must review it.

And now for the Review (spoiler alert):
In this, the third book in the Soul Screamers series, Kaylee has found some stability and with her boyfriend Nash is dealing with what it is to be a bean sidhe. That is until she has to save the world and more immediately her classmates from an addicting substance from the Netherworld. Kaylee has some clues along the way that there is something going on with Nash and is understandably devastated when she realizes the betrayal. Vincent writes the anger, frustration and despair beautifully, leaving room for redemption. Tod is a more active character in this book and we are given a chance to see him as more than the reaper that we have come to know. Nash who has up to now been been perfect in every way cracks. While I can hate what he does, it is good to see some flaws and screw up a few things. It isn't a surprise that Kaylee saves the day, but not everyone survives and she still is wracked by the guilt of the things that she should have done differently. Repeating a pattern for me this 3rd book has proved to be my favorite in the series so far, it is also the one that made me the weepiest.

This is a great book and a well crafted addition to the series. I give it a solid 7

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