Wednesday 4 May 2011

Review: My Soul to Lose - Rachel Vincent

Kaylee Cavanaugh's trip to the mall ends with a brutal panic attack and a brain scrambling shriek she can't stop. Her secret fear is exposed. It's the worst day of her life.

Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.

But the hospital isn't a safe place for Kaylee, and getting out won't be easy because everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, who has a secret of her own...

Soul Screamers Series:
My Soul to Lose (prequel novella)
My Soul to Take
My Soul to Save
My Soul to Keep
Reaper (novella)
My Soul to Steal
If I Die
Never to Sleep (novella)
Before I Wake
With All My Soul

For more information visit Rachel Vincent's website

My Soul to Lose is a prequel novella for the Soul Screamers series that can be read for free on Rachel Vincent's website.  I'm a massive fan of Rachel's adult Shifters series so have been looking forward to starting this new series for a long time now and I can tell you now it doesn't disappoint - I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books! 

I don't want to go into much detail about what happens as it would be very easy to give spoilers for a short story so I'll just say that as a prequel novella it leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions.  As a taster to see if you want to try the series My Soul to Lose does it's job perfectly - I was glad that I already had a copy of My Soul to Take as I had to start reading it immediately after finishing the prequel. 

The main character Kaylee is easy to like and you can't help but feel for her, all we know is that she suffers from what she thinks of as panic attacks but it is clear there is more to her problem than that.  A trip to the mall ends in disaster when she can't stop screaming and ends up in a psychiatric ward.  She ends up doubting her own sanity but with Lydia's help she begins to understand that things might not be what the first seemed.

This story is completely different from anything else I've read in the YA paranormal genre and I would highly recommend giving it a try.  My only warning would be make sure you can get hold of My Soul to Take soon after reading it as I'm sure you'll be left desperate to know what happens next!

Source: This is a free novella that can be downloaded from Rachel Vincent's website

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  1. I only have read the first book, My Soul to Take and thought it was really good. I loved it so much that I'm going to reread it very soon. The other books in this series are on my list, I need to read them for a challenge I'm participating in. Hopefully they are as great as this one and the first one. ;) Great review.

  2. Hi Nina, I'm glad you enjoyed the first book, I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this series. Like you I have a lot of catching up to do lol



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