Young Adult Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It’s time to kick some hellion butt…
After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.
But then she meets Wrath and understands that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can’t save everyone she loves without risking everything she has…

Title: With All My Soul
Author:  Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373210663
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: March 26th 2013
Number of pages: 377

 
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I’ve had this book since the release and was a little worried about the ending. I always fear ending a series, because I never think it will be good enough or that I can accept the book and move on with the characters. I just love Kaylee and Tod, but was a bit worried about their forever.
 
I loved this series and only discovered last year, but already feels like they are part of me, so saying goodbye was really difficult for me, but I actually liked this last book, as always Kaylee was very smart and playing the hellions so that in the end the means could be justified.
 
Can I just say how sorry I am for all the heartbreak Tod has been thought during this series, and this book was the worst of all for him, but I liked seeing him fighting for his love and never giving up. In the end I was happy for everyone and actually liked how everything turned up, but Kaylee suffered alone almost the entire series and I wanted for her to have a normal day for once.

Series in order

#0.5 – My Soul to Lose
#1 – My Soul to Take
#2 – My Soul to Save
#3 – My Soul to Keep
#3.5 – Reaper
#4 – My Soul to Steal
#5- If I Die
#5.5 – Never to Sleep
#6 – Before I Wake
#7 – With All My Soul

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Review: Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)Title: Before I Wake
Author:  Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373210612
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: June 26th 2012
Number of pages: 346

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I died on a Thursday-killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn’t get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…  Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won’t keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn’t just gambling with her own life…
My Thoughts

 

This series is like a roller coaster and we never know if Kaylee is safe and what is coming after her, although is pretty safe to bet on Avery, but he get new tricks every book and is insane to wonder what is coming new.

 

So having started to read this series in January I didn’t had to wait very long for this book and I’m wondering how people managed, because I was so anxious to read about Kaylee new job in the afterlife, plus Tod is kinda amazing as a boyfriend, much better than Nash and he’s very helpful.

 

The book started after one month from the previous and now we can see how Kaylee is adjusting to lack of sleep and trying to make her body corporeal to go back to school. She’s having a hard time, but that’s nothing new and everybody is kinda worried about her new job, since is barely different from a banshee and of course dangerous.

 

Kaylee is now responsible to save the souls from people killed before their appear on the reapers list. Is kinda like the first book, when the rogue reaper killed young girls for a demon. Only difference now is that she answer to a boss and the necromancer tells her where to pick the stolen souls, but everything fall the ladder and Kaylee discovers that Avery can possess death people without needing the living and having a corporeal body, crazy right?

 

I loved this book and the steps where we learned more about her new job and how she acted help from other people this time was surprising. Tod was great and very romantic, can you believe he’s got an apartment just to have a place to take Kaylee? Nash started the book being his regular bastard but ended up being better, not great and don’t think I’ll ever really life him anymore. Kaylee’s father is learning to parent a teenager and now he’s life is really difficult, but he was loveable in this book.

 

The end was unexpected and OMG I can’t wait for the next book. Start counting for April to get here soon.

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Books in this Series

#0.5 – My Soul to Lose
#1 – My Soul to Take
#2 – My Soul to Save
#3 – My Soul to Keep
#3.5 – Reaper
#4 – My Soul to Steal
#5- If I Die
#5.5 – Never to Sleep
#6 – Before I Wake
#7 – With All My Soul (Expected publication: April 1st 2013)

Quote

“It’s suspiciously quiet in here, and there’s a Tod shaped dent in the bean bag. For the sake of both my sanity and my temper, I’m going to pretend I can’t tell that you’re in his lap, so could you pretend that this is still my house and you are still my daughter, and I’m within my parental rights to kick your boyfriend out after 11:00 p.m.?”
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Review: If I Die by Rachel Vincent

If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)Title: If I Die
Author:  Rachel Vincent 
Series: Soul Screamers
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373210329
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance
Release date: September 27th 2011
Number of pages: 342

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The entire school’s talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee’s no ordinary high-school junior. She’s a banshee—she screams when someone dies.

But the next scream might be for Kaylee.

Yeah—it’s a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee’s going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend’s needy ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers they aren’t quite human, either.

But Kaylee’s borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life.

Anything.

My Thoughts:

This book was like a emotion high and I even shed some tears near the end. So good. Is amazing how we get attached to the characters and now is like I know Kaylee for years. We can always tell how she’s going to react.

Now we know when Kaylee life expires and her mother reaper is back in town to finish the job, of course her father is doing almost everything possible, and some more than nightmarish crazy, to save her.

 

I think after everything that happened and her several trips to Netherworld this was not something expected. Sure Avary is always looking for her and trying to get her soul, but her final date with no excuses is a complete different thing.

 

She tries to hold them together and of course decides to solve a mystery on high school. Sounds regular for her, but is something really strange this time. A girl loses her baby and Kaylee almost screams for his soul. The girl has a boyfriend and he’s not the daddy, crazy huh? Kaylee decides to investigate and there’s nothing normal in the pregnancy.

 

I loved this roller-coaster. Was a really great book and the end made me cry, but a good cry. Not what I expected, but Kaylee acted and saved the day once again. Plus a different Tod in this book. I liked this new him, showing more attitude and feelings.

Books in this Series:

#0.5 – My Soul to Lose
#1 – My Soul to Take
#2 – My Soul to Save
#3 – My Soul to Keep
#3.5 – Reaper
#4 – My Soul to Steal
#5- If I Die
#5.5 – Never to Sleep
#6 – Before I Wake
#7 – With All My Soul

Quote:

“You just say the word, and I’ll make the rest of the world go away. I’ll take you someplace safe, where no one else can reach us.”

Review: Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent

Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers, #5.5)Title: Never to Sleep
Author:  Rachel Vincent 
Series: Soul Screamers
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1426834144
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 1st 2012
Number of pages: 56

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Don’t Close Your Eyes.

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin’s strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she’s put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep…forever.

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family…?

My Thoughts:

This little novella was not something that caught my eye, but since is a fresh book from Rachel Vincent and is  part of Soul Screamers, I decided to give it a chance. Don’t get me wrong. I love this series, but Sophie is not a great person.

 

Her life was pretty perfect with a loving family and she had everything a girl could ask for, but she treated Kaylee so bad in all the books.

 

This novella is from Sophie POV and she gets a tastes of Kaylee world when in a panic moment she screams for her life, but she’s not alone and this new boy seams to have all kinds of secrets.

 

I liked the sort story and how Rachel managed to wrap everything in just this book, but still don’t like Sophie. She’s a bully and has issues that are not normal. For me she’s just pathetic and her life is very easy, with the dancing squad and everything she wanted. This visit in Netherworld was something she needed, life an eye opener. Maybe in the next book she gets a better attitude.

Books in this Series:

#0.5 – My Soul to Lose
#1 – My Soul to Take

#2 – My Soul to Save

#3 – My Soul to Keep
#3.5 – Reaper

#4 – My Soul to Steal

#5- If I Die
#5.5 – Never to Sleep
#6 – Before I Wake

#7 – With All My Soul

Quote:

“He was beyond gorgeous. But Eastlake High was full of pretty people who acted like total freaks. I blame the local water supply. Which was why I drank bottled water.”

Review: My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent

 
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)Title: My Soul to Steal
Series: Soul Screamers
Publisher: Harlequin
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373210272
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: January 4th 2011
Number of pages: 343
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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.

My Thoughts:

This book was a really difficult one for me because I started hating Nash after what happened on My Soul to Keep and the way he used Kaylee was very wrong, plus now he wants forgiveness and try to make things go back to the very begin like nothing had happened, like he remember everything.

 

Another problem was Sabine. She’s Nash ex-girlfriend and not a normal human, but it took a very long time for Nash and Tod to really explain things, but Sabine was not a good girl and was hurting Kaylee since day one.

 

Everybody acted on this book like Kaylee was looking for trouble when we all now that trouble always find her no matter what, so she was only trying to understand things and save people once again. Of course since Sabine is the new and different, plus trying to steal Nash, let’s put the blame on her.

 

I liked the story, was very dark and the plot really involving, but still don’t like how Nash reacts sometimes and why people just don’t believe her. she’s always right.

Books in this Series:

#0.5 – My Soul to Lose
#1 – My Soul to Take 

#2 – My Soul to Save

#3 – My Soul to Keep
#3.5 – Reaper

#4 – My Soul to Steal

#5- If I Die
#5.5 – Never to Sleep
#6 – Before I Wake

#7 – With All My Soul

 

Quote:

“Whoever said it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved was full of crap.”

Review: My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent

Young Adult Review

imageTitle: My Soul to Keep
Author: Rachel Vincent
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Soul Screamers
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: June 1st 2010
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 296
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

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…

My Thoughts:

This book takes place one month after My Soul to Save and Kaylee is finally allowed to hang out with Nash after being grounded for Netherworld visits and not talking about her problems. So now all she wants is a normal life, but things get out of hand with Emma boyfriend and Kaylee smell Demon breath on him.
 
Knowing her you already figured that she started investigating and some bad truths came out plus Avari is back and the Netherworld is trying to kidnap teenagers from Kaylee high school during a ball. To close with an ribbon her dad has been kidnapped by Avari also along with Nash.
 
I loved this book and the plot was really genius but I hated Nash almost the entire book and he’s a key character for me, plus Kaylee kinda was left alone and having to deal with Nash issues and her dad was a bit to much.
 
But the story was great and the lest that I was expecting really. Can you imagine drugs on a banshee, plus the avari is back and it sounds like he’s going to be a issue for the future, but he’s good to be the bad guy.

Books in this Series:

#0.5 – My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5) reviewed here
#1 – My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) reviewed here
#2 – My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) reviewed here
#3 – My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
#3.5 – Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5)
#4 – My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)
#5- If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)
#5.5 – Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers, #5.5)
#6 – Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)
#7 – With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)

Review: My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent

imageTitle: My Soul to Save
Author: Rachel Vincent
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Soul Screamers #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: December 29th 2009
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 279
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.

Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….

My Thoughts:

This is the second book on the Rachel Vincent series Soul Screamers and I heard some mixed thoughts about this book. In reality is not better than the first but the first was pretty good for me. So overall is a good book.

I liked some parts of this one. The Netherland was better explained on this book and it helped for us to understand the danger and why is so important to Kaylee to study and now more about her life and where she came from. Still not forgive her father for abandon her knowing full well what was happening.

Also I liked how the relationship between Kaylle and Nash is evolving. The kisses are more real and steamy. Plus there’s actual chemistry between those two.

In this book we get more from the reaper. Tod, shows that even thought he’s dead, he actually has feelings and tries to save he’s ex-girlfriend from spend the eternity suffering on the Netherworld.

The book is more than an adventure on the Netherworld and it showed that the characters developed more feelings. I hope the books continue like these. We get an insight from both: the story and the characters.

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