Jan 4, 2011

Review--My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent


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.


Rachel Vincent's latest Soul Screamers, My Soul to Steal, is a fabulous read! It was a fast paced book where I couldn't put it down for I needed to know what happened next between Kaylee and Sabine and Nash of course!
The tension was thick is all I can say without getting into spoilers. Kaylee wants to be with Nash, yet it's hard for her to trust him again after what he did in My Soul to Keep, and now that Sabine has rolled into town, things have become extremely difficult for Kaylee to work on her relationship woes with Nash.

But that's not the only problem going on, teachers are dying in their sleep, and since Sabine is a mara, Kaylee suspects her for Sabine has been sending Kaylee nightmares of the things she terrifies most. But the teachers dying isn't the only problem, Kaylee's high school has erupted into total and complete chaos, deadly dangerous chaos and Kaylee is sure this too is Sabine's doing.

Like I said, this was a fast paced read for me since I had to know what was going to happen with Kaylee and Nash and the ever determined Sabine, for she wants Nash back, and strangely she has other motives too that are just as surprising.

And there is another matter that is presented to Kaylee that she must make a decision about that she really doesn't like when she is told. Vague, I know, but it was rather shocking to me when I read it!

And sadly, the ending wasn't completely satisfying. It wasn't horrible, so don't think that, it just left a few things unsettled. They were major cliffhangers or anything, more like what we had in My Soul to Keep, just a wondering of what trouble will affect Kaylee and her friends next. It was a startling revelation at the end too. I mean it wasn't totally shocking, but still pretty darn surprising. To the point that I cannot wait for If I Die when that releases. So strange that this is the first title to lack the words "My Soul to", but it will help me with remembering where this one stands!

Overall I give this one 4.5/5 stars, I just wished that the ending didn't leave so much open still with wondering what will happen, but that's series for you! And I love it! But I still hate the waiting!


  1. Okay, I just skimmed your review because I want to read this one so badly, but I haven´t got it yet. I wish all the new releases were available earlier here in Germany!

    Thanks for the review!

  2. the waiting does suck! but this is such an awesome series! so glad you loved this one too! =D

  3. That one darn sentence at the end of the book regarding Nash and Kaylee... UGH! I didn't want that to happen, but whatevs. I cannot wait for "If I Die" though.
    Great review!


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