Tuesday, 9 August 2011

My Soul to Keep - Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Keep - Rachel Vincent
Grade: YA
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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…

If I thought my emotional responses to Rachel Vincent books ended with the Shifters series I was so wrong. Ms. Vincent has a way of getting you so attached to characters that the slightest hint of heartbreak sends you rushing for the tissue box. The Soul Screamers series so far has been action packed and super intense, and now I can add extremely emotional to that list. 'My Soul to Keep' made me want to scream and definitely made me cry at the end.

Nothing seems to be easy for Kaylee and Nash. You think they've made it past the worst troubles and might get a few moments to themselves, but then something new comes along to crush them. I've got to hand it Rachel, she knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat; never a gap in all that action.

I love that we get introduced to more Netherworld activities and creatures. It's a dangerous world, the Netherworld, and it seems to have a lot more influence over the human world than we know. I like that demons and problems from the previous books have also carried over into 'My Soul to Keep'; the stories keep tying themselves together with more than just bean sidhe/reaper problems. With all the times they've crossed into the Netherworld, it makes you wonder if they'll ever make it past the equivalent of their immediate area. There's got to be so many creatures and places that could cause a lot of trouble in the future.

My worries about *someone* coming between Nash and Kaylee weren't necessary, but *something*...that was heartbreaking. I know it's rare for a relationship to last an entire series without problems, but that doesn't stop me from hoping they'll be relatively happy most of the time. I hope they find a way to work out their issues soon.

Sort of sad we didn't get to see much of Tod this time. While I was wary of him before, I missed him popping in and out of existence, bugging Nash and Kaylee. But he helped save the day, so that definitely made up for his lack of scenes in the beginning. I like how much he cares for the people who he allows to see him. He might hide his emotions most of the time, but he truly cares for his family, Kaylee and especially Addy.

5/5 Stars

Originally posted on Goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/163596734


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