Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers # 1) *5/5*

Title: My Soul to Take
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers - #1
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Page Count: Paperback, 279 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published July 29th 2009)
Rating: 5/5
She doesn't see dead people, but… She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

~ My Review ~

After reading all of the Shifters books by Rachel, I found My Soul to Take in a used book store and, knowing how much I loved her writing style and character building, decided to check out her YA series. After reading My Soul To Take I knew it was going to be one of my new favourites. I loved the chemistry and the flow of the story, and it was an easy read.

One of my favourite things about My Soul to Take was the actual idea of the Soul Screamers, because it was a refreshing change in the YA genre for me. I read a lot of paranormal and there are plenty of fairies, vampires and shapeshifters so I'm always happy to find something that's totally new and different.

Kaylee is great, I love her personality, and I could really feel her struggles throughout the book. And then there's Nash - swoon :) Overall this was a great book and I definitely encourage you to pick it up!

My Rating: 5/5

  Other books in this series (Click highlighted titles for my review)

1 - My Soul to Take
2 - My Soul to Save
3 - My Soul to Keep
4 - My Soul to Steal
5 - If I Die
6 - Before I Wake
7 - With All My Soul

Prequels and Short Stories:
0.1 - My Soul to Lose
0.2 - Reaper
0.3 - Fearless (Kiss Me Deadly - Anthology)
4.2 - Niederwald (Enthralled - Anthology)
5.1 - Never to Sleep

~ You'll like this book if you liked ~
Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

~Links 4 More~
Author Website: here
Add to your Shelfari: here
Add to your Goodreads: here
Buy it at Bookdepository (Free Shipping): here

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Soul Screamers Reading Challenge

I am going to participate in the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge hosted on Fiktshun, (you can sign up HERE).

All details can be found in the signup post, just click the link or badge above to find out more.

The Basics


To READ (or RE-READ) and REVIEW (or POST ABOUT) all five Soul Screamers novels by Rachel Vincent from January 15-June 14, 2012.

The Incentives…

1. Before I Wake pre-order giveaway. For every 10 people who sign up and actively participate in this challenge (at least one book must be read and reviewed) there will be one copy ofBefore I Wake up for giveaway.

2. Rachel Vincent book of your choice. At the end of each month, two winners will be selected from those who left their links for a Rachel Vincent book of your choice.

3. Creating a participation post and leaving the link below, will give you an entry into a giveaway at the end of the challenge for either a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble giftcard or $50 in books of your choice from Amazon or The Book Depository.

4. Reading and reviewing each book during the corresponding month of the challenge will get you an extra entry into the BIWgiveaway.

5. Reading and reviewing one of the Extra Credit Reads will give you an additional entry into the Before I Wake giveaway.

New incentives may be added as the challenge progresses….

UPDATE: As of 1/6/12 at various stages of the challenge there will be giveaways for SIGNED copies of My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal and If I Die, as well as T-Shirts and something really special that will be revealed later in the event.

Thanks to the amazing author for donating quite a few of these awesome prizes and for signing all of the rest!

I was already planning on re-reading the series in preparation of the new release, and this is the perfect incentive to get moving! Thanks to Rachel Vincent and Fiktshun for an awesome contest/giveaway!


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