MY SOUL TO STEAL
Soul Screamers #4
Author: Rachel Vincent
Source: Personal Purchase
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (December 21, 2010)
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.
I have to say, without a doubt, THIS book in the series has to be my favorite so far! Everything that has happened previously in the series has come to a head in My Soul To Steal. At least everything that involves Nash and Kaylee’s relationship. If hellions, death and drug abuse was not enough to throw at this angst filled couple, then a supernatural ex-girlfriend could be the final straw.
I loved how the author paused the relationship of Nash and Kaylee in this book. It was needed after everything that has happened in the first three books. They both have some things that needed to be worked out and they couldn’t do that together without pretending everything was okay. I felt such misery for Nash as he struggled for a second chance with Kaylee. I hurt deeply for Kaylee when the things going through her mind about Sabine might actually be true. I wanted to cry with her in bed and beat the crap out of Sabine at the same time. I wanted Nash to wake up and realize what the hell he was doing to Kaylee while he tried a friendship with Sabine. Most of all, I wanted to crawl up in Tod’s lap and ask him to hold me through the whole story. I wanted him to be my Knight in Shining Armor and protect me from the emotional roller coaster the author was taking me on! Why did she have to pull at my very fine heart strings throughout this ENTIRE book?
If you have been following along with the reviews so far, you know that Kaylee never has a normal week. She is far from normal anyway. Yet, I kept hoping the author would give her some peace in this book. The peace Kaylee finds in this book is finally a backbone. I cheered for the way she finally stood up to people and put her foot down. I loved how she protected her new friend Alec and how she finally stood up to everyone who has been afraid she is too fragile to handle things. I was actually shocked to find that Nash had a backbone as well when he finally reached his breaking point of trying to win Kaylee’s trust and heart.
Again, this has to be my favorite book of the series so far and I can’t wait to dive into the next book. After all of the suspense that has building throughout the series, I can only imagine what the climatic story is going to be for the next book. If it is anything as thrilling as this one, I might just have to ask Kaylee for her backbone so I can make it through the entire story in one piece.