My Soul to Keep by R. Vincent

There is something about Rachel Vincent’s series that always take me a while to warm up to her characters. It took me until Prey to get really excited for her Shifters and now it’s taken me until My Soul to Keep to get excited about the Soul Screamers series.

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…

I’m not saying that the previous books have been bad, just not something that makes me go ‘Wow’ after reading it. My Soul to Keep has changed all that. In my opinion it is clearly the best in this series.  It was everything that makes up a really good young adult novel.

Now, as with all of the books in the Soul Screamers series, I think the particular problem that Kaylee, Nash, and Todd were dealing with could have been avoided had they just asked for help from an adult. If they had dealt with it that way it would’ve been so much easier, but then there wouldn’t have been such a dramatic story and there was plenty of drama.  It most certainly could have gone over board, but it didn’t and it provided for a story that had me very entertained.

Then there’s Kaylee. In previous books there were times when I felt that she was being a push over with her friends and family. Sure she was dealing with finding out that she was a Bean Sidhe, but that didn’t mean that she had to take so much crap. In My Soul to Keep she’s finally sticking up for herself, and I really appreciated that. Especially when it comes to Nash. Nash and Kaylee’s relationship hits a snag that I didn’t necessarily see coming.  This particular problem is one that forces Kaylee to make some hard decisions that, while good in the long term, hurt in the short term.

My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent had mystery, drama, and intrigue. The character’s had depth and dealt with strong emotions. Everything about this book has me glad that I stuck with the series and I think that this is definitely a must read for anyone who’s looking for a great paranormal young adult series.

Read Order:
My Soul to Take
My Soul to Save
My Soul to Keep

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  1. I have felt the same things you did towards both Faye and Kaylee : something kept me reading the first few books of each series, but it actually took me 2 or 3 book to finally warm to them. Like you, I really appreciated Kaylee in this one and loved that she finally stood for herself!

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