Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent



Published: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 352
e-arc provided by: Netgalley and publisher
Summary: Goodreads

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 DON’T THINK SO.


I really enjoyed the three books in the Soul Screamers series prior to this one, and I really enoyed this one too.


The story line had me hooked again, with some serious mystery going on that kept me guessing right to the end. (Possible spoiler here )One thing I didn't like tho' was the way that Kaylee wouldn't come to a decision about Nash. It seemed so unfair to keep him in suspense. I've never been a fan of keeping people hanging on. Make a decision why don't you! If you keep being indecisive, you deserve to lose him. - Sorry, had to get that off my chest.


Ms Vincent has maintained the high standard that she set early on, and continues to develop her characters. All the old friends were there, Kaylee, Nash, Tod, Emma, Alec and then there is Sabine. What a girl she is. I actually loved her character, she was fun, confident (on the surface anyway) and absolutely determined to get what she wanted. The interaction between Kaylee and Sabine was spot on. I even found myself rooting for Sabine occasionally (see above!).


At about the 300 page mark, I was beginning to get a bit aprehensive. Only 50 pages to go and the mystery hadn't been solved yet, which only meant an explosive ending. - I really want to make another comment here, but it would be an even bigger spoiler, so I'll keep quiet. - For fans of the series, you won't be disappointed. If you haven't read any of them yet, I suggest you start at the beginning - they'll make much more sense. Well done Ms Vincent, another good one
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