Saturday, July 2, 2011

BBReview: "My Soul to Take" By Rachel Vincent and Question of the Moment 15

*Question of the Moment 15 is at the bottom*

Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal/Fantasy
Publishing Date: August 1st, 2009
Page Count: 279
Source: Bought from Amazon
Format: E-Book

Description from Amazon:
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...

Rachel Vincent did not disappoint with the first novel in her Soul Screamers series. After reading the prequel "My Soul to Lose" i was so anxious to read this book, especially when i read the sneak peak that was included in it for this novel. The thing i love about this series and Rachel Vincents writing is the humor. I found myself constantly chuckling to some thing sarcastic that Kaylee would actually being saying out loud or in her head. I love that she isn't like most female characters who depends on the guy, she is a realistic girl with real things to say. Now she does depend on Nash for things, but its more for comfort not for her safety. I honestly think i like Kaylee so much, because i relate to her. I always make a bad situation funny and i always have something sarcastic to say which usually gets me in trouble.

Aside from getting humor out of the book, i feel that Rachel Vincent made a very smooth novel. There wasn't a point where it got slow or that you weren't interested in what was going to happen next, it was very cohesive. Im used to being able to find a stop to take a break or go to sleep, but there arent any. You just have to force yourself to stop reading. I also really like how there were a lot of references to the prequel, im sure if you didnt read it you would still understand, but it was nice reading something that was mentioned in the prequel in more detail and being able to say "oh yea i remember that". The characters, i feel, were flawless. I love that she can tell her best friend exactly whats going on and that her friend doesnt get embarressed and leave her to scream by herself, but actually helps her and doesn't ask questions. I love love LOVE Nash, i feel like he is perfect for her and i especially love Tom. I think he might be my favorite character besides Kaylee. The only character i hate is Sophie, i thought maybe with what happens in this novel that Sophie would be nicer to Kaylee and their relationship would change, but no, i just despise her more. The only thing that doesnt make me love the prequel more is that i felt a lot more emotions in prequel, like i actually cried, but My Soul to Take is still beautifully written and i can't wait to read the rest.

This novel did not disappoint, i loved it just like i thought i would. I love how much humor and sarcasm Kaylee has and i was glad that it wasn't just emotional and depressing like a lot of YA paranormals are, Kaylee's humor kept it light. I really loved all the characters and i feel Rachel Vincent did a flawless job shaping them, and she did an amazing job making the entire story very cohesive and smooth.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5


Question of the Moment 15

If you had some sort of paranormal ability would you keep it from your best friend, only tell them bits and pieces of it or would you just tell them everything?

I would first start off slow at first, because i wouldnt want to lay everything on the line if they would just end up thinking im crazy. So i would just ease her into what my paranormal ability is and then if she didnt think i was crazy, which im pretty sure she wouldn't, i would tell her everything. Even the parts of it that might scare her i would still tell her, because i would need to have someone to talk about it with. The only things i wouldn't tell her is if another person like me told me that humans can't know about x, y, and z so i would just leave those parts out. But i don't know how people can have paranormal abilities and keep it a secret, like when i watch paranormal kids and the kids always complain about how they're so alone and they cant tell their best friend, because they wont understand and will make fun of them. Obviously they aren't too good of a friend if you think they would laugh and abandon you, but i would have to tell him even if i thought they would think im nuts.

So what would you do? Could you keep it all a secret, only tell them small things, or lay it all out there? Let me know in the comments below =]