Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Triple Book Review: Soul Screamers Books 1, 2, & 3

Seeing that I'm hosting a giveaway for My Soul to Save I decided it was time for me to finally read the series. After all, you can't giveaway something you know nothing about because you'll eventually be missing out.

Back to Soul Screamers...

Available online 4 free

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.

She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....

This is a very quick read. It took me a little under thirty minutes to read and for a quick intro to the series it was pretty good. At first I was annoyed that I was left with a lot of unanswered questions but when I actually started the series they were all answered. Again this is a quick read you can read on your: computer/laptop, so there isn't much else I can report on.


Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh. 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 be a normal girl, basking in the joy of having caught the attention of Nash, the hottest guy in school. But getting through a first date isn't easy when he seems to know more about Kaylee's need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only she knows who'll be next...

The first book in the series. Very intense, very entertaining, so much fun to read. Ok I am not giving you any ideas [except one clue] as to what it is about. Here's the clue:
It's supernatural [of course] something mentioned in passing in quite a few series but has never been a central focus...until now.
Any guesses. Well I can't tell you, it'll spoil the story. But I can tell you that I really like this series. I see amazing plots to come. Kaylee is a cool character but in this book she is [for lack of a better word] a bit clueless. Most everything has to be spelled out for her which is necessarily a bad thing. It leaves no room for guessing no gray areas. But again that's fine.


When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.

Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….

Another very intense, very entertaining book; even more so than the previous one. Kaylee is so much more different than she was before. The word I meant to use is aggressive. I was seriously scared for her while reading this book. I swear if I didn't know there was a next book to come I'd have "pegged her a goner". There a different literary atmosphere in this book sort of like yesterday's weather bright and sunny with an underlining of darkness and cold. Which, in my case, for a supernatural book is a very good thing.

There isn't anything negative I can say about this book or the series so far for that matter. But I can say that Rachel Vincent made a remarkable transformation from adult fiction to teen fiction and I'll give this series a solid 8 stars out of 10 because I see more books to come and there's room for improvement.

PS: I especially liked book two because it brings up a certain subject of the entertainment  industry that I found smirk-worthy.

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