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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Book Review: My Soul To Take


My Soul to Take
Author:  Rachel Vincent
Publish Date: August 2009
Publisher: Harlequinn

She doesn't see dead people. 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.
(From GoodReads)

I never thought a story like this possible. In knowing a great deal about Irish legends, myths, faery tales, or what have you I was skeptical. After all how good can a story be that’s centered on a banshee? I’m very pleased my skepticism was thrown in my face so to speak. 

Kaylee is an enjoyable character.  She’s been dealt a lot of issues she really has no understanding of.  Instead of buckling under the pressure she sucks it up. She doesn’t have anyone to talk to that actually knows what’s going on so it’s like a pressure valve building up.  There’s only so much she can take before she’s going to go off the deep end. 

Nash is… adorable. He’s got some gentlemanly principles that aren’t really common in today’s society let alone today’s books. He’s funny and charming and while he doesn’t always have all the answers he knows how to make even a bad situation seem okay.  Nash is the reliable sort.  He can be leaned on and confided in without judgment. 

The story is unique and original. While I never thought there’d be much to write about concerning a banshee, Ms. Vincent takes the concept and runs the triathlon with it. There are so many twists and turns and surprises that leaves the reader’s on the edge of their seat wanting more. The book is definitely a page turner. 

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