Monday, November 7, 2011

My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent

I usually love this series and all, but some things happened in this book that made it seem... a little... catty. Now, catty isn't bad, but this was stereotypical, unrealistic and just plain off. That's just my opinion though. You might have different thoughts about it all, but I think it just gets 3 out of 5 stars.

My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
3 out of 5 stars
Published 1.4.11
Summary from 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.

Just as a quick side comment, this cover is the UK cover. The US cover is blue with a girl and a boy on it. I just happen to like this cover better.

Anyways, the major problem with Soul Screamers #4 I had was that for the most of the book, Kaylee was just obsessing over how Sabine is here. And how she's got her eyes on Nash. And how Kaylee herself can't decide whether or not she wants Nash back. So basically, in a nutshell, it's kind of like Crescendo for the first half of the book. Just obsess over a guy forever, and let's not forget Sabine.
Sabine. She was annoying as she was intended to be and all, but still, she was definitely unrealistic. It was as if the author truly didn't know how to portray a bad girl. Bad girls aren't always like Sabine, so that was part of the problem. Then there was the whole mara thing. Really, why was that added? It doesn't exactly click, this whole mara thing. If anything, Sabine should have just stayed human to keep it nice.

Kaylee was unfortunately very annoying in this book. I know she wasn't the awesomest protagonist, but still, how low are we going to go? I never knew how annoyed I could get with her until now. She was just getting way too self-conscious for a girl who BROKE UP with her boyfriend, not the other way around.

I liked how it was written. Rachel Vincent is awesome at writing. Her voice is absolutely awesome (I mean the way she writes...)! I like how she does Kaylee, with amazing quotes and all. Even though I was annoyed with this book, the writing managed to kind of patch it up. I got through this book simply because of the writing. That's how good it was.

I still love Nash, no matter what he did in the past. I know Kaylee's kind of unsure about him, but I love him! (Maybe literally.... maybe not...). I really liked how vulnerable he was in this book. I saw a new angle of him now. Still, you don't get as much of his swirling eyes, but you still get some. I really like reading about his eyes, but anything Nash is awesome! Yes, I mean that.

So I'll be reading the next book, If I Die. And definitely any other Rachel Vincent book. Anyways, read the Soul Screamers series! It's definitely worth the read!!!

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