Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

my soul to takeMy Soul to Take
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Teen
Source: Library
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Rating: 3.25 out of 5

Summary from Amazon:

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.


3 out of 5

3.25 out of 5

My Thoughts

I have had good luck with Harlequin Teen books.  I mean there’s Pushing the Limits and Dare You To by Katie McGarry.  Seriously some of my favorite books out there.  But Harlequin Teen also published Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz which is a favorite read of mine, even if I don’t think the book is perfect.  So I had been eyeballing the Soul Screamer books for awhile, but just hadn’t gotten to them.  But I thought, “hey, I’m on staycation.  Let’s give My Soul to Take a Try.”  And you know what, this was a perfect reading slump book.

I just loved the paranormal aspect.  I probably shouldn’t elaborate too much, because you know, no spoilers, but I definitely liked the mythology there.  And Kaylee was such a great main character.  She’s very likable, and I could really relate to her.  Well, not the whole reason for her panic attacks, but everything else.  Here’s character that is determined to do what she believes is right, and I just love reading about characters like that.  I like to think that I would be able to do the right thing, too.

This being a Harlequin Teen book, there’s obviously some romance going on.  The love interest, Nash, is pretty nice (despite his ridiculous name).  He’s not swoonworthy, but he’s a nice guy.  I must say that I found the romance a bit lackluster.  There really wasn’t any tension, but then it makes it appropriate for a younger audience, too.

My Soul to Take is a quick read, and I finished it in one sitting.  It’s paced well, and I never got bored or anything.  The mystery isn’t really all that suspenseful, but it’s still a fun read.

I am really glad that I finally read My Soul to Take.  Am I rushing out for the second book?  No, not really.  But this was a fun, easy read.  It didn’t take a ton of concentration, and sometimes that’s just what I want.  Do you guys ever crave something simple?

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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3 Responses to Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

  1. Definitely, I love a fun and light read!

  2. LilysBookBlog says:

    I want to read the Soul Screamer books so bad but i just never find the time! Hopefully I can fit them in someime soon! Great review 😉
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

  3. I want to try this series. I’m glad it fit that niche for you, and yes I definitely crave simple books. Great review!

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