Monday, November 25, 2013

My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
2009, Harlequin Teen
Series: Book 2 of Soul Screamers

Synopsis: 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: 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...

The Good: I love the mythology elements in the series. The reapers and bean sidhes and all of the fantasy plot points that go along with it. The selling your soul plot of My Soul to Save was especially thrilling. Plus, Tod is super fun to read.

The Bad: Kaylee is unexplainably reckless throughout the book. Perhaps it's just overwhelmingly noticeable from my parental viewpoint, but I can't grasp why she wouldn't go to Nash's mom for advice or help before carrying out deadly plans. And I just can't get behind Kaylee and Nash's relationship no matter how much the author seems like she's trying to present them as an uberloving super couple.

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