Friday, July 24, 2009
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
Release Date: August 1, 2009 from Harlequin Teen, although it's already on the shelves at my local B&N and is available from Amazon.
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 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…
This is the first release from Harlequin Teen's new line and if it is any indication of what they have coming up, I will be doing a lot of Harlequin reading in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced, exciting, and put a new spin on the supernatural thriller.
Kaylee is a great character. She's an average girl, very likable and interesting, with one great big secret. I don't want to give anything away, but Kaylee is a supernatural creature that we don't hear a lot about in YA. Vincent perfectly shows Kaylee's struggle as she discovers her own powers and this new world that has been opened up before her eyes. I love the fact that Vincent has given me a whole new creature to read about. I love vampires and werewolves as much as the next girl, but sometimes I need a little change.
I just really enjoyed this book. It had a little bit of everything I was looking for. There's a little romance, a little mystery, and it's ripe for a sequel. I will be eagerly awaiting the second book in the series, My Soul To Save, which comes out early next year. Great new book, great new series, beautiful cover, and an amazing addition to anyone's bookshelf. Check it out!!