My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent
Publisher:  Harlequin
Published:   July 29th 2009

Paperback, 279 pages

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.

Rachel Vincent’s first installment of her Soul Screamers series is a hit! Kaylee has always known that she was different… but she didn’t know how or how much.  That is until one night, after sneaking into a club with her best friend Emma, she sees dark shadows surrounding a girl who is soon found dead.  At the same time Nash, the ever-so dreamy popular sport player at her school, steps into her life believing her when she tells him that she can foretell who is going to die next.  But why does he believe her? This is just one of the many questions Kaylee finds herself asking.  Kaylee finds her world turned upside down, with legends, truths and lies unfolding as more girls turn up dead. Kaylee is determined to find a way to save them all, even if it means risking her own life.  
Kaylee is a very strong character, one that not only stands out but one that you come to respect more and more throughout the novel. Despite her desire to be nothing more than a normal teenager, Kaylee will do whatever it takes to make sure that she can help save a life she knows will soon end.  However, Kaylee is not a perfect character – she comes with her own flaws, of which Rachel Vincent makes sure to point out, thus making her more human in her new paranormal world. In a strange way, the more Kaylee’s world become anything but normal, Kaylee becomes more human in nature and character.  
Rachel Vincent’s style of writing makes it hard to put her book down.  You are constantly at the edge of your seat waiting to find out what will happen next.  Rachel Vincent immaculately weaves together numerous plot lines, offering something for every type of reader.  Her characters are anything but one-dimensional – each one surprising you.  While some relationships and plot lines could have been developed more (which could easily be done in the following books), the start of this new series, The Soul Screamers, is a must read for any YA lit fan!

I just don’t know why I waited so long to start this series!

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