My Soul To Take

Reader: Megan W
Age: 16
Title: My Soul To Take
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: 08/01/09
Galley: Yes
Nominate For Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Annotation: "Being able to predict death is not exactly Kaylee's idea of a normal life. Filled with drama, romance and mystery, My Soul To Take is a must-read book."
Convince us to read the book: In a time of vampire romance novels, anything that deviates is a very welcome breath of fresh air. This book deals with the paranormal, but it is about as far from vampires as you can get. It is about those that can predict death. I found it extremely captivating, and the story was original and creative and very fun to read.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: This story is about a girl, Kaylee, who can predict the death of someone within minutes of them dying. She has no idea why she can do this, but she does know one thing: when someone is about to die, Kaylee lets out an unworldly scream that blocks out all noise. The worst part is she can't stop it. And after being placed in a hospital labeled as slightly off-kilter, Kaylee begins to wonder if she is crazy. That is, until she meets a man who claims that he can help her. Then everything that Kaylee knows changes as she enters a strange new world.
Did You Finish: Yes
Were you disappointed with the book: This book kept me captivated until the very end, and when I did finish, I really wanted the sequel. My Soul To Take is witty and very enjoyable, and the characters are lovable. I found myself growing fond of the characters and relating myself to them. While my life may be very different from the lives of those in the book, I could still enjoy it immensely. Even though it dealt with death, it didn't really feel like death was all that was talked about. And this book certainly isn't a downer, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much :] I found myself thinking about things in a whole new light in ways that I had never thought about before (I would tell you what exactly I am talking about, but that might ruin part of the surprise :])
Did the cover reflect the contents: The cover for My Soul To Take is really beautiful, and very captivating. The deep reds and swirling patterns capture the eye right away. The woman on the cover looks as if she is dancing and is in a graceful pose that draws and invites the reader in. I love the words swirling around the woman. But while this cover is really pretty, I'm not quite sure how it fits with the book.
Age Range: 16-17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Link: Free eBook Prequel: My Soul To Lose by Rachel Vincent

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