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My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Vincent
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.

Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....

An eBook novella exclusive prequel to Rachel Vincent's SOUL SCREAMERS series.

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From the Author

My Soul To Lose is a free online novella--NOT a full length novel--intended to give readers a taste of my writing and a glimpse at the Soul Screamers world. It was written after I'd already completed the third full-length novel, but chronologically, it takes place before My Soul To Take, the first book in the series. You don't have to have read any of the rest of the series to understand this novella, nor do you have to read it first to understand the actual novels.

Product Details

  • File Size: 148 KB
  • Print Length: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (June 28, 2009)
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002F3PPVE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,825 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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98 of 102 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable & Interesting Read July 12, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I got this as a free download for my Kindle and really enjoyed it.

I don't really want to say anything about the plot beyond what is stated in the blurb. Since this is a novella going beyond that would give too much away. I will underline that the main character is a teenager, so I'm assuming this is a start to a YA series. But that didn't detract from me enjoying it as an adult and I thought the teenagers were well-drawn. Not hokey or ridiculous like many teens are portrayed.

My Soul to Lose is really short and is billed as a prequel. So it really only gives a taste to whet your appetite and set the stage. Some people might find that brevity irritating, because no explanations for anything are given. You discover as the story goes along, but don't get any answers about What or Why. That will probably come later in the next release, which I am guessing will be a full length novel.

I found it all to be quite intriguing because of mysteriousness though. The story sucked me in right away and it's written so that you follow along as the events unfold with Kaylee. No background to speak of, no extraneous details, you're just right there with her as she has to deal with her situation, which includes ending up in the mental ward because she reports experiencing things that sound exactly like the symptoms of a schizophrenic.

It was great getting to read this as a free Kindle offer and it has done its job because I plan to buy the book when it is released.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ended too soon July 13, 2009
By dianeyk
Format:Kindle Edition
I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like this. I thought it might be too much of a teen book with the girls hanging out at the mall but it did get interesting pretty quick. Waking up in the psych ward, and why the main character was sent there is a little freaky. The way it ended left me curious to know more as if I had just read the first couple of chapters of a book then lost the book. I liked it in the end and I'd say it is worth a read.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Give Enough July 19, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
My Soul To Lose would have gotten a better rating from me, if A. the book actually answered some of the general readers' questions, and B. Didn't make the attempt at sucking you in with a cliffhanger. The plot has great potential for the series, and the writing was well done in my opinion. Also, I thought the characters were realistic and down-to-earth. However, I don't think it's worth buying the other books in the series, and I kind of found it irritating that the author left you with no answer, and a cliffhanger that went "Will she ever find out what's happening to her? Find out in ___!" I do suggest reading it, since it's a kindle freebie, but as for the rest of the books in the series, your time is better spent checking them out from a library.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Other reviewers may not be fully informed on this book November 29, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I see a lot of complaints in other reviews that could be cleared up if they knew a bit more about this series. This is not a portion of a book, nor is it missing information. This book is a prequel. It is meant to be read after "My Soul to Take". It merely provides a little of the backstory that is alluded to in Book 1 of the story. Once you know what you're dealing with, I think it makes a lot more sense. I really enjoyed "My Soul to Take", and likewise enjoyed this as well.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Silly me, I didn't realize that this was just a quick look into the background story before what will take place in the yet to be released My Soul To Take.

It was interesting and got me hooked, but then it was over. I still had questions about Kaylee and Lydia and I'm not sure if those questions will be answered in the next book, but I will probably purchase it and find out.

It's free, so nothing to lose, but just be aware that it is just a teaser to get you hooked into the series.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not a book January 25, 2010
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It's a teaser. You're supposed to think it's a book, but it drops the story right when it gets interesting. It's supposed to lure you into buying the book. Fine,but be honest about it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well Written but Not a Complete Story October 12, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked this up as a freebie as it really sounded like an interesting premise. I don't usually read YA fiction, but this seemed different. I knew it was a short novella - and it is quite short. What I wasn't expecting was the opening prologue of a novel. I expected this prequel to be a stand alone story which would lead into the series - but this did not read like a stand alone tale.

It was well written. I enjoyed the way the characters were developing. I also enjoyed the narrator's voice; it really captured the voice of a teenage girl quite well. The story line itself is well conceived and part of me is curious where it's going.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The actual series is much better.... January 4, 2010
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I read this mainly due to the fact that I was interested in the author, and it was free, but once I started reading I realized that the premise wasn't one that I had seen hashed out before. Even though the book does end abruptly, and the scenes with the other psych patient were a little weird(/unneccesary?) I feel that this prequel does set up the rest of the series, and having read the next book, I can definitely say that the series is worth reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome read
Published 1 month ago by Happy Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars eh
Eh it was okay. The other books are better, just a cute little prequel to go along with the series.
Published 3 months ago by Ashling
5.0 out of 5 stars Prequel
This little book or Prequel is super exciting! I cannot wait to read the first book in the series!
Published 6 months ago by Selena#1
5.0 out of 5 stars strange
Very strange and once you start reading it won't let you go. Very very engrossing, captivating to say the least.
Published 6 months ago by Tscott5732
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 months ago by ELIE
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring !!!
This book just sucks ! I will not be reading anymore of the series.
Published 7 months ago by CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best ever
Published 10 months ago by OLUSESAN
3.0 out of 5 stars The story didn't go far enough. It ended without ...
The story didn't go far enough. It ended without letting you know what was happening to the main character. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Alice
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read for Soul Screamers fans.
My Soul to Lose is a short Prequel to My Soul to Take.

I’m actually glad I read My Soul to Take first. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Inspired Kathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome short story!!!!
I absolutely loved this book!!!!!!!! I could read this over and over and over again!! I recommend this book to everyone!!!
Published 12 months ago by Lulutheawesome 1
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More About the Author

Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series for adults, as well as the Soul Screamers series for teens.

Rachel's next young adult book is THE STARS NEVER RISE, coming from Delacorte in June of 2015, and her new series for adults will debut with MENAGERIE, coming from Mira books in the fall of 2015

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who's been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy--but social media is a close second.

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I have been debating on buying a kindle...I have been wanting one! But if they are going to put ads into the you, I am sick of all the advertising!
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Children's book
It is more of a young adult. It is short and rather simple story. Not really appropriate for non-teens.
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I pre-ordered at $5 plus change; the price dropped to about $4.69, so I deleted the book & ordered again. It's a good read, but on principle, I would not pay more than the dead tree price, nor will I pay more than $9.99 for a hardbound.
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