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4.0 out of 5 stars Ready for the Sequel!, January 3, 2010
This review is from: My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers Book 1) (Paperback)
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Nearly passed over this unique piece of paranormal fiction- incredibly glad I decided to order! (The description on the rear cover of My Soul to Take is a weak one.) Finished in just two sittings (would have been one if "real life" hadn't gotten in the way!), and already looking for the sequel. Better than I anticipated, easy to read, and twists I did not see coming. I have to admit, what was, I presume, supposed to have been the climactic revelation, I figured out halfway through; however, there were so many other things going on & so many directions they could take, I didn't mind knowing that one bit of information.

Kaylee Cavanaugh sneaks into a club with her best friend Emma. Comfortable with living in Emma's shadow, Kaylee is surprised, yet delighted, when sports hottie Nash Hudson takes notice of her & asks her to dance. Her delight is short-lived, however, when Kaylee recognizes the beginnings of another of her "panic attacks." In the midst of the crowded club, Kaylee's vision hones in on a beautiful young girl Kaylee has never even seen before- yet knows beyond a shadow of a doubt the young girl will die. Her "attack" is intensified by not only fighting the overwhelming urge to scream, but also the fear of "losing it" in front of Nash. With Emma & Nash's help, Kaylee is able to exit the club & calm down without giving in to the horrible urge. Having never even mentioned her "gift" to Emma, Kaylee suddenly feels compelled to tell Nash her secret. When he doesn't go running for the hills, Kaylee begins to feel she can indeed trust him, and agrees to meet him for lunch the following day.

Kaylee has never had confirmation of one of her "premonitions" before, so she is somewhat shocked to see the young girl's face on the news the next morning; she had been found dead in the bathroom of the club. With Emma being grounded, Kaylee has only one other person to turn to- Nash. She & Nash quickly begin to form a bond of trust- and undeniable attraction. Suddenly, two more teenage girls die, with seemingly no cause. Kaylee & Nash know the deaths are connected, but how? And why is Nash, who in the beginning urged Kaylee to tell someone about her "gift", now begging her not to mention it to anyone? Why does he seem to know more than he is letting on- about the deaths & about Kaylee- not only who she is, but also *what* she is? And can Kaylee make the connection & unravel all the secrets before it's too late?

Rachel Vincent has a wonderful way of allowing Kaylee to tell her tale with all of the excitement (& fear) a normal teenager would have under these not-so-normal circumstances- yet, thankfully, without all of the mellow-drama often accompanying such characters as of late. Highly recommend!
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