Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Soul Screamers

First of all, let me just say that I don't always read this much YA just so happens that I've finished a YA series (Maggie Stiefvater) and then started YA series recently. =) And this new YA series I just started, Soul Screamers, is by one of my favorite authors...Rachel Vincent. I read Rachel's Shifters series and absolutely LOVED it! That series was gritty, thrilling, and extremely enjoyable! But that's a different blog! =) So Soul Screamers is something I've been meaning to read for quite some time since I figured I'd love it. And I was on Rachel's blog and saw that FIKTSHUN was hosting a Soul Screamers contest so I thought the time to start Soul Screamers was now. =)

My Soul to Take is the first in the series, and I enjoyed it immensely. I didn't know what this series was going to be like - it is categorized as Paranormal Romance in my bookstore, so I knew there'd be romance in it, but I didn't figure Rachel would write solely about romance. I was pleasantly rewarded with a suspenseful book with a little romance tossed in. =)

The series revolves around Kaylee, a 16 year old girl who discovers that she's a bean sidhe. That's banshee for those of you who aren't familiar with Irish lore. Bean sidhes wail a death song when a person is dying, according to lore. Kaylee discovers what she is after experiencing several "panic attacks". Nash, a boy from school who happens to be a major hottie is there to assist Kaylee through the attacks and he ends up being the one to explain to her what she is...because she's thinking she's crazy and he happens to know differently. See, Nash is a male bean sidhe and is thrilled to have found a female counterpart. He was thinking her panic attacks were flukes and was waiting for her family to explain to Kaylee her heritage. Unfortunately for Kaylee, her "panic attacks" aren't isolated and soon it seems young girls are dropping like flies for no apparent reason. And after Nash explains to her what she is, Kaylee decides it's her responsibility to figure out the reason behind these deaths. The action surrounding the resolution to the mystery and the growth of the relationships between Kaylee and her family and friends (and Nash ;) make this first installment a joy ride and a must read! But hey, it's from Rachel Vincent...I wouldn't expect anything less!