Title: My Soul to Save
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers series
Published On: December 29, 2009
Source: own copy
Read from June 10-12,2012
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.
Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...
The story continues and this time Kaylee's helpfulness traps her into a very dangerous mission of saving another person's soul even if it means sacrificing her own life.
So the story goes like this: It's 6 weeks after the first book, and things are going pretty well. Then while they were on a concert of rock star "Eden", she suddenly collapses and dies onstage. What's weird is that Kaylee didn't have an urge to wail, which is abnormal for a bean sidhee. Turns out Eden sold her soul to the devil, instead she has "demon's breath" keeping her alive. Veteran reapers are needed to reap these "demon's breath". And in thus case, it's a reaper named Libby. They later on learned that the next reaping business Libby will be on is a star's named Addison, Todd's ex, and love of his life, I mean existence. Todd wants to save her, with Kaylee and Nash's help. This is where things started to go rollercoaster again.
Again, I admire Kaylee's hero complex, but sometimes she gets too absurd for it. Nash is still the same old protective boyfriend, and strangely even when he's described as handaome, athletic, and all sort of good things,I don't feel a crush on him, no "butterflies in my stomach" feeling whenever he does something swoon-worthy. Todd on the other hand, we see a different side of him here, which is his protective and kind self. I kind of missed his confident, "I-don't-care" swag and attitude, but it's kind of nice to see his other side.
I liked the first book more than this second one. Though we get to learn more about this bean sidhee and netherworld stuff (and the company selling teen's souls to the devil sound like Disney, lol), but the story's weigt is much heavier on the first one. I also don't like Addison when she's being demanding and ungrateful at times.
Still, I want to see what else is in store for this series.
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