Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review "My Soul To Keep" by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3)
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Paperback; 296 pgs

     In My Soul to Keep, one of the Netherworld's most dangerous and addictive substances finds its way into the hands of Kaylee's very human classmates. Kaylee and Nash  need to try and figure out how Demon's breath made its way into their world. And how to stop the supply before it can do too much damage to the students who have gotten their hands on it. But as Kaylee struggles to figure out how to stop the influx of Demon's breath, she misses vital clues about someone close to her. In the third heart pounding installment of the Soul Screamers, watch as Kaylee tries to stop this dangerously addictive drug and then starts to come to terms with the aftermath of its hazardous effects.

     Kaylee is again caught up in another supernatural situation. Which lets face it, if she weren't what would be the fun of reading this book? This time the problem is Demon's breath. Yeah! That's as gross as it sounds. Kids are actually getting high and addicted to the breath of a Demon. Eww! Not something many of use are getting in line too try. Even though finding out where the Demon's breath is coming from may be hard to figure out Kaylee is determined to protect her classmates from a substance that they know nothing about. I like this aspect of Kaylee's personality, she sees a problem and then tries to fix it. She doesn't shy away from doing something even though it might be scary or difficult. She goes up against danger because it would bother her to just sit back while others are walking into trouble. But we also see another side of Kaylee. She has doubts about her relationship with Nash but pushes them aside because she doesn't want to lose him and doesn't know how to voice these issues to him. I think this made Kaylee more relateable. She's not perfect or claiming to be she struggles daily with many different issues. 
     What can I say about Nash...hmm. We see a different side to his personality. I can't say much without giving away what happened but let's just say he is not the Nash I have come to enjoy reading about. But if you want to know more you'll have to read the book to find out. Plus if I told you then it would spoil all the fun of discovering what happened on your own. Nash does agree to help Kaylee figure out where the Demon's breath is coming from but he seems more reluctant to help then he has in the past. 

     I realized in previous reviews I have neglected to mention Kaylee's horrible cousin Sophie. Sophie is a mean girl who finds every opportunity to make snide comments about Kaylee, especially her time at the mental health ward. Sophie, unlike her cousin is human and has no idea about the supernatural world around her or how many times Kaylee has saved her from some horrible outcome. Tod also makes an appearance in My Soul to Keep, though he's not in it a lot. He is still dealing with what happened with Addison in My Soul to Save, and it has not been easy for him. But when Kaylee and Nash need his help, he's there to do what he can.

     This is an action packed story filled with twists, turns, and curve balls that I never saw coming. But that's where the fun comes in, not knowing what's going to happen next with these characters I have grown very attached to. There is also death but how could there not be when the main characters are bean sidhe's and a grim reaper. I think a little death is inevitable. If you haven't had a chance to read this series yet, you should. It's a exciting world filled with great characters that draws you in the moment you start reading. 

     I really like the cover of My Soul to Keep. The vivid purple makes the cover stand out from those around it. Plus I love the swirly dresses that I have come to associate with this series. I also really like the font used for the title. My one criticism is that I am not a fan of having different girls on each cover. If it's supposed to be Kaylee then I'm pretty sure her looks don't change with each book. I'm not a fan of this inconsistency.  


  1. I'm kind of skipping and skimming this review because I don't want to spoil it *more* for myself but I had to tell you: I did it! I started reading this series... Even signed up for the Soul Screamers reading challenge!

    If I hate it, it's completely your fault :P

    (But don't worry, I'm enjoying it so far)

    Ron @ Stories of my life

    1. I do the same thing when I don't want to get too much info about future books in a series I am reading. Though I must say I refused to even look at reviews for books that I have been seriously anticipating.

      I still need to sign up for the challenge but since my blog has been all Soul Screamers all the time I may wait until February.

      I hope you continue to enjoy the series I couldn't stop reading it once I started.

  2. Great review! I love the Soul Screamers series!

    I also wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a versatile blogger award: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-nomination-nominees.html

  3. It is such an amazing series and I can't wait until Before I Wake comes out later this year.
    Thanks for the award, I hope I have time to see what it's all about.