Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Reaper "Mini Review" and My Soul To Steal Review

Title: Reaper (Soul Screamers #3.5)
Publication Date:  November 16, 2010
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook, 50 pages

Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him--and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.
Suddenly Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between....

My Thoughts
This is a novella so the review will be as short and sweet as the book. I don't always care about novellas but in this case I has to read it because it's about Tod and told from his POV, and I'm a big Tod fan. True to Tod form even though the book is essentially about Tod's demise (which should be depressing) and him assuming the role of Reaper it's laced with tons of sarcastic humor and Tod-esque one liners, you even catch a glimpse of Kaylee. If your into the Souls Screamers this is a definite must read, you'll totally love it. 5 out of 5

P.S. You can download this novella for free from Rachel Vincent's website HERE

Title: My Soul To Steal (Soul Screamer #4)
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Format: paperback, 343 pages

*I purchased  this book

Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.
And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

My Thoughts
This is longest book so far in the Soul Screamer series but I read it the fastest. The emotions were ramped up, the stakes were higher and it was tension all around but I enjoyed every minute of it.

 I adore this series but it has always been more or less because of Tod and Nash, now I'm really starting to love Kaylee. I hated how the last book ended, with Nash being an addict and Kaylee breaking off the relationship, and as much as I hate to say this, I think it worked for her. Kaylee has defined herself  outside of her and Nash as a couple and become a better character for it. Despite the raging jealousy throughout the pages, Kaylee has become stronger and more adept at dealing with her enemies and problems independently. Even getting a laugh out of me a few times with her sarcastic comments almost equaling Tod's.
  The new character Sabine grated on my nerves more than Kaylee's, quite a few times if it were possible I would have strangled her.  Despite her knack for making me see red she brought a lot to the story. I actually think being a Mara would be a pretty cool gig aside from creeping out everyone in a fifty foot radius.
 The ending left  me with all kinds of questions and mixed emotions but these books always do. I think that's part of Rachel Vincent's writing charm. This is my new fave in the series but I'm sure that will change once I read If I Die. 5 out of 5!


  1. I can't wait to start this series!!! Epic WIN!!

  2. I can't wait for this 4th book in the series, Its probably one of my favourite series and I remember not picking up the first one for ages thinking I might not like it that much, what a mistake!


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