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….(copied from Goodreads)
My Soul to Save picks up six weeks after the end of My Soul to Take, the first book in the Soul Screamers series. Kaylee Cavanaugh has moved in with her father, and they are both adjusting to their new family life. To have some fun, Kaylee and her boyfriend Nash decided to go a concert. While they are enjoying the concert, Eden the young singer collapses on stage. That is when Kaylee and Nash discover that she traded her soul for fame and fortune.
Kaylee and Nash are both bean sidhes, more commonly known as Banshees. This causes Kaylee to scream when someone dies. Although it sounds like a beautiful song to male bean sidhes, to the rest of the world it is a painful screeching sound. This is how they discover that Eden no longer had a soul, because Kaylee had no urge to scream. I like this expansion on the bean sidhes in My Soul to Save.
Curious, Kaylee starts to ask questions, and discovers Eden is not the only one who sold her soul. Tod, Nash's brother and grim reaper, enlists Kaylee and Nash to help Addison Page, the next big popstar, retrieves her soul. Not only is it dangerous to try to retrieve a soul from the Netherworld, it is not going to be easier either. While trying to help Addison, Kaylee is also dealing with normal teenage issues in My Soul to Save. Her father wants to know where she is every second, and she has a strict curfew. These conflict with her trying to help Addison.
I just love the Soul Screamer series! My Soul to Save is even better than the first one. While there are some elements of danger and suspense, there are also some heartfelt moments. This is what makes this book so good; it is not too much of any one thing. If you loved the first one, you are going love this one, probably more. Rachel Vincent has done a wonderful job creating characters that readers fall in love with, and that are easy to relate too.
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Teen
- Publication Date: December 29, 2009
**Unabridged Bookshelf borrowed this book from the local public library**
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