Soul Screamers Read-A-Long: My Soul to Steal

May 15, 2013 Book Reviews 2

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***The Discussion at the Bottom of this post will contain spoilers***

Title: My Soul to Steal
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: January 4th 2011
Page Count: 343
Where I got: Amazon
Where you can get it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Format I read it in: ebook


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:

I am going to start this review with a story of my own …

Back when I was in high school I was not popular but not picked on either. It was a pleasant experience overall. BUT (you know there was a but) I had a nemesis. We will call her M. I doubt she reads this, but I don’t want to call her out JUST in case. Anyway, M seemed to go out of her way to steal my boyfriend. Inviting him out, excluding me, showing up at his house, buying him gifts – all under the pretense that ‘they had been friends for years’ – uh huh, not falling for it. It stressed me out and pissed me off and I was glad when I graduated, went to college, said boyfriend and I broke up, and I moved on with my life. I hadn’t thought about M in a really long time.

The reason I am telling you this story, is because this book threw me right back to the days where dealing with M was a daily occurrence. This whole book made me anxious and angry and upset. My chest felt tight and while I couldn’t put the book down I was dreading picking it up at the same time. Whoa. That’s never happened to me before.

I would call that a win in my opinion. A book that takes you back to a time in life and makes you re-live all those same feelings is well written. Stressful as hell to read – but well written.

As I have come to expect from Vincent the whole cast of characters were fleshed out and true to form. There are some character shifts which I am looking forward to seeing fleshed out in the next book or two.

4starsCLEAR laurasig

What did you think? Join the discussion here!

  1. What was your first impression of Sabine? How about the first time you heard Nash call her ‘Bina’?
  2. Do you think Kaylee and Nash should give it another shot?
  3. Why do you think Tod was acting weird toward Kaylee?
  4. What about Alec – were you surprised?
  5. Did you have major high school flashbacks too?


And don’t forget to join us June 15th for the next discussion!

February 15:
My Soul To Take (#1) and My Soul to Lose (novella # 0.5)
@ Goldilox and the Three Weres


My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5)

March 15:
My Soul to Save (#2)
@ Little Read Riding Hood


My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)

April 15:
My Soul to Keep (#3) and Reaper (novella #3.5)
@ Goldilox and the Three Weres


My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3) Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5)

May 15:
My Soul to Steal (#4)
@ Little Read Riding Hood

My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)

June 15:
If I Die (#5) and Never to Sleep (novella #5.5)
@ Goldilox and the Three Weres

If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5) Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers, #5.5)

July 15:
Before I Wake (#6)
@Little Read Riding Hood

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

August 15:
With All My Soul (#7)
@Goldilox and the Three Weres

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)

And don’t forget to see what Christen thought – check out her review!

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2 Responses to “Soul Screamers Read-A-Long: My Soul to Steal”

  1. Christen

    1. Oh, Sabine. Loved to hate that chick. I knew she’d be trouble and boy was she. Nash’s constant defense of her totally pissed me off, especially after she KEPT feeding off of Kaylee after Nash told her he’d make her stop!!! I hope she grows and changes throughout the series of she sticks around. I could already see her soften slightly at the end.
    2. I think Kaylee and Nash should eventually get back together but I want them to take it slowly. I don’t want them to be lovebirds again at the beginning of the next book.
    3. Yay! We saw the beginning of Tod’s developing some kind of crush or something on Kaylee. That was interesting and geez Kaylee is SO oblivious!
    4. I thought he would be something other than human, but I didn’t think it’d go down exactly as it did. I’m interested to see what part he will play in events in the future.
    5. Hahaha! No, I don’t think my high school life was QUITE that dramatic and no one was ever quite as ridiculous as Sabine!

    Also, I just have to say that I’m excited about Emma being more a part of the team now and knowing more information about everything. That’s been driving me crazy for a while!

  2. littleread1

    1. First impression? Stuck up snobby bitch that I wanted to stab in the eye. And every time Nash called her Bina my heart broke for Kaylee a little more.
    2. I am not sure if Nash and Kaylee should get back together. I mean, they both want to but as we all know what we want and what’s best for us are not always the same.
    3. I think Tod is in LURVE with Kaylee. I want him happy more than anyone else – especially after reading Reaper. O_O
    4. I was not really surprised about Alec. I knew something was up with him, but the details were still fun to read about.
    5. *searches for my class ring* I have no idea what you are talking about. 😉

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