Published: February 18th 2011, Mira
Pages: 362 pages, paperback
Series?: Yes, this is the second installment. Book three (My Soul to Keep) is due out this April
Acquired: Kindly sent for review by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads): The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for 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...
My review: Earlier in the year I received the first installment in the Soul Screamers series and really enjoyed it. After the huge cliffhanger at the end of My Soul to Take I was really excited to read My Soul to Save and I know so many of you were too. This series has definitely made a big splash in the YA world and I can see why - the story is unique, the writing exciting and the romantic scenes are scorching.
My Soul to Save has a different tone to My Soul to Take and I wasn't quite as convinced by it, unfortunately. I did definitely enjoy this one but it was a little more action-based rather than driven by the plot, which is something I loved about the first book. My other quibble is that we didn't get to see the characters develop much beyond what we saw in My Soul to Take. I do like Kaylee and her relationship with Nash but I'd still like to get to know a little more about them both. For me they just came across a little lifeless.
Where I felt let down by Kaylee and Nash I really loved Addison - she's a new character who we're introduced to in chapter one and I think she's brilliant. I won't give away too much about her situation but it's certainly a difficult one - she becomes the centre of the story as Kaylee and Tod fight to save her. Exciting stuff!
While I did criticise the action earlier on in this review I have to admit it was really well written - the pace in the action scenes was perfect and Vincent's sentence structure is fantastic. I just wish Vincent had spent a little more time on the story in this installment as I don't think My Soul to Save quite lived up to the hype of the first book - I am still keen to read the third book in the series to learn a little more about Kaylee and co.
If you've read this one let me know what you think - did you enjoy it more or less than My Soul to Take?
First line: 'Addison Page had the world at her feet.'
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