Review – My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent

Title: My Soul to Keep
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #3
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: April 15th 2011 by MIRA Books (first published June 1st 2010)

Book Description

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.Until something does.

"Demon breath." No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really "can" kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends--one of whom is already hooked.

And so is someone else...

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My Review

My Soul to Keep is my favourite book in the series so far!! I saw a little more depth into the characters, their emotions were a bit in the air and there were some hard decisions to make. I liked how My Soul to Keep flowed straight on from the previous book, as demon’s breath becomes a focus in this book and we are already familiar with the villain. The storyline has become a little bit more personal and it affects people that are close to Kaylee.

Kaylee has a lot to deal with in this book. She has just finished her 1 month grounding and is happy to be let out again. Her relationship with Nash has been minimal as late, only seeing each other at school and for her lessons with Harmony at Nash’s place. You can see a little bit of strain in their relationship as Nash’s personality is a bit all over the place. He is trying to push Kaylee a little too far and I didn’t like that about him, although I did cheer to see a bit of a change in his personality, he wasn’t just being the yes man like he was previously. Kaylee has a little more respect for her father after all the trauma they’ve already been through and actually tries to lay most of the facts out for a change. She is becoming her own person in the Bean Sidhe world and is not just going with the flow. She’s not walking around with her rose coloured glasses on either, and is starting to see the people around her for who they really are.

I liked seeing a more human side to Tod and how the events that have unfolded affected him. He steps up to do his part in helping Kaylee and they make good partners in crime!! I really like Tod, he has lost so much and is willing to do what he can for the remainder of the people that he has left in his life.

The plot of My Soul to Keep had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t help but read until I was finished. The relationships between some of the characters become a bit complicated and it adds some spice to the book. I connected some of the dots before Kaylee did and was happy the book went in the direction that it did. The ending wasn’t quite a cliffhanger, but it left me wanting to jump straight into the next book to see how things are going to play out next.

About the Author

A resident of Oklahoma, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks-seriously-and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

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  1. Yay! I am so glad you like Tod. I think he is just amazing. Wonderful review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. The emotions and character depth sounds great. I need to start this series

  3. Wonderful! It sounds like there are a lot of great elements to make you really enjoy it. I love a book that hooks me from the start. Thank you for a great review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  4. I know!! I'm lovin' him more and more!!

  5. It is a great series! I am addicted!!

  6. Oh, I'm hooked!! I am forcing myself to keep a week between each book or I'd be over and done, and then it's gone.... :( But I'm lovin it!

  7. Great review Naomi! I love this series, as you already know, and I think you are so right, the characters really do evolve a lot in this installment, and the way the plot thickens is really well done :)

  8. I'm liking these covers!! The covers on mine are way different. These are more cool, for sure!! Now, awesome review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one!! And isn't Tod just awesome!! ( loves him) And just wait till the next books, oh, he gets so much better. Kaylee does, too!! This review makes me all happy!!!

  9. I thought so too!! I'm really loving this series! I am up to book 6 already! It will be over soon :(

  10. Yes.... I'm lovin Tod (I'm due to start book 6 next week) And every book gets better and better! I'm liking the new twist to Kaylee.... can't wait to see what happens next!

  11. I know! so sad! I've had the last book on my kindle for a long while, but I don't want the series to be over, so I haven't read it yet!


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