Title: My Soul to Keep
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release Date: June 1, 2010
*If you have not read the other Soul Screamer books this will contain spoilers*
“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’s 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 when the epidemic hits too close to home, Kaylee will have to risk everything to save those she loves.”
Summary from Goodreads.com
My Review: I was going to wait to put this up, but I was working last night and saw this book already on the shelves so I am going to put it up early. I have really loved getting to know Kaylee and Nash through Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamer series; the two of them are so cute together, they really balance each other out and they have a very special bond since they are both bean sidhe (banshee). In this book that bond is going to be put to the test because Nash has some “jock” friends (that personally drive me crazy) and cause a lot of problems. A new drug is making it’s way through the high school called “frost” (aka Demon’s Breath) and the jocks seem to have an endless supply.
For me the story was heartbreaking once I saw it starting to unfold and enter Kaylee’s world. I started guessing how it was going affect Kaylee and I knew she was in for a rough ride. Through these events Kaylee really matured and grew as a character. Rachel Vincent did a great job of making me feel her emotions and go through her trials with her. Which in turn made it hard to read at points, not hard because the book was bad, hard because I have grown attached to Kaylee and I want to see her happy.
On the lighter side we also get to hang out with Kaylee’s free spirited friend Emma, and Nash’s hilarious grim reaper brother Tod. Tod is really starting to grow on me, I did not like him as much in previous books, but as he develops in this book I now have a soft spot for him. Oh and Sophie, man that girl will never quit just being, well if you have read the other books I think you know what I mean, she is just so ungrateful and mean and I am waiting for the day when Kaylee just tells her off.
As for Kaylee and Nash there were times when Nash would say something to Kaylee and my mouth would just drop open because it was so cruel. I did not think I would ever hear him talk to her like that, it broke my heart. The thing I have come to admire about Rachel Vincent’s writing though, is that she is not afraid to write her stories with real life situations and problems. I think this book was a necessary step in Kaylee and Nash’s relationship because things do not always turn out perfectly, whether you are human or supernatural. All couples have obstacles they need to overcome and work through, Kaylee and Nash included. Overall, the book was great, heartbreaking, difficult to read because of the tough issues throughout, but I think it makes a great addition to the series. Life is not always rainbows and sunshine, so I guess the best way to describe this book is real. All that said I love the journey I take with these characters and I will be eager to read the next chapter in Kaylee’s and Nash’s life. I received my copy of this book from NetGalley.com.
Check back later this week because I will have an interview with Rachel Vincent and a chance to win a signed copy of My Soul To Keep 🙂