WITH ALL MY SOUL is the final book in Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, and it’s an ambitious, go for broke, book. Half the characters have died and been brought back in some form or another, others have been violated and deceived in inexcusable ways, and the few that have managed to grab on to love have left a trail of bitter broken hearts in their wake. And yet, this is the book that promises, and mostly delivers, a happy ending.
Author: Rachel Vincent
The Soul Screamers series is not one that knocked me off my feet initially. The first two books were solid, fun stories with great mythology, but not especially memorable. That all changed with book 3, MY SOUL TO SAVE. The last three books have been increasingly excellent as Rachel Vincent started taking more and more risks with her characters and spinning her story into unexpected and completely unforgettable directions.
*This title will be released on May 22, 2012* Title: Shadow BoundAuthor: Rachel VincentSeries: Unbound #2Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal RomanceExcerpt: YesSource: NetgalleyReviewed by: Abigail Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: Mira (May 22, 2012) ISBN-10: 0778313433 ISBN-13: 978-0778313434 Sexual Content: References to rape and torture. One sex scene. Rating: Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light… KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying… Read more »
CHARMFALL was my first taste of the Dark Elite world, and though the book itself only rated three bats, this is a series that I know I am going to keep an eye on in the future. Neill’s mythology is unique in the “magical prep-school” niche and her characters were both interesting and age appropriate. While Neill employs the familiar hook of a young protagonist developing magical powers, she takes things a very interesting step further by giving those abilities an expiration date. Not only does this make it more plausible that teenagers are on the front lines of a magical conflict, but it also gives the Reapers an enticing depth that is so much more intriguing that just being “bad”.
*This title will be released on September 20, 2011* Title: If I Die Author: Rachel Vincent Series: Soul Screamers #5 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (September 20, 2011) ISBN-10: 0373210329 ISBN-13: 978-0373210329 Sexual Content: Kissing. Scenes of sensuality. References to sex. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description No one wants to be this teacher’s pet . . . Everyone else is talking about Eastlake High’s gorgeous new math teacher, Mr…. Read more »
*This title will be released on August 23, 2011* Title: Blood Bound Author: Rachel Vincent Series: Unbound #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Mira (August 23, 2011) ISBN-10: 0778312550 ISBN-13: 978-0778312550 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to rape. References to sex slavery. Sexual assault. A couple sex scenes Rating: Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend. Description By blood, by word, by magic… Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent… Read more »
Title: Stray Author: Rachel Vincent Series: Shifters #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Bought Reviewed by: Abigail Mass Market Paperback: 624 pages Publisher: Mira (June 1, 2007) ISBN-10: 0778324214 ISBN-13: 978-0778324218 Sexual Content: A scene of mild sensuality. A semi graphic sex scene. Multiple references to rape. Several attempted rape scenes one of which is graphic. My Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Description I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds. Despite reservations from my family and… Read more »
*This title will be released on January 1, 2011* Title: My Soul to Steal Author: Rachel Vincent Series: Soul Screamers #4 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Harlequin Date Published: January 1, 2011 ISBN-10: 0373210272 ISBN-13: 978-0373210275 Review Copy Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Book Description YOU WANT MY SOUL AND MY BOYFRIEND? 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… Read more »
Book Description WHEN KAYLEE CAVANAUGH SCREAMS, SOMEONE DIES AND KAYLEE IS ABOUT TO SCREAM HER HEAD OFF… 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… Read more »
Book Description: Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh. She doesn’t see dead people, but… In My Soul to Take, she senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to be a normal girl, basking in the joy of having caught the attention of Nash, the hottest guy in school. But getting through a first date isn’t easy when he seems to know more about Kaylee’s need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent… Read more »