SSRC: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Posted March 1, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Challenge / 0 Comments

Goodreads blurb: She doesn’t see dead people. 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 enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who’ll be next.
Kaylee has a “panic attack” while at a club in front of Nash, one of the hot popular kids at her school.  Instead of laughing at Kaylee, Nash does his best to soother her.  This leaves Kaylee questioning his motives.
A series of unexplained deaths among teenage girls leads Kaylee to wonder if she is somehow connected since she has had a “panic attack” around two of them.  Kaylee freaks out, thinks she’s dying, and that these panic attacks are part of some hallucination.  Nash spills the beans about what she is.  She takes it upon herself to figure out why these girls are dropping dead.
I absolutely love this series.  There aren’t many books out there about bean sidhes (banshees).  It’s also great to recognize the places she talks about in the book.  I live in the DFW and have driven past Arlington Memorial and been to White Rock Lake.
This is my second read of this book, and I fell in love with the characters all over again.  I thought Nash was a decent guy before, but I really don’t care for him anymore.  I think a lot of this is because I know the outcome later in the series, but that’s not all of it.  He’s a sweet guy, but at the same time he seems like a total d-bag.  He’s way to confident in himself.  He’s not like Jace or Damon.  His cockiness isn’t adorable.  It’s grating.  Kaylee thinks she has to save everybody and has some serious white knight syndrome going on.  She’s a good person and extremely loyal.
If you want something that doesn’t include vamps, wolves or zombies, you should pick this up.  You’ll love it as much as I have.
Now if you haven’t read this yet, do not read below.  These are my thoughts/observations this time around.

·      Nash is dishonest from the very beginning in omitting that Tod is his brother.
·      When Aunt Val apologizes, I think it’s more about the deaths than for Kaylee’s newfound self.
·      Tod risks his afterlife to help Kaylee, and pretty much tells her that Nash has skeletons in his closet.
·      I think Tod begins to care for Kaylee the first time he meets her.
·      Color of souls???
o   Emmas – dark
o   Kaylee – white
o   Sophie – pink
o   Does the color reflect personality or actions????
·      Absolutely LOVE Emma!!!!!
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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