You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Monday, November 8, 2010

REVIEW: My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent



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 Nash back.

See, Sabine isn’t just an ordinary girl. She’s a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people’s fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.

And Sabine isn’t above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

About the Author

Rachel Vincent's urban fantasy novels have been causing a buzz in the US, with her fresh, hip and compelling style. Rachel also runs an active blog at urbanfantasy.blogspot.com.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373210272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210275
SOURCE:  Around the World ARC Tours


I finished My Soul to Keep right before I read this one and it is wonderful to see the continuity in the story.  Each chapter builds upon the next.  I sort of wish I had read the blurb above before I started the story since I was just as mystified as Kaylee about Sabine's identity.  Just one tiny spoiler here:  Sabine isn't really after Kaylee, nor is she as bad as you think she is.  Oh, how I wish I could spill the beans on this one.  This story will have you staying up late just to find out all of the details.  Seriously, you may have to stop everything in your life to finish it.

The story reminds my why I adored the first book in the series.  There was somewhat of a sophomore slump with the last two books, but this one rocks!  The main twist to this book is Sabine.  She is just the spark that sets everything in motion. All of your favorite evil bad guys are here as well.  If you keep up with this series, I won't have to name names.  There are of course a few sexual situations and substance abuse issues here, but they are dealt with in a mature and responsible fashion.  This series is best for those over 14 years old.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I haven't read this series yet but it's in my TBR pile. I'm a big fan of her Shifters series so I have high hopes for this one!



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