My Soul to Take, by Rachel Vincent, is the first in a new fantasy series for teens.
Kaylee has the unfortunate ability to see when a person is about to die, and then an almost uncontrollable urge to scream. But Nash, a heartthrob from school, seems to have a calming affect on her. When several young girls just drop dead without a visible cause, Kaylee believes that the deaths may have something to do with her. The last thing Kaylee wants is for everyone to think she’s crazy, so choosing who to trust will be dangerous in more ways than one.
Vincent has created a unique and captivating world for the Soul Screamer series. Kaylee is a likeable and sympathetic character. The mystery that surrounds her heritage is fascinating. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me guessing. I don’t want to get into too much detail and give away any spoilers. But the character of a young reaper was especially inspired.
With a surprising twist, the climactic ending was one of the highlights of the book. Teens and adults alike should enjoy this urban fantasy with romance, suspense, mystery, and more. I can’t recommend this series debut enough. Fast-paced and fun, it’s novels like this that keep me reading YA, even as an adult.