Friday, August 10, 2012

Soul Screamers: Volume One by Rachel Vincent

Soul Screamers is a YA Paranormal Romance series written by Rachel Vincent. So far there are 6 books in the series, but this particular copy I read was a bind up of the first two, with a prequel novella included. This series centers around a 16 year old girl named Kaylee, who lives with her Aunt and Uncle due to her mom dying when she was 3 years old. Kaylee is basically your normal teenage girl except for one big difference; she has awful panic attacks that cause her to scream her pretty little head off and have death premonitions when someone around her is about to die. Kaylee meets a very cute boy named Nash who helps her uncover the secret of who she really is. 

I loved this book! What Vincent did here is incredible. It is painfully obvious that paranormal romance is one of the biggest sub-genres in the YA community, so it can be hard to find a top within those lines that is original. Vincent went above and beyond that, providing a very unique idea and having lesser-known mythical creatures come to life before our very eyes. 

One of my favorite things about this series (well, what of it I have read so far) is how witty the writing is. I found myself laughing out loud at parts. There were even some parts that were gruesome and I found myself cringing at the thought. I really liked the character of Kaylee...until book two. In the novella and the first book, Kaylee was a well-rounded and like able character. In the second book, however, she was annoying. She always wanted to throw herself into trouble at any cost. One character that I really appreciate is Kaylee's best friend, Emma. It's not very often that a female character in a YA novel has such a strong relationship with her friend. Usually there's betrayal and heartache, but here Emma was just solid. High five, Emma!

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. The relationship between friends sounds refreshing. I know exactly what you mean. Put it on my TBR mountain. :-)