In Review: My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent

Released: 12/29/09
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0373210046

The follow up to My Soul to Take, let me feeling a little eh. Kaylee finally knows what she is, she expects that when someone is close to death she's gonna scream her head off, except when teen pop sensation Eden falls over dead right in front of her and not a single screech escapes her lips something is wrong.

Enter in Addison, former girlfriend of Tod, who is about to experience the same fate, if Kaylee can't stop it. The premise of the story was wonderful. The plotting superb. The visuals, especially those of the Netherworld were excellent, and very creepy.

What was lacking was feeling, it didn't evoke enough in me. Tod's character in the first novel, was very snarky, and entertaining, likable though he acted like he didn't care, which he had none of this time around. And Addison, I didn't care for her plight at all. She was shallow, and she got what she deserved, no need to try to save her, under the pretense that she was really a good person who was just trying to help out her family. I just didn't feel it.

On the other hand, Kaylee and Nash's relationship felt less rushed. There's still plenty of work to be done here, and not just exploring the differences in their social standings. Kaylee was a little over the top in her displays of teenage rebellion, that were suppose to bridge the gap between normalcy and supernatural. Nash seemed little more than her lap dog, his protests feeble and easily set aside. The characters seemed a little flat, they've lost their spark, which I hope is regained in the next one.


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