My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

MySoulToStealTrying 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.

I mentioned before that the stakes keep getting higher, that observation still applies. No one is safe anymore and it seems like anyone who is anywhere near Kaylee is in danger. That combined with the emotional turmoil that the characters were dealing with in My Soul to Steal turned this into an almost overnight read. I honestly couldn’t put it down.

Kaylee is still trying to keep her distance from Nash until she decides whether or not she can forgive him or not. Before she can come to terms with how she feels about him, Sabine – Nash’s first love –  comes to town. She is a force to be reckoned with and it’s pretty obvious she isn’t willing to play fair. Sabine definitely made things interesting and made me even more frustrated with Nash. There were times that I wanted to yell at him for hurting Kaylee and others that I wanted to hug him because he was hurting too. It’s safe to say that My Soul to Steal was an emotional roller coaster.

The supporting characters are becoming more  important as well. I’m loving Emma and her snarkiness more and more. Her presence was even greater in this book and I hope that the trend continues. Alec was an interesting twist in My Soul to Steal. I’m still not sure how I feel about him, but I think that’s the point. This series has proven that almost anything can happen and nothing is exactly what it seems. Then there was Tod. *sigh* It’s obvious that he came to a realization during this book that promises to make the next books even more interesting.

Things aren’t resolved at the end of My Soul to Steal, but they’ve settled down for the time being. Even though a few things were revealed, there is still a lot unknown. As a whole, this is a great series. The teen characters are smart, witty and still full of enough teenage angst to make them (and their reactions) totally believable. I can’t wait to see what is in store for them next, although I do admit I’m a little scared.

SoulScreamersVol2I read My Soul to Steal as part of Soul Screamers Volume 2. Having the 3rd and 4th books along with the Todd’s novella all in one place is a great way to read these books. The next book on my list is Reaper. I can’t wait to get to know Tod better.