Monday, February 22, 2010

My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life. Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit. She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special

I have heard a lot of mixed hype in regards to Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series. So, I thought I would download the prequel novella, My Soul To Lose for free (you can do so here), and read it before purchasing the other two books in the series. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The psychiatric hospital setting reminded me of my psych rotation in nursing school, and made me wonder what kinds of things those patients were thinking, feeling, and living. However, I digress...Vincent portrayed a rather interesting story. That, coupled with Ink and Paper's interview of Vincent, I am compelled to read further and have ordered a copy of My Soul to Take and My Soul to Save.

Cover Art Commentary:
The color is rich and the font matches the rest of the series. Other than that, there isn't really a whole lot that grabs me. My Soul to Lose isn't available in book form, just downloads and ebook form, so the cover is more for show, so I don't mind its blandness too much. :P

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  1. Great review, Holly! I really liked MSTLose, and it definitely made me want to read the others - which are, so far, brilliant! I'm currently reading My Soul to Save :) Thanks for linking to my interview! I'm going to link to your review from my own of MSTLose :)

  2. That's a great idea, downloading the prequal before starting in on the series - so smart! :) I have been really wondering about this series, so I think I will do what you did. Great review!

  3. Great review, I've got the first book and I am planning to read it next week. :)

  4. Oh so riveting. You have me ready to read it :)

  5. @Jo
    Thanks love! I am looking forward to your review on My Soul to Save! :D Thanks again for the wonderful interview!

    Yeah, I first looked it up on, but they only offer the kindle version. I got the link from Jo's review. Such a great idea! I wish more authors did it! :)

    Awesome! I look forward to your review! I just ordered my copy from the book it'll be a while before it gets here! :P

    Thanks love! I liked it a lot more that I had originally thought I would. :)

  6. I didn't know about the novella but I'll check it out. I read the first in this series and liked it. While not fantastic, it's a light pleasant romance and a quick read. I picked up the second one from the library yesterday so I'm game for another go round!

  7. @Alyssa
    Oh yay! I just ordered the first and second books in the series. :) I am glad to hear you enjoyed it. I look forward to your review!