Publication Date: December 29th 2009Publisher: Harlequin TeenGenre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
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When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies. So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul. The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand. Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….
Good but not as good as the first book.
The story started at Eden's concert, where Kaylee, Nash and Tod saw Eden fell and die. They learned that Addison Paige--Tod's ex-girlfriend also sold her soul to a hellion and is now next on the list. Tod will do everything to save Addison's soul and once again, Kaylee became so concerned of helping Addison and Tod. Nash couldn't let Kaylee go to the Netherworld without him so he agreed to help his brother and Kaylee save Addison's soul from the hellion.
In book two, readers will finally see what the Netherworld really look like. The setting and the world building is really good and Rachel Vincent nailed it. I liked the idea of the Netherworld, because it was different from what I'd expected. Not just a barren land but an actual place or city just like ours but it was the horrible and dangerous side of it. It was interesting and scary to read about. The writing is still good, the concept is ok. And it was nice to see how Nash and Kaylee's relationship develops though I wish there was more to see about Nash. Tod was always present but I liked him more in My Soul To Save. I was a bit irritated with him for putting Kaylee at risk just to save Addison. It wasn't also Kaylee's strongest point in the series because there were times when I want to hit her in the head. I don't like her messing with things she's not actually involved with, and I hate it when she's being so stubborn especially with her dad.
I wish this book has something more than saving Addison's and Regan's souls from the hellion. There's just something missing or lacking in the story that made it less entertaining for me. I admit, there are times that I almost give up and thought of picking up another book to read, but then I really wanted to see how the story will shape the characters and prepare them for the next books in the series. Many times I struggled to finish the book but I'm glad that I did.
Don't hesitate to pick up My Soul to Save if you enjoyed and loved My Soul To Take. It's still good, just not the best in the series, I think.
3.5 coffee cups!
3.5 coffee cups!