When teenager Kaylee screams, someone dies…So when teen pop star Eden dies 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.
This is the second book in the soul screamers series, and even better than the first, if that is even possible! I devoured it in two sittings and didn’t want to put it down.
I loved the plot-line and I think Kaylee’s character really developed in this book. It is expertly written, as always from Rachel Vincent, no unnecessary fillers just crisp to the point writing, a pleasure to read.
Kaylee has moved in to her dad’s new house. He is new at the whole dad thing, being absent for the last 13 years, so he is being quite strict. Tod got Nash and Kaylee tickets to see Eden’s concert, the opening act is Addison, an ex girlfriend of Tod’s. They go back stage with their VIP tickets, something goes wrong on stage and Eden drops to the ground. She dies on stage and Kaylee is completely puzzled as to why she has no soul song for her. Turns out Eden sold her soul to a Hellion for her fame and fortune.
Libby is a reaper, a special one, one of the oldest. Her job is to show up and suck in demons breath from the dead who had sold their souls. She then needs to dispose of it properly, in the Netherworld. Libby revels that the next person she is showing up for will be Addison. Which means two things, 1. Addison is going to die 2. she has also sold her soul. This doesn’t go down well with Tod and he begs Nash and Kaylee to help him save her.
The three of them set out on their mission to save Addison’s life and soul. Nash doesn’t want to help as it is too dangerous, but he won’t let Kaylee do it without him.
Turns out there is an out-clause in the contract a person makes to sell their soul. Addison doesn’t have a copy of the contract and she doesn’t know the Hellion’s name she made the deal with. Kaylee and the other have to figure out what to do to save Addison’s soul, and with time running out it won’t be an easy task. They have to go to the Netherworld, Kaylee for the first time.
I was surprised at the ending, I was expecting a typical Happily Ever After, which is not the case. I think Kaylee really comes into her own in this one, she is such a strong likeable character. Nash and Kaylee’s relationship has also developed and there is some sexual tension between the pair. I am glad Kaylee is holding out on Nash, even tho I don’t think Nash would ‘Move onto the next thing’ as Kaylee thinks. My favourite character is Tod without a doubt, I just love his dark nature. Libby is a great new addition to the book and I really hope it’s not the last we hear of her.
I cannot wait to read what’s in store for Kaylee in the next instalment ‘My soul to keep.’
The only thing, I would love to read a little bit more about Emma.