Published: December 21, 2010
Edition: Paperback, US
4th in the Soul Screamers series
My Rating: 5/5 Stars – Loved It!
I am currently taking part in the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge hosted by Fiktshun.
Trying 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.
When I first read this book, I thought it was a major game changer for the series. The author took some big risks that definitely payed off. It was my favorite of the series (this was before IID, obviously).
*Slight spoilers ahead*
Kaylee and Nash’s relationship was so fragile in this book. You could feel the tension between them in their scenes together. If I was in Kaylee’s position, I would have distanced myself from Nash too. I just could not trust him after everything he did. Plus, the addition of Sabine didn’t help the matter at all.
Speaking of Sabine, she is something else! Sometimes I just wanted to slap her. But I also kind of respect her. She knows what she wants and is honest about it. She doesn’t BS you, which is nice. That doesn’t mean I still didn’t want to slap her at some points.
There were also Rachel Vincent’s signature Netherworld creatures, which I love. This book had more hellions, possessions, and maras. Doesn’t that sound like a recipe for awesomeness!?
Since this was my second time reading this, I noticed some nice Tod moments I didn’t pick out the first time around. I love Tod so much. If nothing else, read this series for Tod!
Overall: It’s Rachel Vincent people, need I say more?
Favorite Quotes (So many one liners, so little time)
“Can we save the live demo for later, please? Bean Sidhe in angst, here.”
“Just go away, Tod. I have enough to worry about without adding ‘taking stupid advice from a dead guy’ to the list.”
Tod blinked at me, and the smallest cobalt tremor of emotion rippled through his irises before he regained control. Before I could interpret what I’d seen. Then he sighed and blinked out of the room, pizza box and all.
“Whoever said it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved was full of crap.”