Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Soul Screamer: The Prequel

My Soul to Lose

Written by: Rachel Vincent

Released: July 1, 2009

Summary: Kaylee Cavanaugh's trip to the mall ends with a brutal panic attack and a brainscrambling shriek she can't stop. Her secret fear is exposed. It's the worst day of her life.
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
But the hospital isn't a safe place for Kaylee, and getting out won't be easy because everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, who has a secret of her own...

So I recently found out that there was an online prequel to Rachel Vincent’s amazing new YA series and since I’ve read the first book, the second is on my to-read pile, and I’m greatly anticipating the third, I figured that this would be great to read too. So I downloaded the pdf file and read the 40-odd pages that were this prequel.

It was amazing.

It was great to have a bit of insight to events that were only glazed over in the first book and to see how Kaylee was before the first book. It also gave a bit more information on the supernatural world and what exists in this particular series. And, you see the beginnings of the relationship between Kaylee’s aunt and uncle and how they know more than they’re letting on.

One thing I wish was different was that Lydia was a larger character and that you really get to know her more. Everything else though was amazing. The turmoil of being in an institution was something that the reader could feel and the way that it was described made you think that things like this could really be happening.

Overall I’m giving this novella a 7/10 and it can be found in the link above to read online. Trust me, if you like the series, it’s definitely something that you should read. And if you’ve never read the books, check it out because it’s great!

On a side note, isn't the cover gorgeous?

Summary and photo taken from here.

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