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.
My goodness, that was depressing. I just finished My Soul to Steal (it took me a really long time to actually get through it), and there were several points in the book that I thought my heart was going to shatter into little pieces. It had the same "I want you, but I can't have you" feel as City of Ashes (although, Kaylee and Nash don't think they're related). It starts off with Kaylee meeting this new girl, who kinda gives her the creeps. Enter Nash, and we learn that said new girl was an old girlfriend of his. The rest of the book is spent largely with Kaylee trying to fight Sabine (new girl) off. Unfortunately for Kaylee, Sabine has the ability to give some nasty nightmares, and she does use it for her advantage. There's also some more demon activity and threats and whatnot. And some very scary possession. My Soul to Steal was interesting as well as heartbreaking, but you just have got to continue the series.
I love Kaylee. I mean, I always love Kaylee, but she really toughened up and held her own against Sabine and other evil things of Netherworldly origin. She found her courage, and her wit, and did pretty well on her own. She still fights for what she thinks is right, no matter how much danger she ends up in. She's very human (no pun intended) and very easy to relate to. And, I really like that about her. I adore her little BFF, Emma, largely because she is really funny. And, she's always there for Kaylee, no matter what. She'll show up with a couple pints of Ben & Jerry's for them to eat and chat over, and it's awesome. Nash is still a little bit of a work in progress. I just... like his brother way better. *spoiler for My Soul to Keep* I loved it when Tod punched Nash for not protecting Kaylee better at the end of My Soul to Keep. I just love how Tod is always there and always helpful (more or less). He's just an all around good guy. I hate Sabine, but I think that's understandable once you read the book.
The cover is gorgeous as always. I love that they added the boy (Nash?), and it's just really gorgeous. Love it!
I give it 5 stars, for a really great (heart-wrenching) plot and loveable characters and a gorgeous cover. This is definitely one of the best series I have read in a while, and I like that it was able to make my heart hurt.
Have you guys read the Soul Screamers series? Do you like it? Did My Soul to Steal break your heart as well? Just curious! :)