I am so excited to review Soul Screamers Volume 1 by Rachel Vincent since this is a first in this genre. I've seen this a couple of times on Goodreads, I just haven't gotten around to reading it since it's quite long. Yeah, I'm chicken sh*t like that. Plus, my shelf space is kinda' limited so yeah, getting seven books would be a bad idea. Anyhow, I didn't know an Omnibus edition has been published already so when I saw this I decided to buy volumes 1 and 2 since both are already available. Volume 3 will be published some time in July while the seventh book will be out on March, I think. The novel is told in Kaylee Cavanaugh's POV.
First and foremost, you have to look at that cover. Isn't it awesome? It's so gorgeous! So when, I saw it on The Book Depository I just couldn't resist getting it for myself. Anyway, the story or rather stories center around Kaylee. A girl who happens to have a "Screaming Problem". So, let me start with My Soul to Lose, which is the prequel novella to the entire series. On the first page, I honestly thought she was one of those typical teenagers who had insecurity issues and technically she does but not in an annoying kind of way. She has this "Screaming Problem" as I've mentioned earlier. I won't go into details since I might just end up spoiling the entire series but I really felt bad for her. She thought she had panic attacks and got locked up and no one even bothered to tell her the truth. I just felt really bad for her. Then moving on to the first novel which is My Soul to Take, I think she turned out okay for a character who was locked up in a mental institution. She ended up being okay and selfless and I really admire her for that. Yes, she became angsty at some point but I think she deserves to have a bit of anger in her system after everything they hid from her. I didn't get annoyed by her though. I really liked the way she developed as a character with a little help from her boyfriend, the jock, Nash Hudson who happens to have talents of his own. I really liked Nash btw. Yes, he's a jock but he wasn't an ass like the typical jocks who think they own the entire school. I did find it funny that he had no car whatsoever. Haha. I really like them together though since their talents actually go hand in hand.
And lastly, My Soul to Save which is the second book in the series, I really enjoyed reading this a lot since it had a lot of Kaylee-finding-out-what-she-can-really-do-with-her-gifts moments. Which I think is awesome btw. I also liked that she's not a whiner. I really hate whiny heroines. Again, i really enjoyed reading this part of the series. And again, Nash is just awesome. I love Nash. He was just so supportive and protective of Kaylee. And I just can't help but swoon. Plus, their steamy scenes together. Wow. Just wow. I did have some problem with Tod, the reaper's, attitude towards their entire predicament. I didn't know what to think then. Anyway, I don't want to spoil the series for any of those who haven't read it yet. I really enjoyed it though and I am going to continue reading this once Volume 3 is released.
Overall, I'm glad I got the Omnibus edition instead of the 7 books. The omnibus has these novellas that have been printed for the first time so yeah, that is awesome. I really love the covers as well. I don't know why but covers with female models just seem to draw me in. I am so not a lesbian though. I really think this is a well-written series even if it is quite long. It wasn't really action packed or anything. More on the paranormal genre but I really liked it. I wasn't bored at all. Proof of that is that I've managed to finish 570 pages in almost a day. I must admit though that this is a new concept for me so the thought of Soul Screamers a.k.a. B******* is new and I really didn't know what I was getting into when I decided to pick up this series. I wouldn't mind reading Rachel Vincent's other novels though. Anyway, I can't wait for Volume 3 to come out.
RATING: 5/5 stars