Audio Review | My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent

July 22, 2013 Reviews 1

Audio Review | My Soul to Lose by Rachel VincentMy Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Soul Screamers #0
Published by Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. on July 8, 2009
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 63
Length: 1 hour 48 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.

Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.

She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities...

My Review (3/22/13):
I wish I had read this book before book one in the series, but I didn’t realize that the prequel existed (and for free on Audible!). Despite knowing the majority of the plot points for the novella because of having read My Soul to Take, I really enjoyed this short.

As a prequel to the series, this novella does a great job introducing you to Kaylee. After a humiliating mall melt-down of epic proportions, Kaylee ends up in a psychiatric ward. She wants out, but to leave she has to prove her sanity to her doctors, her aunt and uncle, and most importantly herself. I found watching her coping with the possibility that she was crazy very funny – Kaylee is witty and has a fun, sometimes ironic sense of humor that comes through really strong in this prequel.

This novella also introduces us to some other key characters of the series, though we only get minor glimpses of them; this is more about letting us know Kaylee. But I appreciated this early glance at her best friend Emma, not to mention her obnoxious cousin Sophie and her aunt and uncle, who serve as her interim parents.

As always, Amanda Ronconi brings the characters in My Soul to Lose alive. I never fail to be impressed by her wonderful narration and her ability to impress so many different personalities into your mind just through the variations in her reading. The pace is perfect and with Ronconi binging the sarcastic humor of Kaylee to life, your sure to find yourself laughing through this prequel to the Soul Screamers Series.

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About Rachel Vincent

A resident of San Antonio, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks-seriously-and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

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