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Thursday’s Special Spotlight; My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

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Thursday’s Special Spotlight is a new feature here at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts. It is inspired by her library’s “Book of the Week” and Stepping out of the Page’s From the Review Pile. It also stems from how far behind I am on writing reviews and how guilty I often feel about it!

The idea of this feature is to spotlight books that I read e-ons ago that I absolutely loved and I feel deserve the spotlight on this blog! They will be accompanied with reasons as to why I loved them and why I think you should read them.

This weeks pick is My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

my soul to take

This is another book that I read a while back, maybe in March or April last year. I got it from the library after seeing some recomendations for it but I was really unsure about it simply because on the UK cover it has “Twilight Fans Will Love This”. Bearing in mind I really can’t stand Twilight, and am certainly NOT a fan, I was weary of it. Did I really want to read a book in a similiar vein of Twilight? Essentially, I ignored that small text on the cover and listened to my blogger friends instead and am glad that I did because I really enjoyed this book. I really must mention that this book is nothing like Twilight. There is no love triangle, no, “I’ll die without your love”, no “I want to be a vampire”, and, there is even brilliant writing involved. The ONLY thing similiar, in my opinion, was the romance was a bit insta-love BUT the reason behind it is clear and makes sense. That, in itself, puts it apart from the rest. And Kaylee is a much better protagonist than Bella as well.

Moving away from the differences and similiarties, while the smaller plot points of this book are failing me because I have read so many books between now and then, I cannot deny that this book pulled me in and forced me to continue going. I loved it so much that I requested the next two books in the series from the library straight away and this is the teaser review I left on Goodreads; “a longer review will appear ASAP. But for now, I just have to say… I am so glad I read this! It’s such a good book and I cannot wait to read the next few books in the series!” Needless to say, I really liked this one. There was a swoon-worthy romance, a kick-ass heroine, moral dilemma’s, and a lot of good action to keep you interested. I loved that Kaylee didn’t know what was going on with her, loved all the little twists and turns that pop up along the way, and I just really loved Nash. He was just a great character who was there for Kaylee throughout it all. This is definitely one that I enjoyed a lot!

Why do I think YOU should read My Soul to Take?
If you like stories that are full of depth and real emotion than this is one I would recommend that you read. It does have paranormal elements so if you are not into mythical creature stories then maybe this wouldn’t be for you but I haven’t read a story with “soul screamers” (trying not to spoil anything) in before and I really enjoyed it. All the paranormal elements are explained well as Kaylee is just learning them all herself as well. This book is one that will take your hand and drag you through the story without any need for escape. It is compelling, entertaining, and if I do remember correctly, also had me laughing at quite a few moments. I have also read the next two books in the series and I have to admit that they are just as good, if not better, than the first book and therefore there is even more reason to pick up the first one in the series! So, unless you still want to miss out on a swoon-worthy Nash, a kick-ass Kaylee, and a fun-loving Todd, you really should pick up this book!

Have you read My Soul to Take? Do you argee with me or disagree? I’d love to hear your thoughts!



  • Alexandra

    Oooh, Faye! I love this series – and I love how Vincent’s not afraid to throw the hard stuff at her characters, and have them suffer consequences. I think there’s a lot of depth in her writing, and I love how she develops the Kaylee-Nash-Todd relationships. Although Kaylee annoys me from time to time, especially at the beginning, I am fond of her, and I do like that she grows across the books. So anxious for how she’s going to wrap it all up in book 7!

  • Debbie @ Snuggling on the Sofa

    I must admit I tend to steer clear of paranormal YA on the whole, because there are some terrible books thanks to the Twilight bandwagon. So the tagline would put me off too (don’t get me wrong, I like Twilight. Just as a book. Not a bandwagon). This does sound good though. The thought of reading a 7-part series is a bit daunting! Because when you’ve finished the book, you havent REALLY finished. Maybe I’ll read it when I run out of books to read (Ha!). You do make me want to read it though!

  • Alexa Y.

    I have yet to read anything by Rachel Vincent, but I think that’s primarily because my TBR pile just never ends. I do have the first book in the series (I think), so maybe I’ll get around to it sometime!

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