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Friday, April 5, 2013

With All My Soul Review

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)

WITH ALL MY SOUL by Rachel Vincent release in the U.S. March 26, 2013, in paperback and eBook formats.
Published by Harlequin Teen, print edition is 384 pages . . .
With All My Soul is the seventh and final full-lenght book of Rachel Vincent's series "Soul Screamers"

Goodreads Description
What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...
After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.
But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has....

So you heard me be giddy about this book on my Don't Let It End!Currently Reading Post . . . Now I will give you my review.


With All My Soul is stunning conclusion of Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, duly noted that this is her longest series consisting of three novellas “My Soul to Lose”, “Reaper” and “Never To Sleep” along with two anthologies, “Fearless” and “Niederwald” Plus a short story found in Before I Wake “A Day With Tod In the Afterlife”.

I believe that I’ve been with this series since my late teens and during my early adult years. I’ve watch Kaylee Cavanaugh go through so many ups and downs as a teen but also as a bean sidhe “Banshee”. When its time for someone to die, Kaylee will be the one screaming for their souls but now? What’s next for Kaylee and the gang?

After suffering a terrible loss of a friend and a freaky body neck snap, someone coming back from the dead but not in their own body. But now it’s WAR and PERSONAL, Kaylee will do anything to make sure her family and friends are safe . . . AT ANY COST.

Now you remember Avari, the Hellion of Greed . . . he is out for Kaylee’s soul no matter what, so what does he do? Steal the one person that most important to her. But what can she do? What will she do? Trying to figure out a solution wasn’t coming as quick as she hoped until the Hellion of Wrath comes along.

This Hellion of Wrath, IRA just might be the key to taking down Avari but not without a price . . . a hefty price. The gang gets together to figure out how to rescue one of their own but the risks have become greater and higher when your enemy is one step ahead of you.

Kaylee makes some huge sacrifice in this final book, and sometimes it just might have to end up making a deal with a Hellion. Yes a deal with a Hellion, will it be worth the deal and sacrifice for Kaylee or will it end in turmoil?  

I give this an out of this Cat's Tails World! More than Five Tails Up!

I love everything about this book! from the first page to the last . . . I mean how could I not? After being a huge reader of this series, I spent my late teens to early adult years with this series and its characters.

Rachel truly went above and beyond with ending WAMS, it was action-packed, love-worthy, and truly some heartbreaking moments. If being a writer means putting your character through HELL then so be it! As long good overcomes evil.
Now it's time to say goodbye, but hey I can still go back and re-read this series all over again :)
A LOT HAPPENS in the book, more than I think readers could handle! Think about it with Emma's dramatic body change, Nash and Sabine officially a couple, Brendon and Harmony (Say what?), Tod and Kaylee's Afterlife, and of course you can't just have those without a little bit . . . no a lot of Hellions around.
So what's really happens? Read Before I Wake to find out or if you haven't read the series GO START! In short summary, WAMS deals with Kaylee making the ultimate sacrifice for the one she loves, for everybody she loves. But not with out making some deals with a few people and making BIG promises.
Favorite Moments

Kaylee and Harmony shared a moment when Harmony explains just how truly Kaylee's parents were meant for each other. Kaylee never truly understood about her parents love but now she did and it pains Kaylee to realizes that her dad will always forever suffer the loss of her mom because they each shared part of their soul. Until somehow Kaylee's mom soul would ever be found, that emptiness and pain will always linger.

"Kaylee, your parents were soul mates." ~ Harmony pg 179
Nash and Sabine certainly finally coupled up, even though Nash still struggle with the betrayal and heartache when his brother Tod and ex-girlfriend Kaylee coupled up. But now when Sabine get injured during a shift run looking for one of their own people, he now feels guilty that he never said the things he wanted to say to Sabine.  
"I've wasted so much time. And so many words. What if I don't get the chance to make it right?" ~ Nash pg 230

Here's one of my favorite moments, the part where Nash is told the real TRUTH . . . Of course this was suppose to be between Kaylee, Tod and Harmony but the spur of the moment arise. Kaylee tells Nash that he's the one that died, not Tod (Read Reaper to get the back story) but of course Nash denies it but when Kaylee starts explaining. Now Nash begins to feel guilty for his actions. . . All of it.   
"I'm saying that when you died, your brother started shouting for the reaper to show himself. He demanded to be take in your place.He died way before his time so you could live. So you could go on and make something of your life." ~ Kaylee pg 217
Meeting the Hellion of Wrath IRA, I was expected to meet another hellion but to meet one that was willing to help out? No in order for a hellion to help out, there is always a price to pay. When Ira first meet Kaylee for the first time, he is quite fond of her . . . by fond I mean his fond of Kaylee’s growing anger. Ira gave Kaylee his calling card if and when Kaylee want to speak to him. Ira has  a few nickname for Kaylee like “little flame” or “little fury” this pleased him knowing that he feeds off of anger and he would do just about anything to get a taste of her anger.
"Oh, no, my little fury, don't be scared. I enjoy your fear, true, but I'd much rather have your anger." ~ Ira pg 153
Tod and Kaylee "Minor Fight" I always find little fights or arguments a little amusing among couples that don't normally fight. So after everything Kaylee tries to do to reach out to the person she relies on the most, she doesn't get much luck. So when she fought back and forth about summoning Ira, Hellion of Wrath . . . was it really worth it? Tod knows that once Kaylee has something set in her mind, there no chance of changing it but Tod wasn't too pleased with what was the price for a little information.
“Just. . .in the future, save all the good stuff for me okay?” ~ Tod pg 163
The ending! oh how about that ending!!!! I had to admit I was worry about just how this was going to end but thankfully Kaylee thought ahead of time and gave very specific instructions even though time was lost as the result of her huge sacrifice. The reunion was bittersweet, I don't think we could have imagined it in any other way. Every character has a happy ending, and Kaylee is happy that everyone got a life free of hellions, and the Netherworld.
"The universe owes us forever. And our eternity starts now." ~ Tod pg 377

Favorite Passages
"Someday soon, reaper, your mouth will be the source o your own destruction." ~ Avari Pg 188
"Ira's M.O. seems to be fictionalized flashbacks designed to thoroughly piss you off, so he can feed from your anger." ~ Kaylee Pg 246
"And what we've learned from his little episode is that Kaylee and Nash are like those rock ancient cave people used to make fire. Bang them together, and you get sparks." ~ Sabine Pg 283

"I just basically wished him a lifetime of good fortune and sex. It doesn't get much better than that." ~ Tod Pg 301


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