Thursday, July 11, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 47 - My Soul To Take


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My Swoon for this week comes from:

My Soul To Take
(Soul Screamers #1)

Rachel Vincent

First - The Blurb:

She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.

Second - The Swoon:

My breath hitched in anticipation, and my pulse raced. "What should I be thinking about?" My own voice came out lower, my words so soft I could barely hear them.

"Me," he whispered back, leaning forward so that his lips brushed my ear as he spoke. His scent enveloped me, and his cheek felt scratchy against mine. "You should be thinking about me." His fingers intertwined with mine in my lap, and he pulled away from my ear slowly, his lips skimming my cheek, deliciously soft in contrast to the sharp stubble. He dropped a trail of small kisses along my jaw, and my heart beat harder with every single one.

When he reached my chin, the kisses trailed up until his mouth met mine, gently sucking my lower lip between his. Teasing without making full contact. My chest rose and fell quickly, my breaths shallow, my pulse racing.


He heard me. He must have. Nash pulled back just long enough to meet my gaze, heat blazing behind his eyes, and I realized that he was breathing hard too. His fingers tightened around mine and his free hand slid into the hair at the base of my skull.

Then he kissed me for real.

Third - My Thoughts:

After reading several great reviews on the Souls Screamers, I decided it was time to read it myself. Having completed book #1 - My Soul To Take - I am now hooked.

Kaylee is pretty, kind, strong willed, and... a banshee (bean sidhe). Nash, the hot young guy who seems to be everyone's crush, suddenly focuses his attention on Kaylee. Why? Because he is also a banshee. And... because he finds her attractive. As their relationship develops, Nash explains to Kaylee what it means to be a female banshee - a soul singer, and how her abilities intertwine with his. By working together, they can save lives by saving souls.

I quite enjoyed My Soul To Take and am looking forward to reading book # 2 - My Soul To Save.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!



  1. Yay Marilyn! So glad you've started this series!!! It's one of my favorites! Great swoon!

    My Swoon

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  2. Okay, so I seriously need to start reading this series. These swoony scenes are pushing them higher & higher up my TBR list!!!

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

  3. Marilyn I am a sucker for sucking on lips. Thanks for sharing your lovely swoon. I have been wanting to try this series. Need to up it on my list. Thanks for stopping by mine.

  4. Oh my goodness I loved your swoon!!! I definitely need to read this book asap!! Thank you for sharing. I hope your time clears up for a little reading soon. Nice to have the kids off for a little? My summer off is coming to an end 8(

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  5. Hehe!! I knew you would love this series!! *Sigh* I started with 4 star reviews, but it is an amazing series, Every book gets better and better. The swoons do too!!

  6. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE that swoon! A book marathon is in order for this series. I gotta find out who this Nash guy is ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. I'm glad you are enjoying these books!! I am such a huge fan of this series.
    Awesome Swoon by the way.
    PS I just finished Crush and I really liked!!

  8. Love Love Love! Wow, this swoon was so good! I really need to read this series ASAP! Thanks for sharing Marilyn! Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  9. I really liked this series. The books kept getting better and better.

    My Swoon

  10. I really liked this book. Great swoon.


  11. AHHHHH YES! I am so excited you stated on this series. I lurveee it and I lurvee that swoon!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives