Friday, December 31, 2010
"My Soul to Save" by Rachel Vincent
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk…."
As I made note of in my review of "My Soul to Take"m I am a Tod kinda gal, I prefer him tenfold over Nash. I just can't get over Nash's past, his personality, and whatnot, and as such, I am not a fan. However, in this book my opinion of Tod changed a bit- for the worse. I don't know if he completely comprehended how dangerous the task was that he assigned to Kaylee and Nash and they could have easily been killed or seriously injured in trying to carry it out, yet he still asked them to do it and he even played to Kaylee's hero complex. He knew that if he asked there was no way in heck that she could not help. What if something were to have happened to Nash or Kaylee? Harmony, Nash's mom, not only loses her husband and one son, but then her last remaining son and is left entirely alone in the world? Or Kaylee's dad, who had lost his wife, also loses his daughter who he and his wife have sacrificed so much for? I don't think so! All he was thinking about was his dear Addy...
As for Addy? Well, she kinda drove me nuts. I hated how she was so against using the out-clause. I know that her life would be pretty crappy had she used it, but wasn't it better than, I don't know? NOT HAVING A SOUL! But I am not going to lie, I did sympathize with her quite a bit in this book, more so towards the end of the novel where she sacrificed herself for her little sister. As for Tod? Well, it was just really nice to see a different side of him. I had become so accustomed to him being all morbid and snarky, and seeing him all googly eyed? It was cute.
I also hated the way in which Nash tried to hold Kaylee back from living up to her full potential. He was so against Kaylee and him helping Tod (and I know, this means that he fully comprehended the dangers whereas Tod did not- and that I am being completely contradictory as per usual), but still, he knows how Kaylee is and how she cannot say no when it comes to helping people, he should have just accepted it and kept his moaning and groaning to himself. As for Kaylee? Well she was her usual kick-ass self, but sometimes I cannot help myself from thinking that she really should put more faith into her dad, Harmony and her uncle and trust them with the problems that they are experiencing. I mean, the three adults combined have been around for probably 400 years, if not longer, so I do think that with age comes wisdom, especially over Tod, Nash, and Kaylee's combined 50ish years.